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How to Parchment Line Baking Pans

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Learn how to line cake pans with parchment paper with this step-by-step guide to protecting your baked goods. Pictures included!

liner cake pans

There is nothing worse than laboring to prep, measure, mix, and wait for a cake only to have it be ripped to pieces from being clung to an unprepared baking pan. Well this quick tutorial shows you how to Parchment Line Baking Pans so that your hard work is not in vain.

Prevent cakes from sticking

There are a number of effective ways to protect your baked goods. Pan Release Paste, baking spray, and butter and flour. But using parchment paper to line baking pans with parchment paper is a great skill to have when alternatives aren’t the best options.

Equipment needed

Parchment paper– Pop-up parchment sheets  are a huge time-saver! They fit to most baking sheets and require no more than a trim or snip to fit nicely into pans.
Scissors
Cake pan
Cooking spray– A quick spritz from a neutral spray like canola oil helps the parchment stick securely to the pan. Definitely not required but it is helpful.

Instructions for parchment lining baking pans

Round pans

Using a piece of parchment paper a little bigger than the pan you’re using. Next, fold the parchment in half once, then fold half again widthwise making a square.

From the center crease, make another fold making a triangle. Fold the triangle in half twice making a narrow point.

Place point on the bottom of the pan at the center, making a small crease along the edge of the pan. Cut the parchment at the crease, revealing a small circular fan.

Unfold and line the inside of the cake pan. The circle should fit perfectly into the pan with very little overlap on the sides and the pan is ready for use.

rectangle sheet pan with parchment

Rectangle

To easily line 9”x13” lasagna pan using parchment, measure a piece of parchment about 10” x 14”. Snip all four corners inwardly about 1 1/2-2 inches. Place the parchment paper into the pan and press to crease it. The corners will naturally overlap.

lining a loaf pan with parchment

Loaf

Loaf pan come in different sizes so you will need to measure your paper according to your pan. Cut the parchment sheet about 1/2” smaller than the internal width of your pan and 2” longer than the length. It may take a fee snips to get it right. Once adjusted, press the parchment in the pan to crease it; a little oil helps it to stick.

Recipes to use parchment lined cake pans

Now bake away! Take this skills to task and make these yummy cake recipes. Turn cupcake recipes into layer!

Yellow Layer Cake
Sour Cream Chocolate Cake
Lemon Layer Cake

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