How to line a cake pan with paper

How to line a cake pan with paper

In this post, I’m sharing my easy way to line cake pans with paper. No drawing outlines then cutting out rounds. Nope! It’s really quick and easy.

How to line a cake pan

How to line a cake pan (easily!)

Here’s how I do it:

  1. Tear off a sheet of baking paper / parchment paper.

  2. Fold it in half.

  3. Then fold in in half again.

  4. Then keep folding until you form a long pointy triangle.

  1. Measure it against the cake pan with the pointy end in the middle of the pan.

  2. Then snip the end off.

  3. Unfold and voila! Look at that, a near-perfect circle base for your cake-pan.

  4. Grease the cake pan using butter (sticks best) or oil spray (works but paper will slide a bit).

  5. Press into the base. 

  6. Then tear off strips of paper and stick to the walls. My 20cm / 8” cake pan requires 2 full length strips plus a scrap to patch up a gap.

There you go! I hope you find this useful.

And here’s a video tutorial so you can watch me do it:

Pre-cut paper rounds

Though, if you are an avid baker, did you know you can buy pre-cut paper rounds in varying sizes? I have 20cm/8” ones and 23cm / 9” rounds. Super handy! I purchase mine online.

Though to be honest, weirdly, I default to cutting my own. It’s just habit!. – Nagi x

PS Just to share a little anecdote about this method: At the time I figured out how to do this, I really thought I was the first person in the world to discover this. I thought I was so clever, and I applauded myself for coming up with this handy hack.

But a quick search online showed it’s been done by professionals and home cooks “forever”.

Ah well. In my mind, I was the pioneer of this!! 

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