I know, you are probably thinking “how hard is it to line a cake pan?” I can tell you from experience it is so easy to forget, or just decide to skip, a very important step that can lead to disaster. I’ve had it happen, you bake a cake and it comes out of the oven looking beautiful…until you go to unmold it from the pan and it just falls apart because it’s stuck to the bottom!
You can can always read how to prep cake pans online, or in a book (like in my book that also has lots of helpful pictures!)
But I also think that if a picture is worth a thousand words then videos are worth at least ten times that. When I first started baking and cake decorating I was lucky enough to take be able to take hands-on classes with some great instructors. That was when I lived near Washington D.C, but now that I live in a rural area there really isn’t much available in the way of culinary/baking classes here. I quickly found myself relying heavily on videos I found online to learn new techniques. You Tube videos have been extremely helpful, even when it is just a simple technique that I’m trying to master.
That is why I decided to make a quick video on how to line a cake pan so that your cakes come out perfectly every time. The video below shows the steps I follow for every cake I bake. If you like what you see I recommend picking up a copy of my book as well since it has tons more helpful information and baking tips, all in one place.