For basic pan preparation you want to cute a circle of parchment for the bottom of your pan. Check out my way to get a perfectly sized circle for your pans (the outside of a pan isn’t always the best way to go – it’s usually too big)
If want to bake cakes taller than the pans you have (like I do for cake carving) I also add reinforced parchment paper to the outsides. you start with pulling out a long strip of parchment paper, long enough to wrap around the cake pan.
Then I fold it into thirds, fold up the bottom. Then fold down the top. To prepare it for the pan, I curl it. Then put it into the pan and let it uncurl. I spray a bit of PAM onto the bottom corners of the pan, it holds in the bottom circle and sides of the pan.
All ready for batter! I like to pour the batter up the sides of the real pan, in this case a 3 inch tall pan. Then as it bakes it rises up taller. It’s nice for the carving I do. But you can also cut off the top and cut it into 2-4 layers, fill it and create an extra tall cake (I like my wedding cake layers to be taller, more elegant).Do NOT miss a single post. Subscribe to weekly recaps for Ashlee Marie by Email Some of the links in my posts may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a very small percentage.