When it comes to cake baking, your number one concern should be how to prevent your freshly baked cake from sticking to the cake pan. One simple trick that has become popular is lining the cake pan with parchment paper.
That leads to another concern. You don’t want your parchment paper to stick to the bottom of your cake pan. So, you need to grease the cake pan before you place parchment paper into it. Here are the steps involved in greasing a cake pan with parchment paper.
How to Grease a Cake Pan with parchment paper?
Get the diameter of your cake pan.
Use the diameter to cut out parchment paper that is big enough to cover the bottom of the cake pan.
Use a pastry brush to spread non-stick oil all over the cake pan.
Gently place the parchment paper inside the cake pan with the silicone side facing up. You don’t need to apply non-stick oil to the parchment paper because the silicone on it will prevent your cake from sticking to it.
That’s it. The cake pan is ready to receive your cake mix and go into the oven.
Do You Grease a Cake Pan When Using parchment paper?
Yes. You have to grease the interior of the cake pan before you place parchment paper in it. This will prevent the parchment paper from sticking to the bottom of the cake pan while baking your cake. Remember, there are two types of sticking to prevent. The first one is parchment paper sticking to your cake pan, and the second is the issue of cake sticking to the surface of your parchment paper.
Do I Grease a Cake Pan Before or After Parchment Paper?
You need to grease a cake pan before you place parchment paper into it. This will prevent the parchment paper from sticking to the cake pan. You don’t have to grease a cake pan after placing parchment paper in it. This is not necessary since the parchment paper already has silicone on its surface. The silicone prevents the cake from sticking to it.
Which Side of Parchment Paper Goes Down?
The side of the parchment paper without silicone will face down, while the side with silicone will face up. This is the only way the silicone on the surface of the parchment paper can prevent the cake from sticking to the parchment paper. If you allow the silicone side to face down, it won’t be able to prevent the cake from sticking to it.
Why is it Necessary to Put Parchment Paper at The Bottom of The Pan?
It is necessary to put parchment paper at the bottom of the cake pan so that it can prevent cake from sticking to the parchment paper or to the pan itself.
To prevent your cake from sticking to your cake pan after baking, it is necessary to apply grease to the interior of the cake pan before placing parchment paper in the cake pan, with the silicone side facing up. The thin layer of silicone can only prevent cake from sticking if it faces up. And that’s what you should always do.