Spring baking is in full swing with Easter-inspired cakes and cupcakes, so we’ll be featuring some of our best baking tips over the next few weeks to help you out in the kitchen. Here, we’re starting with the basics: preparing a cake pan for baking.
Three steps are essential to insure your baked goods don’t stick: buttering, flouring and lining your pan with parchment paper. See how it’s done below.
To butter a pan, place a small amount of soft butter on a piece of waxed paper and then spread the butter over the bottom and sides of the pan.
To flour a pan, add 2 tablespoons of flour to the buttered pan and tilt and shake so the flour adheres to the butter. Turn the pan over, tap it on a work surface and discard the extra flour.
Readers, what are your best tips to avoid sticking? Tell us in the comments!