How to Line a Cake Tin A Simple Guide

Lining a cake tin is an essential step to ensure your cake bakes evenly and comes out of the tin without sticking. Follow this easy guide to line a cake tin like a pro.

What You'll Need

Cake tin
Parchment paper or baking paper
Butter or cooking spray


Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare Your Cake Tin

Before lining your cake tin, make sure it's clean and dry. Lightly grease the tin with butter or cooking spray to help the parchment paper stick.

Measure and Cut the Parchment Paper

For the Base:

Place the cake tin on a sheet of parchment paper.
Using a pencil, trace around the base of the tin.
Cut out the circle you traced.

For the Sides:

Measure the height and circumference of the cake tin.
Cut a long strip of parchment paper slightly longer than the circumference and a bit taller than the height of the tin.

Line the Base

Place the parchment circle inside the greased cake tin, pressing it down to ensure it sticks.

Line the Sides

Take the strip of parchment paper and create a few small cuts along one long edge (about 1 inch apart) to help it fit snugly against the sides of the tin.

Press the strip inside the tin, ensuring the cuts overlap slightly on the base.

Tips for Perfect Lining

Square or Rectangular Tins: Cut two strips for the sides and fit them into the tin, ensuring they overlap at the corners. Then cut a piece to fit the base.
Non-Stick Tins: Even if your tin is non-stick, it's a good idea to line it for easier cake removal and to prevent damage to the tin.
Reusable Liners: Consider using reusable silicone liners as an eco-friendly alternative to parchment paper.


Why Lining is Important

Prevents Sticking: Ensures your cake releases easily from the tin.
Even Baking: Helps distribute heat evenly, reducing the risk of burnt edges or undercooked centers.
Easy Cleanup: Makes cleaning the tin a breeze.


Final Thoughts

Lining a cake tin might seem like an extra step, but it can make a big difference in the outcome of your cake. With this simple guide, you'll be lining tins like a pro and enjoying perfectly baked cakes every time.

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