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The easiest way ever to cut a circle for the bottom of your cake tin!


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So super easy, and the best time saving trick I ever discovered! Tear enough baking paper to cover the bottom of your round tin. 1. Fold it in half into a rectangle. 2. Fold in half again into a square. 3, 4, & 5. Fold the top right corner down to make a triangle, repeat this step again two more times (you will have folded three times) 6. Find the centre of your tin with the point of your triangle, cut to size at the edge of the tin. 7. Et Voila! The perfect sized circle of baking paper to line your cake tin! www.serveseight.com.au

List of Materials

  • Baking Paper
  • Scissors

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Tear enough baking paper to cover the bottom of your round tin. 1. Fold it in half into a rectangle. 2. Fold in half again into a square. 3, 4, & 5. Fold the top right corner down to make a triangle, repeat this step again two more times (you will have folded three times) 6. Find the centre of your tin with the point of your triangle, cut to size at the edge of the tin. 7. Et Voila! The perfect sized circle of baking paper to line your cake tin!
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Comments (28)

i had to practice a few time than i made it ... the steps 4 & 5 aren't so clear .. when you try it make shure that the first fold (rectangle) is always on your left
I just tried this and wooooooaaaaaaaoooooooo, That is what i call super duper easy. thanks so much.
What a smart idea! The nest time I need to make one, I will be trying this; Thanks!
Seriously? In the time it takes to fold the paper that many times, I have multiple pans lined by simply outlining the circle on multiple stacked sheets of parchment. Not trying to be snarky, but keeping it simple saves much more time than this method.
I trace the bottom of the pan with an edible marker and cut inside the line............done. Rae
I also draw the circle, fold in half and in half again and then cut out... several pans at once....
Yep I agree. Too time consuming. Trace the pan and cut! Done!
maybe it's easier to trace the pan but it's helpful for covering cake board, it's when u need the cutted cercle to be a little bit bigger then the baord it self so you can fold it and for me it's easier because when i need the marker to trace i never find it lol
This is standard cookery school stuff and should be taught as a basic! Enjoy.
I just put a square of parchment on my cutting board, place the cake pan on top and run around it with the point of a sharp knife. Takes 5 seconds.
I just put a square of parchment on my cutting board, place the cake pan on top and run around it with the point of a sharp knife. Takes 5 seconds. no markers, no folding.
Steps 4 and 5 are REALLY unclear to me. Can't figure it out. Could we get a little more detail?
Alton Brown taught this trick more than 10 years ago in his cheesecake episode. Been doing it ever since!
This is the way my grandma taught me to line a cake pan 35 years ago and it's a simple, fast method that I still use. Well done for thinking to share it.
Also, to those leaving snide comments: if someone goes to the trouble to make a tutorial that doesn't help you, there is no need to comment negatively. No one is trying to force anything on you. It's perfectly fine to move on without leaving an unkind or argumentative comment. When did it become acceptable to be rude to someone who is only trying to be helpful? Admins?
Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge...
Great idea, but I never use wax paper for the bottom of my cakes. I use my homemade cake release. Used it for years. Cheap to make, a cinch to use, and works like a charm.
Thank you so much for presenting to us all this really beneficial tutorial. I really appreciate the time and effort people like you take to pass on your knowledge to people, who, like me ARE APPRECIATIVE Negative comments are totally unjustified Cheers from New Zealand
Are you kidding me? I can cut out 5 or six circles just in the time it takes to do all the folding...
I'm glad to share and not bothered by the negative comments. This has saved so much time, and to all the tracers and cutters out there - good on you, you've found something that works well for you. If you've got to cut circles for five tins, use five pieces of baking paper, works the same way - and for me this is loads quicker than tracing and cutting. To clarify, steps four and five, continue to fold the triangle in the same direction (to the left is how I've shown it, and explained it - "Fold the top right corner down to make a triangle"). If you've got to cut circles for five tins, use five pieces of paper, works the same way - and for me this is loads quicker and easier! Thanks for the comments, positive and negative. :)
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