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I HATE homemade pan release!

post #1 of 34
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After hearing everyone rave about it, I mixed up a batch a couple of months ago. The first time I used it, the cake stuck in the pan. I figured it was just a fluke. I've used it several times now, and it has failed 100% of the time! I've ruined my last cake with this stuff! I guess I'll be sticking to greasing and flouring. Sigh.
post #2 of 34
I'm so sorry to hear that. I was just thinking about posting a rave review for homemade cake release! I'm almost done with my first batch and it's been great. Hmmm, wish you would have had the same experience. Regardless, thanks to everyone who recommended it and provided the recipe!
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post #3 of 34
I have never had any problem with mine, use for muffins also, anything needing greased. Being doing for over a year now, no problems. I use 1 cup flour, 1 c shortening and 1 c veg oil.
post #4 of 34
I've thought about making some up, but the Wilton cake release is easy and has always worked wonderfully for me so I figure why mess with a good thing. I buy a few at a time when I have 50% off coupons. Sorry about your ruined cakes, that really stinks!
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post #5 of 34
I find that it works best with thick batters. With liquidy ones, there is a higher risk of the cakes sticking to the pan.
post #6 of 34
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I use 1 cup flour, 1 c shortening and 1 c veg oil.



I used the same recipe, but it just didn't work. Weird. icon_confused.gif I've also tried Indydebi's "shortening only" method and that didn't work.

I haven't changed anything else about my "unpanning," and with greasing and flouring it works.
post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by SpringFlour

I haven't changed anything else about my "unpanning," and with greasing and flouring it works.



Do you cool your cake layers in the pans?

Since the homemade pan grease is thicker than a dusting of flour over shortening in a pan, it's necessary to not allow the cake to cool completely before turning out - or else the pan grease acts like glue.
post #8 of 34
I like Baker's Joy spray. Never had any problems with it. It's super fast and super easy.
post #9 of 34
I use it and never had a problem
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post #10 of 34
This really surprises me. I've been using homemade cake release for quite some time and have never had a cake stick. I leave my cakes in the pan to cool for 10 minutes, then pop out to cool completely.
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post #11 of 34
I'm a "sprayer" too - Baker's Joy from Walmart for $2.04. Fast, clean, and it works.
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post #12 of 34
I keep thinking I need to try this method. I use melted butter to grease the tin then double line with parchment , talk about ocd... maybe I need to lighten up and use this method or one like it. Mine takes quite a while to do. I saw them using the Wilton Spray at the Cake International show at the NEC but wasn't sure how good it would be as most Wilton products seem to get a big thumbs down on here.
post #13 of 34
I made some a while back and I used it with my scratch choc cake and it stuck to the pan. Anytime I have used it with choc cake it sticks. It is a really thin batter so maybe that's why.

I haven't tried it with any other recipes cause I didn't wanna mess up anymore cakes. I might try it with another recipe and see what happens.
post #14 of 34
I use the homemade one that's equal parts of flour, veg. oil, and veg. shortening and I LOVE The stuff!! I've never had a cake even remotely stick and it leaves them with a nice tight crumb around the outside so I NEVER get crumbs in my icing! LOVE it!
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post #15 of 34
I like Pam and parchment. One layer Pam, on layer parchment (doesn't even have to fit perfectly, I usually just make sure I get the middle 2/3 of the pan covered...another layer of Pam.

Especially with Wasc and any pan bigger than 6 inches.
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