How To Line A Cake Tin


It may seem obvious, but to get a good finish on your decorated cakes, you need a solid foundation to start with. One way to achieve this is to make sure your tin is lined correctly. I get asked what method I use and there are many ways to line your cake tin, but this is the way I do it. Scroll to the bottom to see my video!

I use PME tins that are seamless tins made from professional quality anodised aluminium.

  1. Wrap a sheet of greaseproof paper around your tin, to get an idea of size.
  2. Roll the sheet back up and cut sections 3” long. (Or however deep your cake tin is.)
  3. You can get four 3″ rolls out of your greaseproof sheet.
  4. Get together your tin and 3” roll of greaseproof paper and cake release. You will also need a circle of greaseproof paper the same size as your tin, either by drawing around your tin and cutting it out, or by buying pre cut circles, which is what I do, I like these from Iced Jems.
  5. Spray your tin with cake release, home made or shop bought and stick in your circle of greaseproof.
  6. Put your 3” roll into your tin and unroll it around the edge, securing it to the edge.
  7. There you have your lined tin! Fill with mix and bake your tasty cake!

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Happy baking!

Britt xo

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