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.
- Wrap a sheet of greaseproof paper around your tin, to get an idea of size.
- Roll the sheet back up and cut sections 3” long. (Or however deep your cake tin is.)
- You can get four 3″ rolls out of your greaseproof sheet.
- 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.
- Spray your tin with cake release, home made or shop bought and stick in your circle of greaseproof.
- Put your 3” roll into your tin and unroll it around the edge, securing it to the edge.
- There you have your lined tin! Fill with mix and bake your tasty cake!
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