The Best Way to Grease Your Tin

Some handy ideas to help you achieve perfectly turned out cakes.

One of the most important (but often forgotten!) steps when it comes to producing the perfect cake is greasing your tin properly. Why? An ungreased tin can lead to a complete baking disaster where you end up with more cake stuck to the tin than on your plate… There are numerous things you can use when it comes to greasing a cake tin, from a little knob of butter or margarine to some vegetable oil in a handy spray bottle. Applying the perfect amount of grease on to the inside of your tin will make sure your cake doesn’t stick while it’s cooking. You’ll also be able to remove it from the tin much more easily for cooling and all-important decorating! Wondering why you need to know exactly how to grease a tin? This small yet crucial step actually requires a little more finesse than simply smothering on a thick layer of butter. You want a nice light layer of grease all over the bottom and sides to prevent sticking, yet you don’t want this extra fat to impact the flavour or texture of your bake.

To properly prepare baking tins, brush the bottom of the tin with margarine, butter, shortening, or cooking spray. Sprinkle the bottom and sides with a bit of flour, rolling the tin to ensure it is evenly coated, then discard the excess flour from tin. For an even simpler way to grease your baking tins and achieve perfect results, try Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray.
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