How To Line A Round Cake Pan

Some recipes call for lining a round cake pan. It’s not that difficult, but tracing and cutting parchment paper can be tedious. Not to mention having to trim it because the circumference of the inside of the pan is smaller than the outside you trace. Ugh. So you can imagine my joy when I found a faster, easier way!

Start with a piece of parchment or wax paper slightly larger than your cake pan:

Square your paper by folding one end up to form an triangle and remove the rectangular excess:

This will leave you with a large triangle. Fold the triangle in half, base ends together:


On what used to be the base edge, there will now be a point. Keep this as the center point as you continue to fold the triangle in half again:

And again:

And again, until you have a slim triangle. Notice it won’t be perfectly symmetrical, that’s okay:

Turn your cake pan bottom up and place the triangle point just outside of center. Use the edge of the pan as a guide to trim the excess paper off:

You will have something that looks like this:

Turn your pan over, unfold your triangle and you should have a perfectly tailored liner!

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