How to line different shaped cake tins

We show you how to line round, rectangular and loaf tins with baking parchment.

Points to remember

  • Always pre-grease your tins.
  • For a springform round tin, measure around the base of the tin with a pencil to get an accurate fit with the paper.
  • To line the sides, use the offcuts from cutting out your base. Fold the strips of paper at the bottom and snip on a diagonal to get a fanned effect that will sit neatly in the tin.
  • For a loaf tin, use your pencil to mark out a strip that's longer than your tin so the paper acts as handles when getting the cake out.
  • You can also line the sides if you want to be extra careful, cutting out two strips and folding down the corners.

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17th May, 2020
Is it possible to add this to our saved videos? Thanks
Deborah Cowling
4th Dec, 2017
Why do some recipes say to line outside of the tin with newspaper?
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8th Dec, 2017
This is if you are cooking a Christmas cake over a long period to protect the outside of the cake from becoming overcooked.
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