Baking Cakes
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(06-21-2009, 08:05 PM)Satori Wrote: Magnificat, it was a foamy white butter cake for which I was planning to make lemon icing. It would have been so succulent, but both layers broke beyond repair. I might as well heap the pieces in a bowl with strawberry jam and whipped cream.

I hadn't thought of using the springform pan. That WOULD be easier to deal with ...

Do you think margarine is better for greasing pans than butter? I know you have to use it because you're vegan, but in your experience does it work better from a practical standpoint?

My mother used to have a couple of old cake pans with a flat strip of metal attached to the insides. The strip was fastened to the center bottom of the pan and hooked up over the side. After the cake had cooled, she only had to slide the strip around and the cake came out beautifully. I wish I had a couple of those.

My mother had pie shells like that - nothing ever stuck, but then my mother is the maker of perfect pie crust.  It's paper thin and melts in your mouth, yet not greasy. 

Yes, I do think margarine, swill though it is,  is better than butter for greasing pans.  I think the milk solids in the butter make the difference - margarine is pure grease, hardly different from Crisco and only 69 cents a pound!
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Baking Cakes - by Satori - 06-21-2009, 09:42 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by libby - 06-21-2009, 10:00 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Joan of Arc - 06-21-2009, 10:27 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Joamy - 06-21-2009, 10:43 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Joan of Arc - 06-21-2009, 10:53 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by libby - 06-21-2009, 03:21 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Historian - 06-21-2009, 07:22 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Satori - 06-21-2009, 08:05 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Mrs_Spock - 06-21-2009, 08:31 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Historian - 06-21-2009, 09:01 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Satori - 06-21-2009, 09:31 PM
Re: Baking Cakes - by JacafamalaRedux - 06-22-2009, 04:02 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by Historian - 06-22-2009, 10:22 AM
Re: Baking Cakes - by SmileBugMK - 06-22-2009, 10:36 AM



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