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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A SHORT NOTE ON CAKE TINS

Hello all of you. The main motive behind this blog is to help home bakers. Therefore I thought of posting about the basics of baking. I will try  to write at least one post related to Baking Basics every  week.


This week, the  topic is - Cake Tins


Cake tins,  also known as cake moulds, are the most important baking tool. We bake our cakes in cake tins. So this is probably the first baking cookware any person buys. So let's  first discuss the types of cake tins.

# Aluminium Cake Tin - 




Aluminium cake tin is the most common form of cake tin one would find in anyone's house. They come in different shapes like heart,  square,  round etc.

How to grease an aluminium cake tin? 

One thing to remember while using aluminium cake tin is to grease it. You can do this in two ways - 

# Put few drops of  oil in the tin. Using a brush or your hand,  spread this oil properly on the cake tin's surface. Coat both  the sides and the base of the cake tin. Now add a handful of  flour into the  cake tin. Tap the cake tin from all sides,  so that the flour tin gets coated with the flour. Tap on the back of the cake tin to remove any extra flour. 

# You can also use a butter paper. Properly put oil on your cake tin. Cut the butter paper according to the size of your cake tin. Press the butter paper properly in the  cake tin.
Now pour the cake batter in the tin. After the cake has baked, simply pull it out by holding the butter paper.

# Non stick cake tin - 




Non stick cake tin are the another category of cake tin. They also come in different shapes like round,  square,  heart etc. 

How to grease a nonstick cake tin? 

One benefit non stick cake tins have over aluminium cake tins, is that they don't need greasing. The cake batter can be  directly poured into the cake tin.

# Special kinds of cake tin -

Now there are some  unique cake tins. They are generally  not used by people unless and until they are truly fond of baking. They are used for making unique shaped cakes. For instance,  -  Look at this cake tin below. Isn't the cake baked in this tin beautiful? 



Source -  Pinterest


There are many other types of unique cake tins. For instance, if you are making a cake for children, you can opt for cake tins that come in the shape of a cartoon character. 


Source -  Pinterest


You can easily buy cake tins like these online. Disney princess themed cake tins,  winnie the pooh themed cake tin, mickey mouse themed cake tin etc are the some easily available cake tins for children themed cake. 


One of my favourite cake tin is pictured below. See it's so easy to use and after the cake has been baked, you get already cut slices. Isn't it nice?  You can pour in different cake batters in different slices. You can decorate each cake slice  in a different way. 



Source -  Pinterest 


Loaf cake tin is also a type of cake tin. It is used for baking breads or for making loaf cakes. You can buy it for giving your  cake a different shape. 



Source -  Pinterest 


So these are some of the unique cake tins. There are many more such cake tins. You can look for them online or in shops that solely deal in baking. 

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26 comments:

  1. Baking is one of my passions. I have to say that I prefer the old fashioned stainless steel ones. sadly you don't find them very often anymore. I still am not sure if I trust the silicone ones. But I like the shape of the one in your picture. You can get very creative with all the different pieces of cake once decorating.

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    1. Yes. Correct. I also like this silicone cake mould.

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  2. Wow, I love all the tins! I only have the standard rectangle tray, haha. I would love a heart one for Valentines Day!

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  3. The individual cake thing is totally cool. I need that

    -Shorikka

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  4. This is a great breakdown - I didn't actually know you didn't need any oil or butter for a non-stick, I thought it was just extra helpful lol

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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    1. Yeah. That's why Non stick cake tins are better in this way. :)
      Although, I use both aluminium as well as non stick cake moulds :)

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  5. This gave me serious motivation to start baking again!

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  6. I have never baked cake with a backing tin. I have always loved backing with glass.

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    1. Oh. Nice. I had tried baking a cake in the glass tin but my cake didn't bake. Since then I have been using either aluminium or non stick cake tins.

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  7. What a great post. I love that bundt pan. I used to be really into baking when I went gluten free it was the only way to be able to have sweets.

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  8. Funny you should write about pans as one of oldest pans gave up the ghost today.....had it for 10 years. I wish I was more confident in the kitchen...

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    1. Hehe. Try and try till you succeed. :)

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  9. I was looking at my local cooking shop a while ago and was thinking of getting some heart shapes tin. Such a cute ideas. xx

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    1. Yeah. Heart shaped cakes look beautiful. :)

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  10. I missed those times I helped my sister to bake cookies and cakes. I thought we can make a business out of it but it did not succeed maybe because we cannot lower the price of those for the ingredients are too expensive. I think what you are doing is indeed enjoyable. You will really make your friends stay more in your house with those cute shaped cookies. :)

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  11. Out of all of these, I use the nonstick ones (novice here) when I bake any type of pastry. It's pretty simple for me to use.

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    1. Yes. Correct. They reduce the work of the baker. Also they save time as we don't have to wait for the cake tin to get back to room temperature before we can take out the cake. :)

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  12. I actually have a few of those silicone "tins." I find them super easy to use and love it!

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  13. I LOVE that sectioned silicone one at the end! For all those fancy themed cake pans, I wish we could rent them or something. I don't want to buy a (usually) expensive, themed pan for a single cake, you know?

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    1. Yeah! Actually you are correct. It would be great if this is possible.

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