For the longest time I used 2″ pans without a parchment collar. I always found myself a bit frustrated with the finished height of my cakes. Just a littttttle taller. I mean, tall is in, am I right?

So I started using parchment collars, allowing my cakes to climb to the sky where they belong. Much more happy now. 🙂

Would you like to join me in my happiness? Here is how I prep my pans…..

First, I figure out the circumference of my cake. You can use my handy dandy calculator below! Note: Be sure to add an inch or so for overlapping, you want your parchment to overlap a little. 

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I start by measuring the circumference of my cake pan, you can use the side calculator for this! Add an inch and cut your parchment across.

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Next, roll up the sheet into a tight roll. Cut it into 3″ lengths with your scissors.

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Now, we have four parchments for our 6″ pans. I am only using two for my cake, so I’ll save the other two for another occasion.

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Next, I’ll take the goop pan release and coat the entire pan. This will help the parchment stick to the side of the pan. I do not use parchment on the bottom of the pan, I just use the goop.

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I will put a little bit of goop in between the overlapping pieces to keep the edges in place.

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And BAM… it’s ready for your cake batter! Easy peasy.

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3 Comments
  1. Margaret Skube 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing,
    You show 15 inches of the parchment paper. If you get them into 3-inches, you would have 5 pieces, not 4. In the pictures, the overhang looks to be the same height as the pan which is 2 inches in height. Is the total height of the parchment 4 inches or 3 inches. Thanks again.

    for sharing.

    • Avalon Cakes 3 years ago

      Hey Margaret! I just didn’t have all 5 pieces in the photos and I think because I had that angle on the camera it made it look a little distorted. Either way, you can make them as high as you’d like but my aim is usually 3″ 🙂

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