Originally Posted by Andy M.
Yes they do work. But you have to make sure you prepare them really well. I buy the disposal ones when I am baking for the Church Fair. I make sure the food is loose before I wrap them for transport. They just fall out of the pan for me.
I have a recipe called Cake Release. It was given to me by a professional baker. I smear that stuff in the pan. It looks disgusting but it works. I can post it if you want it. Only three ingredients. Oh heck I will post it now.
1 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup all purpose flour
Mix in a small container and spread with a pastry brush (silicone) to coat pans prior to adding batter (you'd be surprised how many students ask me that in class! :)
It works GREAT and is cheaper than spray. Store in a container (with a lid) in your cupboard just like you would shortening.
This is exactly how she sent it to me. Her words. Not mine.