# Your question: How do you shorten a baking pan?

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Make your pan smaller by creating a foil dam. Tear a long sheet and trim it to fit widthwise in your pan. Then fold the short side to create a wall, until you have the correct size pan. Reinforce the wall by folding it two or three times.

## What do I do if my baking pan is too big?

Tip: Resizing Baking Pans

Don’t have the correct size baking pan for a cake or casserole? Downsize a larger one by simply molding a piece of heavy duty foil and fitting it in the pan to adjust for the desired dimensions as shown.

## How do you cut a baking tray?

How to Line a Round Pan:

1. Tear off a sheet of parchment. …
2. Fold the parchment in half. …
3. Fold the parchment in half again. …
4. Fold a triangle. …
5. Fold the triangle in half again. …
6. Hold the triangle against the pan. …
7. Cut the parchment. …
8. Unfold the parchment and you have a perfect round for your cake pan!

## How do you convert a 9×13 pan to 8×8?

The area of a 9×13 pan is 117 square inches. The area of a 8×8 pan on the other hand, is 64 square inches, or close to half that of a 9×13 pan. This means you can scale a recipe down from a 9×13 pan to an 8×8 pan by simply halving the recipe.

## Can I use a smaller cake tin?

Unfortunately it is not ideal to use a cake tin which differs in size from the tin specified in the recipe. A different sized tin will affect the baking time of the cake and also the depth of the finished cake.

## How do you separate cake batter in a pan?

Try a liquid measuring cup. “If the batter is on the runny side, you can pour it into the pans using a liquid measuring cup instead.” Just measure out the quantity of total batter you have first, then use the liquid measure cup to divide it evenly.

## How do you adjust baking time when changing pan size?

Just increase the oven temp by 25 degrees F and decrease the bake time by a quarter. In this particular example, since your pan is 1 inch larger, more surface area will be exposed. The liquid in the cake batter will evaporate quicker, which means it will bake faster.

## What can I use if I don’t have an 8×8 pan?

Bingo! You’ve just seen the easiest, most basic pan substitution: the capacity of an 8” square pan and 9” round pan are the same (64”) and the pans can be substituted for one another in any recipe.

## What can I use if I don’t have a baking pan?

You may use a drip tray or cookie sheet to provide enough structure at the bottom of the pan. If you are making cookies and dough-based products, it is unnecessary to patch the corners of your aluminum foil pan. Aluminum foil can also be used to resize your large pan into the right pan for your recipe.

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## Does a smaller cake take less time to cook?

You cook the smaller item less longer. In brief: don’t change the temp if it’s equal or less than 180c. If your cake is compact (like a banana bread cooked in a tin) drop maybe around a quarter of the time for a halving of the recipe, and maybe a sixth of the time for a thinner cake.

## What happens if my cake tin is too big?

“If the pan is too big, the sides shield the batter and slow down the baking,” says Levy Beranbaum, explaining that the resulting cake will be drier and paler than intended. “If the pan is too small, the batter will run over the sides and the cake will collapse from inadequate support.”

## Do smaller cakes take longer to bake?

Cakes in larger pans will generally bake faster (about . 9 minutes per ounce of batter in a 10-inch pan), while cakes in smaller pans will often take longer (up to two minutes per ounce for a 6-inch pan). Meanwhile, cakes baked in a tube or Bundt pan may only need a minute per ounce of batter.