How to Line Your Cake Pan with Parchment Paper Senior Food Editor Jill Santopietro has a trick for home cooks who have trouble sizing parchment paper for a round cake pan. Instead of trying to guesstimate the radius of your circle, fold the paper into a smaller triangle and cut it to fit. That way, when you open the paper into a circle, it should match your pan perfectly.

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