I Hate Silicone Cake Tins

(Whine wine: Fernway Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough – nice, albeit a touch more herbal than I prefer)


Anti-stick my foot! Never, ever trust in the supposed releasing magic of silicone tins, for it does not exist. You still have to butter & flour the tin if you wish to get your cake out of it. As an added aggrevating bonus, if your cake does stick to the silicone tin, there is no way, no way at all, you can get it out in one piece. With your trusty old metal tin, you could try the cold towel trick, and in most cases it would actually work. Nothing can be done to save a cake that has become stuck to a silicone tin: you can forget about pretty cake slices and start planning a trifle.


Silicone tins are also bendy and twisty: this means that they only work with very sturdy baked goods anyway. A delicate cake is going to start going to pieces when you try and invert the useless, spineless mould, because it won’t hold its shape. Oh, and let’s not forget that you must always place the tins on a cookie sheet, for the very same reason. How handy.


Unless you only and exclusively bake very hard bread, the only thing silicone tins have going for them is the fact that they don’t go ”clangggg!!” when you put them in the cupboard.



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  • e.w. says:

    We wish to thank you once again for the beautiful ideas you gave Jesse when preparing a post-graduate research and also, most importantly, with regard to providing the many ideas in one blog post. If we had been aware of your web page a year ago, we might have been kept from the pointless measures we were implementing. Thanks to you.

    21/08/2012 at 16:23
    • nuttytart says:

      Ohh! Had I known someone was actually doing post-graduate research on silicone cake tins and would have been spared useless measuring measures – just by me telling them that silicon tins suck! – I certainly would have written this piece earlier. Tell Jesse I said hi!

      21/08/2012 at 19:10

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