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Good but expensive”
Works well, expensive and find that the nozzle gets very blocked and you have to release the air out of the bottle. Be interested to see how long it lasts.
Published 14 Jul 2014
Is it magic?!”
We bought this together with the Jubilee Bundt pan, and for a previously-purchased Nordic Ware Honeycomb Pull-Apart cake pan. Both are VERY intricate pans, and I had failures with the Honeycomb one before, so this Release was more of a hopeful purchase...I can't quite describe how pleased I was with how well it worked! I use an electric, fan-assisted oven, and I applied a thin coating to the pans with a pastry brush (shaking the bottle is a must). The cakes quite literally fell out! The baked surfaces were smooth and practically perfect. This does exactly what it claims, and we love it!
Published 02 Jun 2014
I bought this to use for making 8 inch sponge sandwich cakes to save me time lining tins - it certainly does what it says, the cakes didn't stick at all but I found the finish and texture it gave to the edges very artificial looking and unappetising so I'll be going back to lining my tins the old way and won't be using this again.
Published 21 May 2014
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I was having trouble with using a ring mould and the cake getting stuck. I asked at the Lakeland shop for advice and was told this would be the perfect solution. Compared to just greasing the tin I think the cake stuck even more although I very thoroughly brushed the product round the tin as advised. The shop is too far to bother to go back but as far as I'm concerned this product isn't worth having.
Published 13 May 2014
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Pleasently Surprised But Problems with Bottle”
I've been sceptical of Cake Release for a while - I'd seen both good and bad reviews so I was wary. So far, my scepticism has be unfounded. I've used it on several different tins and with several different bakes and for the most part it's worked a treat. I do seem to have an issue with 'clogging' though. Every use I find myself having to unscrew the top and clean it out before I can get any to come out which is a bit of a faff. I'll often be half way through greasing and it gets blocked again. I agree with some of the previous reviewers that a container with a wider neck would really help.
Published 12 May 2014
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cake release disappointment”
by Rita McDonald
This is the first time I've used this product and I followed the instructions carefully. Thought I'd give it a try with an easy loaf tin but the cake stuck and I'm left with a bottomless cake. I don't know if I would trust it with a complex shaped tin. Where did I go wrong.
Published 21 Apr 2014
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I have used this with great success for a long time and was recently very pleased indeed to find that if I wipe the paddle on my Panasonic bread machine with a little of the liquid then most times it does not stick inside my freshly baked loaf - success, hurrah. Also recommend the bread machine.
Published 07 Apr 2014
Excellent product but...”
I have been regularly using this product for bout 3 years and have never had a failure with it. However please could you put it into a more user friendly dispenser. I find it very difficult to get out, a wider neck bottle or one with integral brush would be great.
Published 10 Mar 2014
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Have thought about buying this for a while, as thought it would be easier and quicker than the greasing, lining base ,and flouring that I usually do, with great results. However, despite giving the bottle a good shake and following the instructions, the sponges did NOT come out of the tin as promised. I had to shake the tins to encourage release of sponges, and then half was left in the tins. I am very disappointed , and shall go back to my original method.
Published 04 Mar 2014
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Lakeland sent me one of these because my first experience with their mini baking tins weren't positive - I had problems with bakes sticking even after greasing and lining the tins. I have used this several times now - even on silicone heart shaped moulds (Valentines!!) and bakes have turned out fine.
Published 17 Feb 2014
works like a dream”
by wayne stockton
i used this for the first time today with one of the mini cake tins. Before you use this for the first time shake the bottle as vigorously as you can for about five minutes because it does settle and separate in the bottle. Works like a dream, i wouldn't use anything else now.
Published 06 Jan 2014
terrible waste of money”
by Mrs Goldsmith
Used today with the hemisphere cake tins. What a disaster. Will be returning for a refund.
Published 23 Dec 2013
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by Imogen Ruth
This product does not work - my cakes actually stick MORE with this than without and it has ruined more than one cake. I've tried using different amounts but to no avail. I'll be using baking paper instead from now on.
Published 10 Oct 2013
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Have a try!”
by Rhian Jones
Used this to make a victoria sponge never imagining that it would work as well as it said in the catalogue. It was great - nothing stuck! I too used kitchen roll - wasn't sure how much to put on the tin, though, so a little instruction on the bottle would be handy. Great stuff - give it a go!
Published 08 Oct 2013
Not Quite Sure”
I've tried to use the product twice now, both times the cake just stuck to the pan, I'm trying to use this in a Giant Cupcake Mould, it stuck, stuck, stuck:( The cake's destroyed. Other people seem to be getting success from this product but for me it's not doing a great deal of good :(
Published 27 Aug 2013
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brilliant for novelty bakeware”
I cannot recommend this highly enough. Only a small amount is needed to smear on the baking tin but just make sure you give it a shake first otherwise it tends to come out runny.Very useful for intricate novelty bakeware. It is the only product that i have found for the cake to come out cleanly from the giant cupcake tin and produces a nice smooth surface on the cake. It's a pity it isn't gluten free but otherwise an excellent product. A definite "must have" product for baking.
Published 19 Aug 2013
Does exactly what it says on the tin!”
by Miss reed
...well bottle! I was pretty dubious about this product to start with...whats wrong with butter or oil?! But was given this as a gift and will never go back to butter or oil! You need the tiniest bit...after 2 years of avid cake making, we're a little under halfway through the bottle! and cakes just slide out! it's honestly fanastic!
Published 13 Aug 2013
by heather hill
I was rather sceptical about cake release and whether it would work and I was rather surprized that it did my cherry and coconut loaf slipped out of an old scratched loaf tin with ease, I usually have to line this tin with parchment but now I won't have to as this product is great and I will purchase more and tell all my friends about it. thank you for such a brilliant product.
Published 05 Aug 2013
Not sure about this”
Tried this 3 times, so far here is what i found, 1st The product was very runny (even though i had shaken the bottle) The cake stuck to pan and was ruined. 2nd Shaked the bottle and put some in a dish, runny but not as bad as 1st time. The edges of the cakes came out hard (although soften overnight) 3rd Shaked the bottle vigorously and applied with fingers (used pastry brush before). Cakes come out fine. I think its all to do with the amount you use and getting that right will make it a great product to work with. At this moment I dont know if i will purchase this product again.
Published 30 Jul 2013
Bought this for my new square bun tins - did everything according to instructions but every one stuck - only salvaged 2/3rds of each bun - shall definitely not be recommending or using again
Published 23 Jul 2013
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