# How do you make a baking pan smaller?

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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 divide a 9×13 pan?

To figure this out, divide the area of the larger pan by the area of the 8-inch pan.

1. For the 9- x 13-inch pan: 117 divided by 64 = 1.82, which is close enough to 2 that you can confidently double the recipe for the larger pan.
2. For the half sheet: 192 divided by 64 is exactly 3, so you can multiply the recipe times 3.

## How do you adjust 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.

## How do you separate a cake 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.

## Can you put foil on a baking tray?

Aluminum foil is safe to put in the oven, making it great for lining baking sheets. But it’s not recommended to use foil to line the bottom of the oven to catch spills and drips.

## What can I use instead of a 9 inch square baking pan?

A recipe calling for a 9” square pan can be baked in an 8” x 12” oval casserole as is; or can be increased by 50% and baked in a 9” x 13” pan. A standard butter or oil cake recipe (about 6 cups of batter) can be baked in a 10-cup or larger Bundt pan.

## How do you calculate the volume of a cake pan?

1) Determine the volume your pan can hold.

For square and rectangle pans, multiply the length of the sides. For example, a 9×13 inch baking pan is 117 square inches. 9×13 = 117.

## What size pan is half of a 9×13?

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.

## What is a jelly roll pan?

A jelly roll pan is a type of flat sheet pan that features a 1-inch rim around the pan’s sides. It is designed to make thin sponge or sheet cakes that are sturdy enough to coat with creme, jelly, or other fillings and roll into a cylinder shape.

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## What size pan can I use instead of 8×8?

For example; you could substitute a 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square pan (which is 64 square inches), for a 9 inch (23 cm) round pan (which is 63.5 square inches), without changing the baking time or oven temperature stated in the original recipe.