Why use wax paper to line a cake pan? It seems the wax would heat up in the oven and mix with the cake batter.

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Why use wax paper to line a cake pan? It seems the wax would heat up in the oven and mix with the cake batter.

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Well, wax is edible.

It makes the cake much easier to remove from the pan, which reduces the risk of extensive icing repair.

You aren’t supposed to. Wax melting in with food is not really a concern, perfectly safe, the paper can catch fire.

https://www.southernliving.com/kitchen-assistant/parchment-paper-vs-wax-paper

Wax paper works in a pinch but parchment paper is way better for this. It’s non-stick, like wax, but doesn’t melt and withstands much higher temperature.

But many folks don’t keep parchment around unless they bake a lot, and lots of folks have wax paper, so it’s a good backup.

You DON’T use wax paper, you use parchment paper, which is different. It doesn’t have a layer of wax that could melt into the food. it looks sort of like wax paper, but it is different.

You do not use wax paper in baking. You use parchment paper. Wax paper is a divider for use in freezing things. It is not for open use.