Lining Your Pans with Parchment Paper
Whenever I bake cakes, I always place a piece of parchment paper at the bottom of the pan before pouring in the batter. Doing this not only prevents the cake from sticking to the pan but allows the cake to be taken out of the pan while still hot without damaging it. It is important to grease and flour your pan with shortening and flour or baking spray but a piece of parchment that fits the size of the pan should also be added.
There are different ways and techniques to cut the parchment paper to fit the pan; I prefer the simple and quick way of placing the parchment on a flat surface, then place your cake pan on top and going around the cake pan with your scissors, making a visible line. Simply cut out the shape just inside the line and place it at the bottom of your prepared pan. Your cake will come out of the pan clean and damage-free.