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I have a cake tin (the sprung false bottom type) which, although the bottom seems to fit quite well, has started to leak when I pour cake mixture into it.

Is there anything I can do to rescue the tin and stop it from leaking, or should I just bin it and get a new one?

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Wait ... you had a springform pan that when new, didn't leak? I always use mine on top of a sheet pan to catch drips. (the sheet pan's on the lower oven rack, so it doesn't touch the pan and conduct heat) – Joe Sep 11 '10 at 12:01
Seriously. I didn't know that springform pans were supposed to be water-tight. I have to cradle my cheesecake pans in foil when I bake them in a water bath. Where do you buy your springforms? I'll have to start shopping there. – Robert Cartaino Sep 12 '10 at 14:46
it always leaked a little, a few drops, but recently its started leaking a lot more, like 1/4 of my cheesecake mixture came out last time. – Sam Holder Sep 12 '10 at 17:07
up vote 4 down vote accepted

Wrap the bottom in tin foil before squeezing it into the sides with the clasp.

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good thinking batman! – Sam Holder Sep 10 '10 at 17:50
tried this with a cake today and not a drop was spilt. Thanks. – Sam Holder Sep 16 '10 at 21:22
exxxxcellent :) – Michael at Herbivoracious Sep 16 '10 at 21:34

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