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Jan 13, 2013 01:01 AM

Using Decorated Cookie Tins For Baking

Can one bake cakes in those pretty and colorful decorated aluminium cookie tins , you know, the ones that appear on supermarket shelves during Christmas *especially the butter cookies containers) and other holidays? Would the coating inside be an issue if I were to line it beforehand?

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  1. No, those are not designed or constructed to be used as a baking dish -- the paints will burn off, the interior coating will melt (no idea of it's toxic, but it can't be good!) -- and you could even melt the material used to weld the metal together.

    Keep your finished goodies in them, but don't bake in them.