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Title:
DISPOSABLE ADJUSTABLE CAKE TIN UTENSILS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2016/181381
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention provides novel disposable releasable liner apparatuses for cake tins, the apparatuses including at least one base piece, a substantially vertical perimeter portion and optionally a mid-piece strip, wherein the substantially vertical perimeter portion is adapted to be stuck onto one of the at least one base piece to form the liner apparatus.

Inventors:
AVRAM, Noa (Maale Ein Tzurim 7, Efrat, 90435, IL)
Application Number:
IL2016/050452
Publication Date:
November 17, 2016
Filing Date:
May 02, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
AVRAM, Noa (Maale Ein Tzurim 7, Efrat, 90435, IL)
International Classes:
A21B3/13; A47J27/00; A47J37/00
Foreign References:
CA1246884A1988-12-20
GB1077071A1967-07-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
ROSENTHAL, Ytzhak (21 Hapninim St NA, 00 Yahud-Monoson, 6019000, IL)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1. A disposable releasable liner apparatus for a cake tin, the apparatus comprising:

a. at least one base piece;

b. a substantially vertical perimeter portion; and

c. optionally a mid-piece strip;

wherein said substantially vertical perimeter portion is adapted to be stuck onto one of said at least one base piece to form said liner apparatus.

2. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus comprises non-stick paper.

3. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said non-stick paper is baking paper.

4. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said at least one base piece comprises one base piece.

5. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said at least one base piece comprises an internal base piece and an external base piece.

6. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said mid-piece strip extends along a center line of said base piece and up both inner sides of said vertical perimeter portion;

7. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said base piece is adapted to be folded to form a plurality of folds extending downwards around a circumference thereof.

8. A liner apparatus according to claim 7, wherein said a substantially vertical perimeter portion is adapted to be glued onto said plurality of folds.

9. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said vertical perimeter portion comprises:

a. two side tabs at a first end;

b. a side tongue at a second end; and

c. an upper tab adapted to be glued onto an inner side of said vertical

10. A liner apparatus according to claim 10, further comprising a plurality of folds on said first end.

11. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said substantially vertical perimeter portion further comprises a tongue.

12. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus is formed from acetate cellulose or cellophane.

13. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus is formed from greaseproof or waxed paper.

14. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus is formed from baking parchment and other heat resistant material.

15. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein said apparatus is suitable for at least two sizes of baking tins.

16. A liner apparatus according to claim 1, wherein there is a difference of at least one centimeter in said two sizes.

17. A method for lining a cake tin with a disposable releasable liner apparatus, the method comprising:

a. forming said liner apparatus comprising apparatus comprising: i. at least one base piece;

ii. a substantially vertical perimeter portion; and

iii. optionally a mid-piece strip;

wherein said substantially vertical perimeter portion is adapted to be stuck onto one of said at least one base piece to form said liner apparatus.

b. introducing said liner apparatus into the cake tin;

c. adding a cake mix into said liner apparatus;

d. baking said cake mix to form a cake; and

e. releasing said cake from said liner apparatus.

Description:
DISPOSABLE ADJUSTABLE CAKE TIN UTENSILS

FIELD OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates generally to baking utensils, and more specifically to adjustable disposable baking utensils.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION

Many people require baking utensils for baking cakes using a runny fluid cake mix. Many current cake tins are difficult to clean, thus liners from greaseproof paper are often used. Greaseproof paper can be purchased in sheets, but these sheets do not fold well and match the shape of the baking tins. Thus, the cake mix gets stuck in superfluous crevices, formed by the greaseproof paper. This cake mix may either burn or remain unbaked, relative to the bulk cake mix. Another problem encountered is that there are few liners available on the market, that match the cake tin contours. Various cake tin liners, which are available require a lot of a time to adjust the liner to the cake tin shape. Often, the cake mix sticks to the so-called non-stick lining and ruins the cake shape upon removal therefrom.

Some patent publications in the art include GB2435197A, which discloses a liner for a cake tin, formed from a flexible single piece of low friction heat resistant material shaped to suit a variety of standard baking and caGke tins. Preferably the liner has a basal portion 3 and a set of flaps 5 defined by a plurality of inwardly angled slits, around the circumference of the basal portion. Alternatively the liner may have a linear strip of material of sufficient length to girdle the required cake tin which is attached tangentially to the basal portion and overlies said flaps when the liner is inserted into the cake tin. The liner preferably possesses a low surface friction for example made from polytetrafluoroethane (PTFE), a substrate of glass fibre coated with PTFE, a member of the silicone family of polymers, acetate cellulose or cellophane greaseproof or waxed paper or baking parchment or other heat resistant material. Where the liner is made from a silicone rubber, the entire form may be created without the requirement of the slits.

GB 1010267 discloses a paper baking case, which is usable without a baking tin, has a flat base 2, an integral crimped wall 3, and a supporting band 4 preventing splaying of the wall. The ends of the band are secured by adhesive or tying to determine the slope of the wall. The cases are stamped out of greaseproof heat- resistant paper, board or tinfoil and may be folded flat and packed with bands in a packet of cake mixture. Positioning means for the band may be provided on the wall and when made of paper or board the case may be used in cooking by short wave heating.

GB2183146A describes pre-cut liners for cooking utensils include circular liners, each used in conjunction with a rectangular strip. The circular liners have slits extending radially inward from the periphery so that the edges may be folded up when used in a circular cake tin; the strip then fitting around the inner surface of the tin. The liners are sold in packs containing liners of the same or different sizes.

GB2221144 describes grease-proof one-piece cake tin liners, which are in a set and consist of a base and side portions and sidepieces and flaps.

There thus remains for cake tin utensils and liners, better suited to current cake tin shapes, suitable for baking fluid cake mixes therein.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION

It is an object of some aspects of the present invention to provide adjustable cake tin utensils.

It is another object of some aspects of the present invention to provide adjustable cake tin liners.

In some embodiments of the present invention, improved methods and apparatus are provided for baking cakes and other baked products.

In other embodiments of the present invention, improved adjustable baking utensils are provided.

In additional embodiments of the present invention, improved adjustable baking utensil liners are provided.

In additional embodiments of the present invention, improved adjustable biodegradable baking utensil liners are provided.

It is an object of the present invention to provide a baking case which is simple and inexpensive to produce and is satisfactory in use with or without the support of a baking tin.

The baking cases of the present invention are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. Additionally, the baking cases of the present invention are for one-off use and are disposable.

The present invention provides novel disposable releasable liner apparatuses for cake tins, the apparatuses including at least one base piece, a substantially vertical perimeter portion and optionally a mid-piece strip, wherein the substantially vertical perimeter portion is adapted to be stuck onto one of the at least one base piece to form the liner apparatus.

The present invention provides a method for lining a cake tin with a disposable releasable liner apparatus, the method including forming the introducing the liner apparatus into the cake tin; adding a cake mix into the liner apparatus, baking the cake mix to form a cake; and releasing the cake from said liner apparatus.

The present invention will be more fully understood from the following detailed description of the preferred embodiments thereof, taken together with the drawings.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

The invention will now be described in connection with certain preferred embodiments with reference to the following illustrative figures so that it may be more fully understood. With specific reference now to the figures in detail, it is stressed that the particulars shown are by way of example and for purposes of illustrative discussion of the preferred embodiments of the present invention only and are presented in the cause of providing what is believed to be the most useful and readily understood description of the principles and conceptual aspects of the invention. In this regard, no attempt is made to show structural details of the invention in more detail than is necessary for a fundamental understanding of the invention, the description taken with the drawings making apparent to those skilled in the art how the several forms of the invention may be embodied in practice.

In the drawings: Fig. 1 is a simplified pictorial illustration showing a disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 2 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a base piece of the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; Fig. 3 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a side wall and base piece of the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 4 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 5 is a simplified flow chart of a method for constructing the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 6 is a simplified pictorial illustration showing another disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 7 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a side wall and base piece of the apparatus of Fig. 6, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 8 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus of Fig. 6, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 9 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus of Fig. 6, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 10 is a simplified flow chart of a method for constructing the apparatus of Fig. 6, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 1 1 is a simplified pictorial illustration showing another disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 12 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of two base pieces of the apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 13 A shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a of a first assembly step of the base piece of the apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 13B shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a second assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 13C shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a third assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 13D shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a fourth assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention; and Fig. 14 is a simplified flow chart of a method for constructing the apparatus of

Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In all the figures similar reference numerals identify similar parts. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS

In the detailed description, numerous specific details are set forth in order to provide a thorough understanding of the invention. However, it will be understood by those skilled in the art that these are specific embodiments and that the present invention may be practiced also in different ways that embody the characterizing features of the invention as described and claimed herein.

Reference is now made to Fig. 1, which is a simplified pictorial illustration showing a disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus 100, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. Apparatus 100 comprises a horizontal base 102 and a vertical perimeter portion 104. The vertical perimeter portion is constructed and configured to be glued onto the horizontal base. The vertical perimeter portion comprises two side tabs 106 disposed at one end thereof inside folds 112, 114, 116 and 118. On the opposite end there is a side tongue 110 and upper tab 108, as can be seen in the figure. Turning to Fig. 2, there is seen a simplified pictorial illustration of base piece

102 of the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The base piece (or portion) comprises folds or pleats 202, adapted to provide a height to the base portion, typically in the range of 0.2 cm- 5 cm.

Fig. 3 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a side wall (vertical perimeter portion 104) with side tongue 110 and base piece of the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. The side wall is glued to the perimeter of the base piece onto pleats 202.

Fig. 4 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus 400 of (100, Fig. 1), in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Reference is now made to Fig. 5, which is a simplified flow chart 500 of a method for constructing the apparatus of Fig. 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In a folding step 502, folds 202 are made on the horizontal base 102. Thereafter, in a bending step 504, the vertical side tongue 110 is bent back. In a first gluing step 506, the vertical perimeter portion is stuck around the horizontal base on folds 202 using a glue (not shown).

Additionally or alternatively, step 506 is performed first by gluing 1 10 to 1 12 and then steps 502, 504 are performed. The side tongue is then glued onto the end folds in a second gluing step 508.

In a second folding step, 510, the end folds 1 12, 1 14, 1 16 and 1 18 are folded to allow side tabs 106 to protrude outwards.

In a third sticking step 512, the two side tabs are stuck onto an outer side of the vertical perimeter portion. Finally, the upper tab 108 is folded over the top of the vertical perimeter portion and stuck down in a fold and stick step 514.

The purpose of the model (100, Fig. 1): The model is specially formulated baking paper to fit the template itself so that you can easily bake. After baking, the paper was developed so they can be removed readily pie and easily so you can submit your cake without baking paper and see a professional and beautiful.

Model A: This is the most basic model. It was developed in case of a professional adhesive market during baking and will remain strong, but after baking does not remain very strong and can be easily separated from the parts. To separate the parts lifting the cake (the final model will be higher margins at 2 cm from the template so that you can easily lift), place where you want separate the fold in margins, and remove the paper, the paper adhere to third cake. Then remove the base.

At the bottom of the cake, paper itself, there is a margin of 1-3 cm on the outside so they can be separated easily cake base paper. Separated, and the cake is ready. Now you can decorate it or serve it.

According to the present invention there is provided a baking case or like container comprising a flat base and a crimped wall extending upwardly from the periphery of the base, and a supporting band arranged to fit around the wall to prevent the wall splaying outwardly in use when the case contains a cake mixture or the like.

Preferably, the case has a circular base and is formed from grease-proof and heat resistant paper and the band comprises a flat strip of heat-resistant paper.

An embodiment of the invention will now be described, by way of example, with reference to the accompanying drawing which shows a baking case provided with a supporting band.

Reference is now made to Fig. 6, which is a simplified pictorial illustration showing another disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus 600, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. Apparatus 600 comprises three parts: an internal base 602, an external base 604 and a vertical perimeter portion 606.

The internal base comprises folds 616, glue spots 610 and perforations 614. The external base comprises folds 618 and glue spots 612. The vertical perimeter portion comprises a tongue 608, a first side tab 620, a second side tab 622, a glue region 624 and perforations 626.

The vertical perimeter portion is constructed and configured to be glued onto the folds 618, as can be seen in Fig. 7. Fig. 7 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a side wall 606 and base piece 602 of apparatus 600 of Fig. 6 in a partially constructed assembly 700, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. A narrow strip of glue 702 is applied to the first side tab 620.

Fig. 8 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus 800 (600 of Fig. 6), in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. Fig. 9 shows another simplified pictorial illustration of a partially assembled apparatus 900 (600 of Fig. 6), in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. There can be see a second glue region 902 on tongue 608 (Fig. 6).

Reference is now made to Fig. 10, which is a simplified flow chart 1000 of a method for constructing the apparatus of Fig. 6, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In a folding step 1002, folds 616, 618 are made on bases 602 and 604 respectively.

Glue is added to bases 602 and 604 as glue spots 610, 612, respectively in a gluing step 1004. Thereafter, the internal base is stuck to the external base using the glue spots (by aligning matching spots 610 and 612 and pressing them together) in a sticking step 1006.

Thereafter, the vertical perimeter portion is stuck around the internal base 602 in a second sticking step 1008.

In a second folding step 1010, the first side tab is folded backwards. In a third gluing step 1012, the second side tab is glued to the first side tab to form a double tab. According to some embodiments, this step involves gluing a narrow strip of glue along a fold.

In a third folding step 1014, the double tab is folded in twice to form a folded in tab 906. In a fourth gluing step 1016, the tongue is glued onto the vertical perimeter portion.

Finally a lower piece 628 of the vertical perimeter portion is folded and folds 618 are folded twice inwards, in a fourth folding step 1018.

Fig. 1 1 is a simplified pictorial illustration showing another disassembled disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus 1 100, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Apparatus 1 100 comprises three parts, a base 1 102, a long portion (mid-piece strip) 1 104 and a vertical perimeter portion 1 106. The base comprises a central fold 1 1 14 and a perimeter line 1 103. The vertical perimeter portion 1 106 comprises a first side tab 1 1 16, a second side tab 1 1 18, a tongue 1 108 and folds 1 1 12, 1 1 17.

Reference is now made to Fig. 12 shows a simplified pictorial illustration of two base pieces 1201, 1203 of the apparatus 1 100 of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

Base piece 1201 comprises an internal triangular central fold 1202 and base piece 1203 comprises a protruding pleated central fold 1204.

Fig. 13A shows a simplified pictorial illustration of base piece 1203 of apparatus 1300 (1200 of Fig. 12), in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention. Base piece 1 102 (Fig 1 1 can be reduced in size by using the fold 1302 to reduce the base piece diameter from 26 cm to 24 cm, for example). Fig. 13B shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a second assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention showing a partially assembled apparatus 1320.

Fig. 13C shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a third assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1 showing a partially assembled apparatus 1330, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 13D shows a simplified pictorial illustration of a fourth assembly step of the disposable adjustable cake tin apparatus of Fig. 1 1 showing a partially assembled apparatus 1350, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention Reference is now made to Fig. 14, which is a simplified flow chart of a method 1400 for constructing the apparatus of Fig. 1 1, in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention.

In a folding step 1402, folds are made 1202, 1204 are made on the base portions 1203, 1201, respectively. In an optional folding step 1404, optional folds two inner pleated folds 1 103 are made to the horizontal base 1 102 (Fig.1 1).

Thereafter, folds are created on the horizontal bases in another folding step 1406 as is seen in Fig 13A, assembly 1300.

Vertical folds 1 1 12, 1 1 17 are then created on the vertical perimeter portion, aligned with the central fold 1202 or 1204 in a folding step 1408.

Thereafter steps 1010 and 1012 as steps 1410, 1412 are performed. After the folding steps, there is a surplus edge of up to one centimeter on the top and base portions.

Thereafter, in a gluing step 1414, the vertical perimeter portion is glued to the horizontal base forming assembly 1320 (Fig. 13B).

Thereafter a double tab is folded in (step 1416) thereby forming assembly 1330 (Fig.13C).

Thereafter, the tongue 1 108 is glued onto the vertical perimeter 1 106 in a gluing step 1418. Then the mid piece 1104 is glued along an inner central axis along a mid-line in a gluing step 1420.

Finally a lower piece 1119 of the vertical perimeter portion 1106 (Fig. 11) is folded and folds 1322 (Fig. 13B) are folded twice inwards, in a final folding step 1422, thereby forming completed assembly 1350 (Fig. 13D).

Referring to the drawing the case 100 comprises a flat, circular base 102 and a crimped wall 104 extending almost vertically upwardly from the periphery of the base The case is formed in a conventional manner from a circular disc of paper or metal, which is stamped to the required size; suitably several, say 20, cases are formed simultaneously in each stamping operation. It will be appreciated that the crimping accommodates the excess paper beyond the base periphery.

The supporting band 104 comprises a length of grease-proof and heat-resistant paper strip, say half an inch broad, joined, for example by gluing, at its ends 5.

The case is particularly intended for use with a packet of ready-mix cake mixture and is included, with the band, in the packet of such mixture. It will be appreciated that the case wall, although initially formed upstanding, can be folded flat, possibly by making three or four tucks by hand.

In use, the case 100 is re-formed to its original shape and the paper band 104 is slipped over the base to lie around the upstanding wall; the band is held in this position by frictional engagement with the wall, although more positive positioning means may be employed The length of the band may be such that its position can determine the angle of the face of the baked cake The cake mixture is then inserted into the case, the mixture normally occupying about half the depth of the case to allow for expansion during cooking.

An advantage of the present invention is that the paper cases can be used industrially in the baking of cakes by means of short-wave heating It is well-known that is to difficult to employ metal baking cases or baking tins for this purpose.

Although it is preferred to use paper or board to form the case and the band, it is also envisaged than thin metal foil may also be used (except, of course, when short- wave heating is to be employed). Also, although a flat band is preferred, it is envisaged that a band in the form of a tie, possibly adjustable in length, could be employed. This invention relates to a release agent for use in baking cakes, as a modern replacement for waxed or greaseproof paper or baking parchment.

The background to the invention is that those people wishing to bake a cake using a traditional metal cake tin have been required to form a liner for the particular baking tin from greaseproof paper or baking parchment, usually having to grease the inner surface of the liner so formed with butter or other fat in order to permit the release of the finished cake after baking. If these precautions are not taken, the cake is likely to suffer damage when being removed from the cake tin. The forming of the liner is therefore essential to the success of the manufacture of the cake, and is complex, taking several minutes to create, especially when making a circular cake form. The creation of such a cake tin liner generally involves the actions of cutting a square of material whether greaseproof paper or baking parchment as commonly known; cutting said square into a circle at least an inch (2.5 cm.) larger than the desired cake base; slitting the edges of said circle in a plurality of locations around the circumference of said circle to a depth of perhaps half an inch (1.25 cm.); cutting a strip of the same material hereinbefore mentioned into a strip of at least the same height as the cake tin to be lined and if the length of said strip is less than the circumference of said cake tin to be lined then cutting and forming one or more strips the same width until said cake tin is lined circumferentially; laying all required lining material inside said cake tin; and finally greasing said lining prior to inserting the cake dough before placing the whole into the oven.

Our searches found no prior art for improved lining materials, despite certain references to improved containers or cake tins for baking.

Acetate is commonly known in the United Kingdom as cellophane. Strips of varying lengths and widths but predominantly approximately 2 inches wide are sold in packs of a thousand, and it is assumed that said strips are laid in an array to cover the circumference of the cake tin as a replacement for the above mentioned procedure.

According to the present invention there is provided a liner (hereinafter referred to as the liner) and method for using it to line a cake tin for cake or bread baking hereinafter referred to as the cake tin formed from a single piece of material shaped substantially to suit a variety of standard baking and cake tins whether square, rectangular, circular or irregularly shaped.

The diameter of the liner will be made in several standard sizes varying according to the size of cake tin to be lined, and a plurality of slits will be formed inwardly from the circumference of said liner to the depth of (h+e) thus allowing for the easy placement of said liner into said cake tin by merely pressing said liner downwards into said cake tin and ensuring that the flaps of material formed by the circumferential slits overlap one on another around the circumference of said cake tin so that no liquid cake dough will escape from the formed container prior to or during the cooking process.

In the following drawings it is not intended to exclude features from another Figure from each specific embodiment but rather to provide a basis for their combination in specific applications.

While the invention has been disclosed in its preferred form, it is to be understood that the specific embodiment thereof, as described and illustrated herein, is not to be considered in a limited sense, as there may be other forms or modifications of the invention which should also be construed to come within the scope of the appended claims. Model B (600, Fig. 6): pieces stuck to each other several small dots of glue.

Fold the sides of the pan is impossible to separate the side that lay flat bottom fold, opened it, and opened the folding side margins and pull gently. Due to the small number of sticking points, margins will separate easily from the bottom and then we remove the bottom. Now the cake is ready for serving. Model C (1200, Fig. 12) similar to two previous models.

Fold this model is lower and is below the cake. The same separation process only needs to pick up the cake and ease into the fold. Then continue as usual. At the end, one needs to remove the paper strip which covers the fold.

The references cited herein teach many principles that are applicable to the present invention. Therefore the full contents of these publications are incorporated by reference herein where appropriate for teachings of additional or alternative details, features and/or technical background.

It is to be understood that the invention is not limited in its application to the details set forth in the description contained herein or illustrated in the drawings. The invention is capable of other embodiments and of being practiced and carried out in various ways. Those skilled in the art will readily appreciate that various modifications and changes can be applied to the embodiments of the invention as hereinbefore described without departing from its scope, defined in and by the appended claims.