Sherry has posted a recipe for make your own Cake Release Chrystal and it is wonderful. I use it all the time with wonderful success. It is in the Forum, under Recipes and posted by Sherry under the title. Make you own Cake Release. If you can not find it I would be more then happy to type it out for you. It is so worth a try Chrystal.
I use cake release... don't make my own I buy it at WalMart. Even with it my carrot cake does stick some and I need to either use parchment or a tiny dusting of flour with it. I just hate having to grease and flour the pans so I have a brush just for my cake release.... squirt a bit in the pan and make sure it is all coated.... I rarely have a cake stick. If it does it is because I have underbaked it.