nashsmom Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 5:23am
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While I was wandering during the 1 1/2 hour lunch break I got while on jury duty today, I came across the panda, and cabbage patch 3D pans at a second hand store, but they had no clips with them to hold the pan together. Any suggestions on where I could either purchase these or something I could use as a substitute?

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Lisa Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 5:36am
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I'm pretty sure Wilton sells replacements. I'll look.

Lisa Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 5:41am
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They do...

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3107DF-475A-BAC0-517051D099ACA8A8&fid=E99862FC-475A-BAC0-56D2BA8213066825

Lisa Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 5:56am
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BTW...great find! Lucky, lucky!

veejaytx Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 10:55am
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I've been using those little square shaped metal clamps for office files, much easier to open and apply than the originals. I've even been using them to hold my (wet) baking strips on the shaped pans! Don't know how much the Wilton replacements are, but bet these office supply ones are cheaper! Janice

m0use Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 1:50pm
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The wilton 3-D clips are sold in an 8 pack for $1.49 (US)- which equals to approximately 19 cents per clip.
Personally I would be afraid to use the clips from the office since the plastic is probably not made to be oven proof, and who knows what chemicals you might be releasing into your oven from them.

veejaytx Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 6:28pm
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There is no plastic, they are all metal...plastic would NOT be good!
These come in several sizes, and are much easier for me to open and attach, those that come with the pans are really hard to open, at least for me because I have arthritis. Janice

m0use Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 6:31pm
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Ok icon_redface.gif I did not know they carried some like that. Now I am a more informed person, thanks icon_smile.gif

veejaytx Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 6:50pm
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Hey Mouse, I probably didn't describe them very well. icon_redface.gif They lay out flat, and when you want to open one you pull down two little "levers", makes it kinda like a butterfly, and you squeeze these levers to open the clamp part...in a paper file you would then flatten out the levers over the paper, but on a cake pan they stand up straight. Walmart carries some that do have some colorful plastic on them, but the office supply ones are all metal.

Thanks for your response, Janice

flayvurdfun Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 7:08pm

I just wish I was somewhere where I could find things like that!!!!

nashsmom Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 8:43pm

Thanks for the tip on the butterfly clips. I have some here. The ones I have are coated with black paint or something. Did that come off in the oven? Thanks for the link Lisa. I have a hard time finding things on the wilton site. I am never sure which category to look under. It was a great deal for those pans. In addition to those two pans, I also got a horseshoe pan, a stand up lamb pan, an I Love you pan, a happy birthday pan, mini balloon pan, a bunny pan and a christmas tree pan. And he sold me the whole lot of them for $25! Take heart Flayvurdfun, you'll be back in the states in a few months, hitting the yard sales & second hand shops with the rest of us bargain hunters!

m0use Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 10:27pm

WOW Nashamom! What a deal...ok so maybe going to Goodwill won't be soo bad- just in case I find a treasure like you did.

veejaytx Posted 2 Apr 2005 , 11:58pm

The ones that I have used are black too, I'm not sure it is painted, and they were fine in the oven. It may be that over time it might affect it, but doesn't seem to be a problem now. They are so much easier to work with!

That was a really good deal on the pans! I've gotten a couple like that on eBay, where with shipping and all, the pans were a little over $2 each. When I get my knees repaired and can get around, I think I'll be making the garage sales too! I made it to a Goodwill and a resale shop today, but no pans to be had. I'll be on the lookout for cake plates from now on too.

My decorating teacher (not a Wilton class) doesn't like the Wilton pans, but I think they are fun, and using the baking strips attached with the butterfly clips, they are fine. I just got a Barbie pan in the mail today, looks like new and even has the two lay-ons with it, seems like she will always be popular. I think I can make an angel with this particular pan as well. I just made a list of my pans and since October I have collected 35 various pans, and three tier sets, round, square and one called flat diamond, so I figure I've got a good start! I am definitely addicted! icon_eek.gif
Janice

Lisa Posted 3 Apr 2005 , 2:31am
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Originally Posted by nashsmom

Thanks for the tip on the butterfly clips. I have some here. The ones I have are coated with black paint or something. Did that come off in the oven? Thanks for the link Lisa. I have a hard time finding things on the wilton site. I am never sure which category to look under. It was a great deal for those pans. In addition to those two pans, I also got a horseshoe pan, a stand up lamb pan, an I Love you pan, a happy birthday pan, mini balloon pan, a bunny pan and a christmas tree pan. And he sold me the whole lot of them for $25! Take heart Flayvurdfun, you'll be back in the states in a few months, hitting the yard sales & second hand shops with the rest of us bargain hunters!




Woohoo! You hit the jackpot! The Wilton site can be hard to navigate and the search feature doesn't work too well. I love bargain hunting at thrift stores and yard sales. I've had some good finds but never one as good as yours!

SquirrellyCakes Posted 3 Apr 2005 , 4:44am

Those butterfly clips are a lot easier on your hands! Just an additional note, I still place folded aluminum fold over all of the joints before putting the clips on, I find that many of these pans tend to leak all over, regardless of whether you put them on a cookie sheet or not.
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

nashsmom Posted 3 Apr 2005 , 2:23pm

I was happy! icon_biggrin.gif I think that this is the bargain of the year for me! Thanks for the tip with the foil SquirrellyCakes. This will be my first attempt using a 3D or stand up pan, and with no instructions, I will be winging it! The idea of those butterfly clips seems easier! I'll have to go pick some up. Thanks again!

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