Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 4:11am
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This may be old hat for some but I just got around to using a removable bottom cake pan (not springform, the bottom just pushes up and out. Maybe it's for cheesecake. I don't know). I had seen them before but I was always afraid to use them...the batter might leak, the top edge of the cake might get stuck. Well I found one recently at a thrift store. It was only $1.99 so I decided to buy it--wasn't sure I'd use it. Then it came time to make the basketball cake. I asked AgentCakeBaker and he said to use a 9" pan. I only had an 8" and a 10". Then I remembered the scary pan was a 9". I decided to try it instead of having to run to the store and buy one...maybe two if I couldn't find a 3". Was I ever surprised! It works better than any cake pan I have ever used. It baked up nice and even and the top edge was so sharp. I'm hooked now but I can't find any other sizes...I don't even know what this pan is officially called. It's a Mirro 9" pan and it looks to be a little over 3" high. I wanted to share my experience in case any of you come across this pan or one like it. Also...does anyone know what it's called? Does it come in other sizes?

This is the cake I baked in it--torted and filled (cookies-n-cream).

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susanmm23 Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 4:21am
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wow great cake. wish i could help you with a name though. sorry.

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 4:38am
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Thanks Susan...I've googled it and everything. Can't find out much about it. I'm hoping if I can at least get a name it will help me find out more. Maybe I'll get lucky and someone here will have one too and know more about it.

elin Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 4:58am
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Wow. That looks really great.

susanmm23 Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 5:06am
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not sure if these are the same thing but i found this.....

susanmm23 Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 5:13am
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here is another site....

susanmm23 Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 5:15am
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ok sorry i guess i should have put these all on one post but im adding them as i find them. I found your pan....

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 5:30am
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Originally Posted by susanmm23

ok sorry i guess i should have put these all on one post but im adding them as i find them. I found your pan....

Woohoo! That is it and it's a 12". I'm buying it! LOL! My new favorite pan is a cheesecake pan! It does say it can be used for cakes too though. Thanks so much Susan--mystery solved!

tanyascakes Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 7:08am
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Now that is one smooth looking cake there! That edge is so sharp. It had to make for an easy time of smoothing. Doesn't look like you even need to crumb coat that one!! I need to be on the lookout for something like that!

blessBeckysbaking Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 7:26am

that is a pretty looking cake those bargin pans always turn out to be the best ones I'll tell ya.

Lisa Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 1:56pm

Thanks! It didn't need a crumb coat and icing it was a breeze. I hope everyone get to try a pan like this. It's wonderful

susanmm23 Posted 25 Apr 2005 , 2:19pm

yeah i think i will buy one also. looking at your cake and reading the info on the sites convinced me. I will tell my hubby thats what i want to mothers day... some new pans.

gotcake Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 12:14am

Wow here are some more the mini pan is adorable too....

Lisa Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 2:10am
Originally Posted by gotcake

Wow here are some more the mini pan is adorable too....

That is so great! I could have a whole set icon_biggrin.gif I have never seen a mini pan like that. It's out of stock though so I'll have to look for it somewhere else.

tcturtleshell Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 3:12am

So, it's called a cheese cake pan? Looks really nice Lisa~ Can't wait to see more cakes w/ the pans`

JessicaM Posted 27 Apr 2005 , 3:15am

I have two pans like that, they were my gramma's, they are 10" squares, have a round hole in the bottom then a square that fits into the bottom of the pan. They are also Mirro. I was like you, afraid they would make a mess, but they bake so well, will have to check out that site and maybe get some more!

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