Light Aluminum Baking Pans Vs Dark Ones

Decorating By mrshicks2002 Updated 5 Jul 2007 , 12:45pm by mrshicks2002

mrshicks2002 Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 1:06pm
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I was wondering is there a difference in the dark pans and light pans when baking cakes. I have only been using a dark coated non stick 13x9 pan. I use the wilton cake release, bake at 325 and my cakes still get too done around the edges and the bottom and some pieces still will stick to the pan. I was told that it could be because of the dark pan that I am baking with and I also have an electric oven.
I also see that wilton sale light pans.

Does anyone else have this problem?

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DianeLM Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 1:40pm
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Yep. It does make a difference, as you learned. Dark pans will produce a darker crust, which is why black cast iron is so perfect for cornbread.

I would suggest getting regular light pans for cakes and save the dark ones to use as dipping vessels when making fried chicken. icon_wink.gif

miriel Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 4:44pm
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I use light pans for baking as the dark ones leave cakes and cookies too brown for my liking.

justfrosting Posted 3 Jul 2007 , 4:51pm
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(Learned the hard way)

mrshicks2002 Posted 5 Jul 2007 , 12:45pm
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Thanks everyone for the replies as I will only be using light pans now.

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