Square Pan Sizes To Have???

Decorating By kbgieger Updated 19 Jun 2008 , 6:48pm by CakeDiva73

kbgieger Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 7:38pm
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I'm planning on adding to my pan collection and want to start getting some square pans since right now I have NONE!

What sizes should I be looking at first? I'm thinking 8" and 10", but then I see odd sizes, and I really just don't know.

I really am just doing cakes for family and friends at this point, but I would like to experiment more.

Any input would be greatly appreciated! icon_smile.gif

Karen

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indydebi Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 10:06pm
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I only have even-size pans (14/10/8, etc) in both round and square.

Since you can get more servings from a square pan than you can from a round pan, you can get by with just the smaller ones. I'd definitely get a 6" square, too, and if you do wedding cakes, get a 12".

If you do volume, eventually you'll want to get at least 2 of each so you can bake both layers of a tier at the same time, instead of waiting to bake one, then wash the pan and put it back in the oven for the 2nd layer.

kbgieger Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 12:54am
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Thanks for the info! Now I just have to decide what other goodies I need and how much I can get at one time!

Karen

wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:07am
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I have 2 of each up to 11" sq.


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15

I LOVE square pans icon_smile.gif

vdrsolo Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 12:36pm
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My most common square pans that I use are:

6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14

I also have 7,11,15 but they are not used quite as much.

I have two of each of the larger ones, and 4 of the 6" pans, getting ready to get more 6".

gottabakenow Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by wgoat5

I have 2 of each up to 11" sq.


4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15

I LOVE square pans icon_smile.gif




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where do you sleep? icon_lol.gif

wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 1:48pm
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LMAO sometimes in my car icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif (Or I want to anyways)

Karabear1125 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:18pm
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I just bought a set of 6, 8, 10 squares the other day..I ended up buying fat daddio brand cause that's all everyone had around me and I was in a pinch and needed them for this weekend's cake; used them for the first time last night and well without starting a debate all I'll say is .. I hate change and wish they were Magic Lines instead icon_sad.gif

wgoat5 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 2:36pm
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They are better then Wilton pans though icon_wink.gif

ML are sooo good that I would be disappointed in change also icon_sad.gif

But we like what we are used to .. no matter what brand .. ya know?

Karabear1125 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 6:37pm
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Christi,

I'm so glad I'm not the only one that feels that way about change!

CakeDiva73 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 6:45pm
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I just ordered and have two sizes of each: 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and then one of each for 12, 14 & 16.

My MOST common size ordered is the 12" and, of course, I am wishing I had ordered two pans since it is a pain whenever I get this order, and that is every other week..... I skipped the 13 and the 15 because I was plum outta money icon_smile.gif and I figured I had enough to make whatever configuration I needed.

I can use the 9" and 10" if I ever need to make an 18 or a 20, since there is no chance of those fitting in my oven anyhow. If you want to only order 3 or so, I would get the 6, 9, 12 since I think a 3" difference in tiers is easier on the eyes then the 2". I originally got a set of 4.5, 7, 9 & 12 inch off eBay for under $40 and it worked great for several years. It's just that I want to eventually offer wedding cakes, etc..... I ordered mine from Ultimate Baker - great shipping and excellent customer service ( Magic Line pans). I even called a day after I placed the order to add another set and he gave me a break on the s/h since they had already shipped out my first order.

If you decide to go Fat Daddio, Global Sugar Art has a really good selection and very reasonable shipping but they don't carry and ML pans.

CakeDiva73 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 6:48pm
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Originally Posted by Karabear1125

I just bought a set of 6, 8, 10 squares the other day..I ended up buying brand cause that's all everyone had around me and I was in a pinch and needed them for this weekend's cake; used them for the first time last night and well without starting a debate all I'll say is .. I hate change and wish they were Magic Lines instead icon_sad.gif




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