Cake Pan Questions

Decorating By LaTasha Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 7:09pm by Sarsi

LaTasha Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:43pm
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Hello CC family

I am in the process of purchasing different size cake pans. I am unsure as to which ones I should purchase so I am reaching out for help on this matter.

1. Which shapes should I have, and how many of each?
2. Which size should I have, 2" or 3"?
3. What is the standard Wedding Cake tier layers?

Thanks for all your help. icon_biggrin.gif

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Sarsi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 3:54pm
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I think the most important shapes to have are the Round, Square, and Rectangle (for sheet cakes). I would go for 2 of each size of the round and square, and just one of the rectangles...unless you're planning on doing double high sheet cakes...

I prefer the 2" tall pans.

What do you mean in question #3?? Standard Wedding cake tiers are 4" tall...if that's what you're asking??

I hope I helped some!! Oh!! And magic line is the best!!! icon_wink.gif

leah_s Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:03pm
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I also strongly prefer 2" deep pans. And Magic Line makes the best pan IMO. As for sizes, I have multiples of every thing from 4" to the 18" half rounds in round and a basic set (4" - 16") of squares. Plus ovals and hex.

Misdawn Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:22pm
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I would buy the 3" deep pans, simply because you can always make a 2" cake in a 3" pan, but you can't necessarily make a 3" tall cake in a 2" pan.

leah_s Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:35pm
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I didn't like the way the 3" pans baked.

FromScratch Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:54pm
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That's not necessarily true.. underfilling a pan (especially with scratch baking) can effect your cake's structure.

I like the 2" pans.. they bake quicker and I like to have 4 layers of cake so I torte them and they work perfectly.

LaTasha Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:01pm
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Thank you very much for all of your responses this has helped me in making my decision. I am sure I will be calling upon the family again for feedback.

Thanks thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

LaTasha Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:02pm
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Thank you very much for all of your responses this has helped me in making my decision. I am sure I will be calling upon the family again for feedback.

Thanks thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

Sarsi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 7:09pm
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Glad to help!!

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