Wilton 3D Train Pan Ugh!!!

Decorating By minorfan Updated 2 Sep 2008 , 2:54pm by tyty

minorfan Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:09pm
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I have to make a train for this week and went out and bought the wilton 3d train cake pan. Made my usual batter and filled like it said - all the way to the top of one side then put the other half on and bake in the middle of the over for 35-40 minutes. I snapped it together as well as possible. Put a pan underneath on the next rack down to catch drips and that thing did not bake. Had the oven at 350 and the extra thermometer in so I know the temp was right but it was so uncooked.

I Know the weather is wierd right now as the hurricane bands are causing a lot of rain and a ton of wind but did not think it would be that much of a difference.

Who has used this pan and how did it turn out for you. I am willing to try it again tomorrow (need more eggs and it is bad weather right now) but think I will bake each side seperately instead of trying to do it all in one.

HELP!! suggestions wanted.

8 replies
mbelgard Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 7:27pm
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Turn the oven down to between 300-325. They take a long time to bake, generally at least an hour to be done all the way through.

It sounds like you didn't tie the pan together, you need to get kitchen twine and tie the pan together or the top will come off.

bafishr Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 2:41am
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I agree with mgbelgard. The first time I used the pan it had not cooked all the way, I found out after flipping it to the other side to cool, and just threw it back in the oven for a while. The next time I used it I cooked it longer and had no problems. Be sure to tie it together. Good luck.

KathysCC Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 3:28am
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I haven't had a problem with this pan. I used pound cake batter or half pound cake and half box cake batter. I use cotton twine to tightly tie the two halves together and bake the recommended time plus about 5 minutes. When the time is up, you can leave the cake in the oven, cut the twine and carefully lift off the top section. If the cake looks like it needs a little more time then you can bake it with the top half off at this point. The shape will be formed and by taking the top half off, you can eliminate some of the moisture. I hope this helps you. Adding some extra time to your baking time seems to be the best bet.

Chefperl Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 3:09pm
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when i made the cake, i baked it in 2 parts, it didn;t come with clips like the bear.
I made to cakes leveled them and glued them together with icing.

mygirlssweet Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 2:40am
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I used the train pan without any problems. I made sure to tie it very tight with twine and make it a lot longer.

Loucinda Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 2:21pm
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I have this pan and have used it several times, I don't "tie" the sides together, I have a clean BRICK - I set it on top pan while it is baking and it works out fine, turn the oven down (300)...and like the others have said, it takes a long time to bake.

Loucinda Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 2:39pm
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I have this pan and have used it several times, I don't "tie" the sides together, I have a clean BRICK - I set it on top pan while it is baking and it works out fine, turn the oven down (300)...and like the others have said, it takes a long time to bake.

tyty Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 2:54pm
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I used that pan only once, I did not have a problem. I followed the directions to the letter. I checked for done-ness through the little hole with a metal cake tester. It did take longer to bake, over an hour.

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