Does Anyone Have Any Tips To Make Me Not Hate My Fat D's Pan

Decorating By yelle66 Updated 2 Nov 2008 , 6:54am by glendaleAZ

yelle66 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:37am
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My cake supply store for some reason switched to Fat Daddio's a few weeks ago (previously, carrying ML). I hate these pans. They keep coming out brown and crispy on the outsides. What am I doing wrong? The temp is at 325 in a convection oven AND I used bake-even strips. I am so depressed. I hope they don't ruin all my cakes. I have 30 cakes for next week and I am on number 18. Today's came out the worst. Sigh. They are okay in the middle, though. I guess that will have to do.


17 replies
all4cake Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:53am
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I can't help you. I don't like 'em! at all!

forthwife Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 3:59am
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I've only got one set (thankfully they're 4" pans). I find they squeeze the top of the cake at the collar. So, seems to be they drive most of us nuts. What is a better pan? My other pans are all Wilton, nothing fancy.

BCJean Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:11am
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This is a link to a message about the Fat Daddio pans. It may shed some light on your problem.

forthwife Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:33am
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Thanks for the link on that, I'll drop my oven temp and see if that helps the "crowning"!

SharonK1973 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:38am
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I LOVE my fat daddios pans. As a matter of fact I have been slowly switching my old pans out for FDs. But I always bake at 325, so that might be why I don't have any problems with them. I have a triangle poppy seed cake in my photos. The only decoration on it is some stenciling. Everything else is what the cake came out of the pan looking like.

fiddlesticks Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:45am
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Global Sugar Art has a sale on the fat daddios pans. I just got a news letter.

sari66 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 4:47am
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I have the round fd pans and my cakes come out beautifully. Never an issue. I hope you can find something to help you.

leah_s Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 12:48pm
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I hate FD pans also. They do require special handling, in that you shouldn't bake hotter than 300. Trying to mix in 1 or 2 of them into my stack of Magic Line, and a few Wilton pans, means that I have to set a second oven just for the FD pans. I will never buy one again.

practiceandpatience Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:40pm
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I love mine. I also set my oven at 325°

tiggy2 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:48pm
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I don't like them either! I much prefer magic line.

bori74 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 8:57pm
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Don't like FD either. I love my Magic Line pans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KellJ Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 9:15pm
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I like both FD and ML but I have to say my cakes come out better in my FD. Very clean lines.

MacsMom Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 9:25pm
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I didn't like mine for the same reason, but ever since I finall began using Bake Even Strips it has solved that problem - no more tough edges

CherryLane Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 9:49pm
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I hate FD's also!!!! My answer would be to sell them on Ebay!

Kiddiekakes Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 9:54pm
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I don't mind my FD pans but I do find that the batter overflows quicker than my wilton or Magicline pans...I also bake at 325 ..Other than that I think they are good!!

Susans53 Posted 1 Nov 2008 , 10:03pm
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I just used FD for the last batch of cakes and was wondering why they came out just a little drier than usual. I bake 325 with a convention oven. I will try at 300 next time or sell them! I hate Wilton and I thought these were better, plus the cake store in the city only sells these. What a pain now to have to order ML online.

glendaleAZ Posted 2 Nov 2008 , 6:54am
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A few months back, my cake supply store started stocking Fat Daddyâs. The clerk said that they would no longer purchasing Magic Line and would only be stocking FD pans going forward.

Iâd purchased a few Magic Line pans in the past, and LOVED them, (way more than the Wilton pans Iâd purchased when I started making cakes) because they produced less crumbs and lighter sides. Well, needless to say I was very unhappy with the switch, so much so, that I withdrew money from my saving, and purchased all the ML pans I needed to complete my Circle and Square sets (2 of each), before they ran out. I also thought the ML square pans had a more defined edge than FD did.

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