Pans - Magic Line Vs. Wilton

Decorating By dinkadoo Updated 20 Aug 2005 , 4:24am by SquirrellyCakes

dinkadoo Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 12:35am
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I've noticed a big difference in the way the Magic Line pans bake compared to the Wilton ones and I'm considering replacing the Wilton pans that I have with Magic Line. I've noticed that the Wilton cakes bake much darker, almost like a crust but the Magic Line ones come out baked perfectly... no dark outside. Is this my imagination or has anyone else noticed this?

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ntertayneme Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:07am
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Nope, not your imagination at all dinkadoo.. I've noticed the same thing .. the cakes get much darker in Wilton pans .. in the Magic Line, they're nice and light golden in color ... I just LOVE my Magic Line pans and I'm doing the same thing, replacing as I can icon_smile.gif

susanmm23 Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:10am
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also in magic lines the edges are much sharper. i am not buying any more wilton pans only magic line for me

Ironbaker Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:16am
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Hmm, thanks for the tip. I'll have to get a few to test this.

cambo Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:32am
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Hi all...this is my very first post on CC! I too have noticed a big difference with Magic Line vs. Wilton, and I think Magic Line is a far superior product. I'll be replacing my Wilton pans also!

scoobam Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:33am
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Any idea what retailers you can find Magic Line at.. besides online??? I have been looking and can't seem to find them.

CIndymm4 Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:40am
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These pans sound wonderful, I may need to get one and try it out....only then I may want to change all my pans...I think DH would freak if I started replacing all my pans! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:54am
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I replaced my wilton pans with magic line ones a few months ago. Best thing I've ever done! I like the way the give nice crisp edges too. Beautiful color & crisp edges! Couldn't ask for anything better~

JennT Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:58am
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I've noticed the same thing with the Wilton pans...I only have 1 Magic Line, though. After reading this post, I've decided: For every Magic Line pan I buy I'm gonna sell the Wilton one I have in that size on ebay!!! lol
All I see on there is Wilton & people seem to be crazy for 'em.

Cakemaster26 Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 2:55am
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Just reading this thread. I use wilton. where would I find Magic Line pans. I wouldn't my trying them.

thanks icon_smile.gif

kalikw Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:08am
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I use Magic Line pans, as soon as I could I replaced my Wilton ones. Magic Line pans are made in Gardena, California by a company called Parrish's. They have many retailers they sell to. You should be able to purchase them at your local cake supplier. I will get a website address for you.

beachcakes Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:10am
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I have to try these! I'm not thrilled with Wilton either, but that's all I've seen around here. I just finished baking a 10" square in my Wilton pan - does anyone know why they have that design in the bottom of the square and rectangular pans? That bothers me for some silly reason

kalikw Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:12am
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Here is the website address, phone number 310-324-2253 or by email at I am sure they can direct you to a retailer in your area.

ccbakes Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:15am
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I love the magic line pans. I have a few of the square ones and 2 sheet pans,but none that are round. You can so tell the difference in them and the Wilton ones.

Cakemaster26 Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:21am
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Thanks kalikw for the website and phone information. I will look at it. icon_biggrin.gif

susanmm23 Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:23am
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i got mine at a cake supplie store out side of dallas. not sure where you guys are located though

Ironbaker Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:31am
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Beachcakes, that silly design on the WIlton square/sheet pans bugs me too! Is it really necessary? lol

kalikw Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 3:38am
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You are welcome Kriss

cakegal Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:43pm
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i have one magic line pan and that's my book pan... dh would kill me if i replaced all my wilton pans with magic line... i have soooo many, if i could sell my wilton ones then he wouldn't mind...but i put alot of money into my wilton pans....

beachcakes Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 1:43pm
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Good to know I'm not the only one, Ironbaker! icon_wink.gif I find I have to pay close attention to washing them or I find cake residue in the grooves.

SweetArt Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 2:11pm
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I think those lines on the bottom of the Wilton pans are like thier trade mark. No matter what, when you see those lines, you know it's a Wilton pan. They make it distinctive. I do have a few Wilton pans too, but mostly Magic line and they are wonderful. thumbs_up.gif

peacockplace Posted 16 Aug 2005 , 5:05pm
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I have to say I'm a majic line fan! If you do buy wilton... get the decorator's choice. They have straighter sides and the square sides are actually square. They are also heavier duty. I still love my majic line, but I have to order them online. If I'm ina pinch I get the wilton decorator ones from a local cake store.

Gingoodies Posted 17 Aug 2005 , 4:26pm
post #23 of 27 sells Magicline pans.. Round and sheet. I just might look into these myself.

Mjmil7 Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 6:34pm
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I just recently purchased a Magic Line 11x15 sheet pan from along with some other supplies. I received the other supplies within a week of ordering, but the pan took over a month to get. I was just about to call them to see what the hold up was, and it was delivered that very day. So if you're in a hurry to get the pan, I would call them to check on availability first. I hope the pan is worth the $33 I paid for it. From what I've read about this brand, I won't be disappointed.

beachcakes Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 7:21pm
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I saw magic line pans on yesterday. are they the same?

Fishercakes Posted 19 Aug 2005 , 8:05pm
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Mjmil7: Did I read that right? You paid $33 for a 11X15 pan?
I bought mine locally for 10.99.

SquirrellyCakes Posted 20 Aug 2005 , 4:24am
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Just a comment about the Wilton pans, the only good Wilton pans, in my opinion, are the Decorator Preferred line, most of which has been discontinued. These are far superior to the cheaper lines that are out now, so if all you can get is Wilton, stick with the Decorator Preferred, the squares and rectangles have true squared corners and the rounds bake very well. They are a heavier quality aluminum than the cheaper Wilton lines.
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