Square Cake Pan?

Decorating By sweet1122 Updated 21 Jan 2009 , 5:01pm by dmich

sweet1122 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:04pm
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I was wondering what type of square pan to invest in. I've seen the kind that give you the sharp 90 degree angles and the kind that give you the more rounded soft corner. In the Wilton Brands I'm looking at the Wlton Performance Pans (rounded corners) or the Decorator Preferred (Sharp Corners). Also, are there other brands that anyone can recommend?

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cylstrial Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:32pm
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A lot of people recommend Magic Line. I haven't used them yet..but that's what I will be getting the next time that I buy pans. And I would go for the crisp, sharp corners!

aggiechef Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:43pm
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I've been thinking about investing in the Fat Daddio's line of pans. They have many sizes to choose from and they have the sharp 90 degree angles.

linda2530 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:45pm
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I love my Magic Line pans! I have some that are 20+ years old and still look and bake perfectly and I use my pans a lot. I have taken really good care of them and always hand wash them, but that's just me.

kakeladi Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:53pm
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Fat Daddio wasn't around when I was investing in pans so I don't know about them. I have seen a few posts that people didn't like them.
But....ML is definitely great and a wise investment over Wilton.

doughdough Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by aggiechef

I've been thinking about investing in the Fat Daddio's line of pans. They have many sizes to choose from and they have the sharp 90 degree angles.

I just purchased the Fat Daddio's square pans, but they have a more rounded corner, which "is perfect for covering with fondant" according to the description.

I love FD's pans, they always bake very evenly and are a snap to clean!

yellobutterfly Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 5:57pm
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I have both the wilton performance pans and the wilton decorator preferred lines. I love the thickness of the decorator preferred, but those straight corners are a PAIN to clean the inside of! I like the performance pans alright but they get dinged up easier because they're not as thick. Inspite of the PITA corners, I am still in the process of replacing my performance pans with the decorator preferred...hth

aggiechef Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:01pm
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kakeladi - Did people say what they didn't like about the Fat Daddio's pans? I'm curious before I go spend money on them.

FullHouse Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:14pm
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I read through a lot of helpful forums on CC regarding pans (just do a search and many come up). I decided on MagicLine square and love them. In fact, now I wish I didn't have a complete set of round pans from Wilton, no comparision for quality. I do also remember Magicline being recommended over Fat's Daddio in quite a few posts, one even has a side by side photo comparison, which is what I based my choice on.

sweet1122 Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:31pm
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Anyone know if this is a good price?


bakery_chick Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 6:40pm
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I use Magic Line, and I love them! I like the sharp corners since I am more of a buttercream girl. I run a skewer down the sides when I am cleaning, and they clean up nicely.

Narie Posted 20 Jan 2009 , 7:37pm
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Sweet1122- the price might be. I checked at Country Kitchen, their price was $72.10 -if I added right. But that did not include shipping or tax. Once those are added you might be paying the same or more.

Petit-four Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 4:47pm
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Here's the photo, if that is helpful for you...


dmich Posted 21 Jan 2009 , 5:01pm
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I bought some ML pans a few weeks ago and absolutely love them. My cakes turn out so true to shape and I have to do far less carving/clean-up to prep them for BC and fondant.

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