Old 3-D Bunny Pan

Decorating By sandy1 Updated 4 May 2009 , 5:46pm by nonnyscakes

sandy1 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:07pm
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I have an old Wilton 3-D bunny pan that doesn't have any instructions. The pan is the one that has the bunny ears standing up. I've seen photos where some decorators have used this pan to make roller skate cakes. There aren't any clips to this pan so I'm thinking I need to use string to keep the two halves together while baking. Does anyone have the instructions for this pan? I need to know how long to bake it, what temp. to set the oven and the amount of cake batter to use, etc.... Thanks!!!!

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kakeladi Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:22pm
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Almost all of those Wilton shaped pans use one cake mix.
Bake it at 325 degrees F.
There is some information available at Ladycakes.com(?) about pan instructions.
Be aware that pan is a problemicon_sad.gif The ears usually break off - there is not enough cake to hold them. The one time I used it I had to back the ears w/a stiff piece of cardboard.

grams Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:25pm
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Thanks for the info. I too have that pan and have never tried using it.

cherrycakes Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:32pm
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Is it the bunny holding the easter egg? If so, I found him in the 1987 Wilton yearbook but the only information they have is that it takes 6 1/2 cups of batter. Do you have the 3D bear? I would assume that you would bake it exactly like the bear. If you don't have it you can find baking instructions on the Wilton site. Also, I use string (twine) to hold the 3D train together without any problems. HTH

sandy1 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:42pm
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It's the 1973 Bunny 3-D pan. The bunny pan looks similar to the 3-D lamb pan (which I don't have). The pan is suppose to snap together but I have no instructions to it.

grams Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 5:45pm
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I found some instructions on this website under pan instructions. Bunny 3d (snap together) 2105-2223.

cakesbyshell Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 6:26pm
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I have the instructions for the bunny pan. You bake it at 50-55 minutes @ 350, fill batter to rim of the side with the face. The side with the steam hole should be the top, wire the two halves together. It should take 4.5 to 5 cups of a firm cake batter. I hope this helps! icon_biggrin.gif

sandy1 Posted 28 Feb 2009 , 6:43pm
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Thanks, it sure does help!!! My pan doesn't have a steam hole which I thought was strange seeing as my 3-D train pan has one. Should I drill a small hole into the pan??

mommicakes Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 5:41pm
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is this pan a heavy cast iron like one? I have one and do not have any instructions for it, I don't even know who makes it, I think it is kinda old, and want to use it, but don't know how. help please?

sandy1 Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 2:03pm
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The bunny pan is an old aluminum Wilton pan. It's the one that has the bunny ears standing straight up.

bakersgranddaughter Posted 7 Apr 2009 , 5:54pm
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A trick I learned from my Great Aunt to keep ears on old fashioned lamb cakes, was to use toothpicks or some other device (popsicle sticks or poultry skewers) in the batter after pouring it into the mold (before baking). It aids in adding support, so the pieces don't fall off. I've used this in the past, and it works well. For the longer bunny ears of the 1971 Wilton pan, you can use bamboo kabob skewers. Just don't forget to remove them, or warn the eater to watch out for them. icon_biggrin.gif

nonnyscakes Posted 4 May 2009 , 5:46pm
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