2 Inch Vs 3 Inch

Decorating By sweet1122 Updated 14 Apr 2009 , 9:14pm by PinkZiab

sweet1122 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 5:56pm
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I am looking at a significant discount on a 12x15x3 Magic Line Pan. I usually buy 2 inch pans, but this 3 inch pan is going for $13 right now and that seems like a really good deal. Is there any significant difference between a 2 inch and a 3 inch. If I still want a 2 inch "look" can I pour in my normal amount and will it cook as if I have a 2 inch pan?

Just wondering if there's any harm in getting the 3 inch deep pan.


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KHalstead Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:04pm
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you can still use it like you would a 2 inch deep pan......only thing is it's easier to level off a 2" tall cake when it's in a 2" tall pan!

marccrand Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:07pm
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One of my 8" is a 3" pan and I just use it like a 2", but it doesn't fit on my 2.5" shelf with the rest of my pans! Something to think about.

BCJean Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:19pm
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Curious....where are you finding that pan for that price? It is from a local cake shop or someplace online?

sweet1122 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:28pm
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Can I also ask, would I need 1 or 2 heat cores with that pan?

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:31pm
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Sweet...you better order that fast, 3 million people just went to Amazon right now to scoop those up!

KHalstead Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:33pm
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forget the heating core use an upside down flower nail!! Then you don't have to worry about plugging up that gigantic hole in the middle!!

sweet1122 Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:36pm
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Just ordered icon_smile.gif

Never used a heating core or a flower nail. My fear with the flower nail is that when I pull it out won't it rip the cake out with it since the flat part would be down? The nail doesn't rust or anything? It works just fine?

__Jamie__ Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 6:38pm
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Works like a charm!! No rust, no mess!

KHalstead Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 8:42pm
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You put the flat part down in the pan, then pour your batter on top...when you flip your cake out of the pan you pull the flower nail out and it leaves a tiny hole the size of the nail part of the flower nail! Nope, doesn't rust!!

PinkZiab Posted 14 Apr 2009 , 9:14pm
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If you bake at a lower temp, you don't need a core or a flower nail... I've never used either, and I've baked in MUCH bigger pans

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