I went to a resale shop and bought a what appears a sports ball pan, but its not ...its smaller...it has the number 502-3005 Wilton on it...I went to the wilton site, and put that number in and came up with nothing found....
It has to halves...to form one round form...and a cylinder maybe a base to hold the ball???....and then some side panels with ridges, and bends in it.
anyone have any ideas? all 5 Pieces for 1.91 plus then 20%off that....
No, too big...its the size of a large grapefruit...let me take a pic of it, see if I can post it....
great guess smee77, let us know.
I was just about to ask for a pic...lol
Can you post a pic?
maybe it is a music note!!! that's what I thought when I first saw it.
I think you were right when you thought it was a sports ball. Are you sure the side panels are even part of the set? Maybe they are for displaying the ball, kind of like a trophy. Hmm, just a thought
Heck, I dont know if it goes together...what I do know as Im playing with it...is that round cylinder to the right of the picture fits with those two panels sliding into it...thus making it stand....but where does the ball come in...lol...if I take the cylinder away...I can sit the ball on it, Im lost...like I said it has a wilton number...but when I went to the page....no match came back!
do I need better pictures posted in here?
yes, put it together and then post a pic. maybe it's a gum ball machine?
HI there girls I did buy these pans it is a mini sports ball pan. Hope this helps. This works great for the boobs on the tummy cakes you see all over this site.
ok....notice this glass in the picture is a 6oz glass...I put it there so you can compare size...ok, got it this far as in together...but now...if its a cake ball pan...how does the batter not come out of the top part?
dummy here...and what holds it closed together, am I missing a clip? if so what can I use...but seriously how does it compete the top part of the ball in baking?
and why wouldnt Wilton have that number in stock that they dont know?
I know what this is. It was originally a bowling ball and pin set and hasn't been made by Wilton since the 70's or possibly 80's. That's why you can't get the number.
You have the bowling ball part and the two stands for the two bowling pin halves. It looks like you didn't get the bowling pins. That whole set is kind of old and kind of rare. If you can get your hands on the bowling pin pans, you will have a complete set that is worth at least 40 dollars or more.
Do a search on Ebay for Wilton bowling pin pans and you will see what they look like and how the stands are used.
Here is a link to the complete set on Ebay:
wow!!!! Your right!!!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-1972-WILTON-BOWLING-PIN-BALL-3D-CAKE-PAN-STANDS_W0QQitemZ360161380482QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCookware_Bakeware?hash=item53db4a8882&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1205|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 here is what it should look like once its made in a cake
THANKS SO MUCH!!!!! now I have to find out how to use it....I paid less than 1.91 for this.
2txmedics -- to answer your question about how to use the pan. It appears you are missing one of the circular bases as there should be one for each half sphere. You rest each pan on the base, fill with batter, and bake separately. Then you attach the two cakes to form the ball. Congrats on your bargain find...looks like a fun set!
Oh sorry yeah I forgot to add you use the rings for baking in each of the half ball pans like nmmorse just said sorry I replied then walked away . That is cute though wish I had the pins as well.
Congrats on your bargin....