How Do I Use A Wilton Number One Tin?

Decorating By CorrieFan Updated 27 Aug 2009 , 12:53pm by Caths_Cakes

CorrieFan Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:55pm
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Sorry if this is a pretty basic question to all you cake specialist ladies! icon_redface.gif

I've just bought a number one cake tin in the hope that I can make something special for my daughter's first birthday in a couple of weeks. I put the tin on my baking sheet and noticed a slight gap between the botton of the tin and the baking sheet base. Surely my cake mix is going to escape? Do you stick it down with jam or something?

Am stumped - hope there is a simple solution!

Thanks everyone,


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txnonnie Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 4:55pm
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Is it the full size 1 pan? Do you have a theme? I saw a cake on CC recently that was a one pan with a train going around the outer edge...really cute.

ebredhawk Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 5:08pm
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karen - i don't know if i'm picturing what you're saying correctly, but it sounds like you placed the "1" pan with the opening side down on a cookie sheet?

if it's the pan i'm thinking of, you will bake it with the opening up, just like any other pan and you won't need to set it on a cookie sheet. the bottom should be flat so you can just slide it into your oven.

just disregard me if this isn't what you meant, but hopefully that helps a little!

CorrieFan Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:29pm
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Hello again - it is actually a tin that is open on both sideds - so it is actually a number one frame, more than a pan. I hadn't just put it upside down on the baking sheet! It cost me fifteen pounds but now I'm thinking I bought the wrong thing and maybe I should buy a pan instead. icon_sad.gif

Anyone any ideas?

ebredhawk Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:32pm
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well that makes much more sense!! icon_smile.gif

the only thing i can think of is to wrap one of the sides in a few sheets of aluminum foil and fold it up over the outside edges and then lay that on a baking sheet. i have no idea what would happen with that once the cake started baking though. buying an actual pan may save you a headache!

CorrieFan Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 9:53am
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Well I tried it out last night and it worked a treat! I put one layer of foil under the frame to cover the baking sheet. Ok there was a little bit of leakage around the frame before the sponge set but I just nibbled that away and was left with a perfect Number One!! Am really pleased. Will do the full Victoria Sponge and decorate on the day.


ebredhawk Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:44pm
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that is excellent!! so glad it worked out for you! better than having to go get a new pan for sure!

Caths_Cakes Posted 27 Aug 2009 , 12:53pm
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I know just the pan you mean, i think we must have bought the same one lol! when i greased my pan, i also lined it with greaseproof paper. That helped stop most of the leakage, and like you, any where it had escaped, i munched on lol!

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