Why Do Wilton Pans Have Slanted Sides?

Decorating By JustToEatCake Updated 17 Nov 2009 , 6:09am by Mensch

JustToEatCake Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:43pm
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Am I missing something? This doesn't make sense to me.

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minicuppie Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:50pm
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I don't have a clue but it took me a while to figure out the problem with my cake bulges. Was focusing on the filling dam as the problem when all along I just needed to trim the sides. (thanks, sugarshack).

jardot22 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:56pm
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I believe the reason they are slanted is so that the pans will nest inside each other for easy storage. I hate that slatn though! I always have to trim my sides to get rid of it.

Mike1394 Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:59pm
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Why? Cause the suck.


Beckalita Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 2:59pm
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I'm convinced it's because it helps them stack better on store shelves.....remember that Wilton is geared towards the home baker who does only a few cakes a year. Wilton does have a more expensive, professional line of bakeware (I think it's called Decorator Preferred) that has straight sides, but you're better off going with Magic Line or Fat Daddio's pans....

minicuppie Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 3:01pm
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Beckalita has some sage advice.

JenniferMI Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 4:47pm
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The very slight slant never bothers me...

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JustToEatCake Posted 16 Nov 2009 , 5:12pm
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Originally Posted by minicuppie

Beckalita has some sage advice.

Well I already bought the Wilton ones and until I see that I will be making more cakes I can't justify buying more of the same size and paying shipping, etc. But when I DO go to buy more pans I'll make sure they have straight sides, and try to buy better pans. I find it ironic that my moms old 9"x1.5 pans have straight sides and if they had have been 2" tall I'd be using them.

Mensch Posted 17 Nov 2009 , 6:09am
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Magic Line is the best there is. Use the Wilton crap until you get tired of it, then get yourself some quality pans.

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