2 Inch Or 3 Inch Pans???

Decorating By southernswthrt Updated 6 Dec 2009 , 3:37pm by Rylan

southernswthrt Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 1:59am
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I just started cake decorating and I've taken the first two Wilton courses. I'm thinking about investing in nice pans...tired of 8 inch round cakes!!!

I think I want to buy the Magic line pans, but I'm not sure if I want to order the 2-inch or 3-inch pans.

Which do you prefer? What are the advantages/disadvantage? How does it change the bake time? Any suggestions/comments would be helpful! TIA

8 replies
alene Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 2:10am
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I only have the 2" pans. Never tried the 3" so I'm not much help. I would advise buying a good quality pan though.

leah_s Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 3:00am
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Magic Line pans = the best. You will never regret investing in great pans.

2" I think bake best. I gave away my 3" deep pans because I didn't like them.

Peridot Posted 5 Dec 2009 , 3:33am
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Leah is right - Magic Line pans. I have a lot of round Wilton pans and have always used them and never knew what I was missing until I decided I wanted to try doing square cakes. I order Magic Line and I was amazed at the difference. WOW!! Love them and want to replace my round pans with Magic Line.

They bake so much better and the straight sides are just wonderful. I also use 2 inch and was undecided if I should get 3 inch but after reading a lot of threads on CC I decided to stick with the 2 inch.

southernswthrt Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 2:05pm
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Thanks for the replies. I bought the 3 inch round Wilton set and never opened them. I think I will return them and order all magic line pans in 2 inch.

Do you have a preferred website from which you order? Thanks!

cylstrial Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 2:24pm
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Definitely 2". I ordered my magic line pans from www.countrykitchensa.com. I think you get 10% off your order if it's over $100. That might have changed, not sure.

ranbel Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:14pm
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I have both 2in and 3in rounds...I would say I like the 2in better.

3GCakes Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:23pm
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I like my 3 inch pans because I always have the option of baking 2 or 3 inches.

Rylan Posted 6 Dec 2009 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by 3GCakes

I like my 3 inch pans because I always have the option of baking 2 or 3 inches.

I totally agree on this one. I have both but I usually end up using 2 inch pans. I don't think it hurts to have 3 inch ones.

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