Any Experts Available For Instant Help?

Decorating By KayMc Updated 7 May 2010 , 1:05am by cabecakes

KayMc Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:55pm
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I am ready to bake my cake this evening, and all I currently own is Wilton cake pans. I can't get the glue off of the pans - either inside or out. There are two blobs of some sticky glue that hold the paper onto the bottom of the pan. These pans have been soaking a half hour, and I can't remove the blobs. If I use my scratcher, I'm assuming I'll scratch the aluminum, and then the cakes won't release like they should. Also, on the outside of the pan is a wilton sticker that is about 4 inches long x 2 in deep. I can't get that off either - again this has been soaking a half hr. Does Wilton REALLY think its' ok to use this kind of glue??? This is pretty basic - if you annoy a customer before the product is used, do they think the customer will buy more Wilton products??? Does anyone know what I can do?

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vagostino Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:04am
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the glue that holds the paper inside the pan is the kind that you just peel off by pulling and it usually comes right off...maybe the soaking made it soft now?
If I were you, I'll try to scrape off as much as possible and then cover the bottom with parchment/or wax paper and go ahead and bake. Then once you deal with this, go back to try to remove it.
I wouldn't worry too much about the sticker on the outside....if you bake at 325 is not going to catch fire or anything...I forgot to peel one of those off one time and it just got a little brown.

Kitagrl Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:04am
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"Goo Gone" always works for that stuff...if you have any.

However if know what, if it doesn't come off in soapy water it won't come off in your cake! Just grease and flour it really well and bake your cake. I've had to do it in the past, after getting off everything I possibly could. It won't hurt anything.

Good luck!

Karen421 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:05am
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Those little gummy thingys should just pull off, but I did have one stick before and I stuck my pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so and then it popped off. (kinda like gum) HTH

DianeLM Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:06am
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I second all of vagostino's advice. Line the bottom of your pan. Don't worry about the outside sticker. Several of my pans still have it even after many bakings and washings.

Mug-a-Bug Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:10am
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You just brought back a painful memory for me.... icon_cry.gif I remember that glue!!! Just scrape it off with something really strong (I believe I chiseled it away with a sharp knife). Don't worry about scratching the pan because it won't effect the releasability of it. HTH thumbs_up.gif

mommyle Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:13am
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Well, I think that I have EVERY wilton pan there is (in round, heart, square, etc. Not shapes!) and I have never had a sticker not come off. So, yes, sometimes it IS all about you! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA@!!!!!!

On a more serious note, I always put parchment on the bottom of my pans anyway, because you just KNOW that the ONE TIME you don't, the darned thing won't release on its own!!!!

Good luck!

Joyfull4444 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:18am
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No expert but I have has sucess with mineral oil on some. On the real stubborn ones I've ended up having to use Goo Gone or Goof Off. You can find them in any hardware store. Try spraying with pam and letting it sit for a bit then see if it'll come off that way too. I've not tried it but have read that pam has worked for others.
I don't worry about the outside ones that much, just get off what I can, wash the pan and use it as is.
Good luck!

Joyfull4444 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:21am
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Originally Posted by Karen421

Those little gummy thingys should just pull off, but I did have one stick before and I stuck my pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes or so and then it popped off. (kinda like gum) HTH

Karen421, what a great idea! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:25am
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As a caterer, I bought hundred of glass plates. Stores LUV putting the stickers in the dead center of the eating side of the plate. Nail polish remover takes it right off. Hubby loved this job.

Of course, wash it well after using the nail polish remover.

KayMc Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:31am
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Thank you all for your help!! I ended up doing what several of you suggested: I greased it really well and covered it with the parchment. No, it really didn't pull off. Each of the two pans had two blobs of the glue on the bottom, and none of the 4 came off completely. I was afraid to use nail polish remover, as it's acetone, which is poisonous. I was in a rotten mood until I got those babies in the oven. I did leave the stickers on the outside - they weren't even close to coming off.

Again, thank you all for your assistance.

indydebi Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by KayMc

I was afraid to use nail polish remover, as it's acetone, which is poisonous.

Which is why you wash the pieces well after use.

Edited to add: Just to double check myself, I looked up the MSDS on acetone and Goo-Gone. Both, the "Hazards Identification" and "First Aid Measures" read practically exactly the same. So if one is safe, so is the other, and vice versa. Just some FYI to put everyone's mind at ease over these products. thumbs_up.gif

icer101 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:43am
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I, too, have never had a problem with any of the wilton pans. I have other names also, after 15 yrs. But never had your problem.Good luck with you getting the glue off. It Will come off.

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:51am
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I haven't had trouble getting off the Wilton stickers, but when I've bought the pan sets (6, 8, 10, and 12" sold together), I ALWAYS have trouble getting off the clear tape they use to hold the pans together so they don't shift in the package. That stuff just does NOT want to come off!!

cabecakes Posted 7 May 2010 , 1:05am
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Goo-Gone all the way baby. It will take any sticker off of stuff. I love it. I also works on gum, crayon, and loads of other stuff too. Gotta getcha some.

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