Wilton Pan...grr

Decorating By Kitagrl Updated 14 Jun 2010 , 4:15am by tweeter_bug98

Kitagrl Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:27pm
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Okay yes I know I'm dumb but I needed a second 16" pan last minute, and so I sent hub to grab one at the craft store with a 40% off coupon.

Got it home and will be using it BUT its like 1/4" LARGER than my older (about 8 years old) Wilton 16" pan!!! What in the world??? I thought 16" was 16"?!

Grr. Luckily its for something that will probably be somewhat carved down anyways....

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tastyart Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:49pm
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How annoying. 16" should be 16". I guess their ruller was squirly.

jammjenks Posted 19 May 2010 , 3:54pm
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Probably designed by a man. Their measurements aren't always consistent. icon_razz.gif

leah_s Posted 19 May 2010 , 4:02pm
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DeeDelightful Posted 19 May 2010 , 4:09pm
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Yeap, leave it to a man to make something bigger than what it should be. (Whatever you are thinking is on YOU...i didn't say anything) LOL

dinascakes Posted 19 May 2010 , 4:09pm
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jammjenks, that's funny! LOL Yeah, i even find that different brands have different sizes too, like for the same size of something. For example, a 10" wilton doesn't match a 10" something else. So frustrating...i think all companies should use the same ruler, I thought we did, but I guess not!

metria Posted 19 May 2010 , 4:34pm
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it's like trying to understand why a 2"x4" plank of wood is not actually 2"x4" ... it's madness!

Kayakado Posted 20 May 2010 , 3:56pm
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I can answer the wood question. It was 2" X 4" before it was dried. The wood shrinks.

mom2twogrlz Posted 20 May 2010 , 4:15pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

Probably designed by a man. Their measurements aren't always consistent. icon_razz.gif




heehee icon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif

mayo2222 Posted 20 May 2010 , 4:43pm
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The man probably got distracted by all of his wife's nagging icon_smile.gif

mayo2222 Posted 20 May 2010 , 4:46pm
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oops...I mean "constructive criticism" icon_smile.gif

costumeczar Posted 20 May 2010 , 5:25pm
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Originally Posted by mayo2222

oops...I mean "constructive criticism" icon_smile.gif




Nice try, but...no. icon_lol.gif

LindaF144a Posted 20 May 2010 , 6:23pm
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I recently bought Wilton cake pans. One set of 9" and one set of 8". Problem is they are not 9" or 8". The 9" is 8.5" and the 8" is 7.5". I thought this was normal. It isn't?

If not, I intend on writing to Wilton to let them know how unhappy I am about this. I bought some parchment paper circles in 8" and 9" size and I still have to trace around them to cut them smaller. I was hoping to eliminate that step.

Kitagrl Posted 20 May 2010 , 6:28pm
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They seem to have decent customer service, a lady is working with me via email trying to figure out the pan thing...

leah_s Posted 20 May 2010 , 8:03pm
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And that's why you should always purchase Magic Line pans.

7yyrt Posted 21 May 2010 , 1:27am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LindaF144

I recently bought Wilton cake pans. One set of 9" and one set of 8". Problem is they are not 9" or 8". The 9" is 8.5" and the 8" is 7.5". I thought this was normal. It isn't?

If not, I intend on writing to Wilton to let them know how unhappy I am about this. I bought some parchment paper circles in 8" and 9" size and I still have to trace around them to cut them smaller. I was hoping to eliminate that step.



My understanding from years ago, is that they are smaller to allow for a total 1/2 inch frosting. (1/4 inch on all sides.)

Emmerdoo Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 3:55am
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

Probably designed by a man. Their measurements aren't always consistent. icon_razz.gif




They tend to exaggerate.

steplite Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 4:11am
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It's Magic line all the way. No more wilton pans for me.

tweeter_bug98 Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 4:15am
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Tee hee! Thanks for all of the giggles tonight. Funny posts! icon_eek.gificon_wink.gificon_lol.gificon_biggrin.gif

Not so funny about the pan size difference, though. icon_sad.gif

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