The New Wilton Pillow Pan Set

Decorating By cakelady45 Updated 29 May 2013 , 1:22am by Lili5768

cakelady45 Posted 30 May 2010 , 8:03pm
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Hi All,

A week or two ago I bought the pillow pan set at Michael's. I want to try these first in case I get a bride or anyone who orders them. Can anyone tell me please (not trying to sound too dumb here), would you cover the full pillow once you have the two halves stacked and iced together, or do you cover each half separately with fondant and then put them together? I would think that you would put the two halves together and then cover with fondant, but I imagine that it may be difficult to get the fondant smooth underneath and around the corners.... any pointers on this would be well appreciated!

Thanks!!

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cdent Posted 30 May 2010 , 8:16pm
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I would definitly cover the whole cake and then try to tuck the fondant to cover the under parts. You will probly find that there isn't much to hide under...at least there wasn't when I made this cake (I carved mine, however so I am not real sure about these pans). Good luck!!

paula1234 Posted 30 May 2010 , 11:16pm
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I have a friend that has her own retail cake store. She called to tell me about those pans and of course I just had to have them. She told me it was easier to cover each half in fondant and then stack them and cover the seam. I have tried these pans and covering each half has worked for me.

Budnotes Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 7:48pm
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I just got the Wilton Pillow Pans as a Christmas gift. I was confused too as to how best to frost/decorate them. There was a great video online that answered a lot of my questions.

http://www.wilton.com/blog/index.php/covering-the-basics-how-to-bake-ice-and-cover-a-pillow-pan-cake/

Hope this is as helpful to you as it was for me. Happy Baking! icon_biggrin.gif

tiggy2 Posted 6 Jan 2012 , 8:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Budnotes

I just got the Wilton Pillow Pans as a Christmas gift. I was confused too as to how best to frost/decorate them. There was a great video online that answered a lot of my questions.

http://www.wilton.com/blog/index.php/covering-the-basics-how-to-bake-ice-and-cover-a-pillow-pan-cake/

Hope this is as helpful to you as it was for me. Happy Baking! icon_biggrin.gif


That's the method I use.

Gerle Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 4:19am
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I've got this set, but haven't tried it yet, so thanks for sharing the information. I have an unrelated question, though. Does anyone know what type of cake leveler she was using? It doesn't look like any of Wilton's that I've seen. Unfortunately, my husband says the agbay is out of the question and not in my future, so am still looking for a better leveler than the ones Wilton has put out to date. the one she was using looks very similar to the agbay (at least what I remember it looking like) so was just curious about it.

Gerle Posted 7 Jan 2012 , 4:24am
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Oops! Doesn't look like an agbay. Pulled it up after I posted. It looks kind of like Fat Daddio's cake leveler, but without the added padding on one end. Kind of funny that they wouldn't use their own leveler in their video.

tiggy2 Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 1:05am
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It was the wilton leveler, the one I threw in the trash and ordered an agbay.

SarahBim Posted 8 Jan 2012 , 3:50am
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I got this set for Christmas and haven't yet had a chance to use them, but I have watched many videos on them and it looks like the best way to do it is to cover both halves separately and then putting them together. All you have to do is cover the seam with a design when you are done. Hope this helps!

She was using the Wilton leveler. However, I have never gotten that particular one to work. It's too flimsy in the middle and moves around on you while you are cutting your cake.

Lili5768 Posted 29 May 2013 , 1:22am
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I guess this is a silly question, but I know you ladies are so very resourceful, is there a way I can make a pillow cake without buying two sets? There's only one size of each pan :(

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