Should I Buy 2 Inch Or 3 Inch Pans.....

Decorating By holliellen Updated 29 Jan 2011 , 3:27am by leah_s

holliellen Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 5:39pm
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What do you use most often?

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sweetcakesbyjen Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 6:04pm
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I use and own only the 2" pans. I have not had a need for 3" ones yet.

cai0311 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:25pm
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Only 2" pans for me.

joycesdaughter111 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:39pm
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I prefer the 2 inch.

cakeastic Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:43pm
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3 inch much better!

pmarks0 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:44pm
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I bought all 3"

artscallion Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:49pm
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2" only. Some folks say the 3" are more versatile because you can make a 2" or 3" cake in them. But I don't see it that way. Making a 2" cake in a 3" pan leaves a high wall above the surface of the cake. This wall prevents even heat from hitting that surface. So 2" cakes baked in 3" pans do not bake as evenly or as well.

Kristie925 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:54pm
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I've used both and prefer the 2" pans. All the cakes I've baked in the 3" ones end up being on the dry side due to having to bake them longer.

cakeastic Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:10pm
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Originally Posted by Kristie925

I've used both and prefer the 2" pans. All the cakes I've baked in the 3" ones end up being on the dry side due to having to bake them longer.




Why would you bake them longer if there is the same amount of batter in both pans? icon_confused.gif

Kristie925 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:14pm
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Originally Posted by cakeastic

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kristie925

I've used both and prefer the 2" pans. All the cakes I've baked in the 3" ones end up being on the dry side due to having to bake them longer.



Why would you bake them longer if there is the same amount of batter in both pans? icon_confused.gif



There wouldn't be the same amount of batter. A 3" cake takes more batter.

KTB4 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 10:49pm
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I prefer my 3" pans. I find I can actually get a full 2" layer out of them as opposed to when I bake in 2" pans. Slowl I will be switching all my pans over.

suzylynn58 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:09pm
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I use mostly 3" pans to bake my 2" layers. They are a little taller than 2" and I can trim them to exactly 2".

03FLSTF Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 11:30pm
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I prefer 3 pans for the same reason as KTB4.

leah_s Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 3:27am
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I gave away my 3" pans. I did not like the way they baked.

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