MissFluff Posted 31 Mar 2011 , 12:20am
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Has anybody tried the mad dadder cake pans? I am wanting to attempt my first topsy turvy cake, and those pans make it look so easy!

Too good to be true or worth a shot?

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Cake-Girl1968 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 9:37am
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Did you ever try them? I'm wondering the same thing - if they are worth it?

Chellescakes Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 11:00am
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I just made a topsy turvy with a similar set of tins. I am supposed to be putting the finishing touches on it now.

No carving , lovely angles , flat base . They do take slightly more mix than the equivalent size of the three inch tins that I use. I have borrowed the set I used from another decorator. I am seriously considering getting a set for myself.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 11:06pm
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How do they bake. I mean how do you get the batter to cook on the angles?

MissFluff Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:19am
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I ordered my set on Global Sugar Art, along with some Satin Ice fondant. I am going to give it a try and see how they work out. I splurged and got the 6, 8, and 10 inch rounds, but they also sell them in square.

I'll update with a picture when I am finished. I can't find out much about them online review wise. I found them by accident. I was going buy some hexagon cake pans when I stumbled on those. If you go to Global Sugar Art and look under Fat Dadios you will see them.

They have a little leg that helps keep them balanced.

Chellescakes Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:37am
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the bottom of the pan , is angled and they have a support that keeps them straight. They were a nightmare to line though , that was really the only drawback.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 9:17am
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Does each pan have it's own support so you can bake a bunch at one time or does the set come with one suppotr?

Chellescakes Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 10:05am
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yep each pan has it's own support.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 10:08am
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Great - thank you!

CakeCrystals Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:05pm

I'm getting ready to order a set. I received notice from GSA about the pans and a set of 5 pans were on special for about $89.

Cake-Girl1968 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:40pm

I guess on the pans, the sides are straight up and down versus making them yourself where they are tapered - is that correct?

emiyeric Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 2:44pm

So when you bake, is one pan enough for each tier, or would yo need two pans of each size? It seems like you would want two layers per tier anyway, wouldn't you? Having a hard time visualizing ...

Chellescakes Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 10:19pm

Yes the sides are straight, but you could carve a taper if you wanted,

You wouldn't need to bake two layers, the high side was five inches and the low side three.
that is untorted.

KTB4 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 11:31pm

I've seen these but am still confused as to how you put them together - yes I am a little slow lol

How do you support them properly? Keep in mind that the question is coming from someone who hasn't done a topsy turvy cake yet icon_biggrin.gif

conchita Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 3:18am

I just heard that fat Daddios company won't be selling them anymore, I wonder if this is true

tame Posted 21 Apr 2011 , 4:26pm

Have any one made a cake yet, using these pans if so how much batter to use ad how do you stack them

patty7276 Posted 15 May 2011 , 8:46pm

also thinking about getting these pans. do you torte and fill each pan to make a tier? don't quite understand

paula0712 Posted 21 May 2011 , 2:45am

IMO I think that you would make 2 layers for each tier giving them the height as they are each 4" deep on the high side... or you could torte them OR what I would do is just make a corresponding regular round layer for under each tier. I ordered mine and I can't wait to experiment! They are on sale right now at GSA for $82 for the set of 5. Can't wait to see other pics of finished cakes!

cakedoff Posted 22 May 2011 , 8:46pm

I bought a set of these and made my first cake with them. A bit disappointed. The shallow side is too short to tort properly. Uneven baking as the batter peaks a little lopsided. Will try them again, but, so far no good.

Mkanz Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 11:09pm

I have these pans also and am perplexed at how to stack the cakes once baked. Has anyone done this with these Fat Daddio pans????

paula0712 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 11:14pm

Mkanz - there are several youtube videos about stacking but here's a tutorial:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/02/topsy-turvy-cake-tutorial/

Hope this helps!

Mkanz Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 11:16pm

Does this tutorial apply using the cake pans AND carving the cakes?

paula0712 Posted 2 Jun 2011 , 11:19pm

No it's just for making them the old fashioned way, but stacking them would be the same. There's another thread here about using the pans. It was suggested to use flower nails or heating cores in the deeper ends of the pans while baking

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=720358&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=15

Mkanz Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 3:24pm

That was great information! Thank you. This is going to be a silly question, but where would I find these heating cores? And, are they talking about flower nails that we use to make the roses?????? Where do you put them?

paula0712 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 5:42pm

you can get the Wilton heating core at Michaels and yes it's just the flower nails we use to make roses etc. Just make sure you grease it up well and it will just pop out without leaving a big hole. You put the flat side down in the deeper end of the pan.

Mkanz Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 6:29pm

Thank you so much! That helps alot!

paula0712 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 7:17pm

No prob! icon_smile.gif

jenscreativity Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 7:28pm

I am cheap and don't mind putting a little effort into making it the old fashioned way vs buying the pans. The tutorial that paula0712 posted is AWESOME because when I did my first one,,it was followed by a youtube video and was hard to master while the video was going..so this tutorial rocks with step by step instructions along with pics for all..It's a go for me! ANd it saves me money when the pans, in my own opinion, would take just as much time honestly to put together,,but that is just me...everyone has their own ways of thoughts..Just thought I'd share...

Serena4016 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 7:43pm

OK...I'm a little confused (nothing new!! LOL) How does 1 pan that has a more cake batter in one side and less cake batter in the other side bake evenly? Or am I not understanding how these pans work?

mena2002 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 11:57pm
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Originally Posted by paula0712

Mkanz - there are several youtube videos about stacking but here's a tutorial:

http://www.mysweetandsaucy.com/2009/02/topsy-turvy-cake-tutorial/

Hope this helps!




Thanks for posting the tutorial, having a visual really helps!

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