I purchased some used lamb cake pans today and neither one of them came with any clips to hold the pan together while baking. I assume that I am to bake them apart face down on a cookie sheet? The pans are old, one has a stamp on the bottom Wilton 1973. The other has no stamp. The bigger of the two cake molds has a drilled hole in the back of one of the pans. I'm wondering does anyone have these? How can you bake in it with a hole? How does the batter not leak out?
Any help would be appreciated.
You can use black alligater clips from Staples or Office depot to hold the pans together..The hole in the pan is a venting hole to allow trapped steam to escape when the cake is baking...Plug the hole with a piece of foil.HTH
Thank you for posting this! my Mom recently gave me my Great Grandma's lamb cake pans and told me the other day she wants me to make the cake for Easter! Mine is also missing the clips and I have been wondering what to do!! These pans are very OLD! Thanks again!
I'm pretty sure that when these pans first came out, in order for the cake to be 3D they were designed to grease and flour the inside, clip it together and fill it 2/3s full with batter via the 'hole' in the top. As the batter baked and rises, the pan fills up and wa la! 3D Lamb! My Mom passed down a bunch of these old pans to me as well!
Here is a link to Wilton instructions for the use of this pan. Tie together with string before baking - hole is for testing doneness, etc.
Yep - just tie string around the neck and body and it works fine. Skewer in the neck helps provide some structual stability.
Thank you to everyone for the advice.