Magic Line...ok, I'm Sold!

Decorating By Elcee Updated 20 Jul 2011 , 6:12pm by kellikrause

Elcee Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 5:57pm
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Wow! Is it really the pans? As a hobby baker, I've tried not to invest a lot of money into cake pans (but I do have a lot of them icon_redface.gif). I have mostly Wilton pans (the Performance Series) but have picked up a few Magic Line pans at yard sales and estate sales, namely a 10 x 10 x 2 square, a 12 x 16 x 2 rectangle and recently a 9 x 2 round.

I had occasion to use one of them for the first time. Yesterday I baked 3 layers of the 12 x 16 and noticed that my cakes baked beautifully, nice and level and thought maybe it was due to the 2 flower nails I used as heat cores. Today, I made 3 layers of a different flavor along with 2 6" rounds and a 1/2 ball in Wilton pans. It took longer to bake the small cakes in the Wilton pans than it did the huge rectangle in the Magic Line! For real, the 12 x 16 was done perfectly in 30 minutes and the 6" took 33 while the 1/2 ball took about 38. I also noticed that after 10 minutes, the Wilton pans are touchable but I had to use potholders to take the cake from the Magic Line pan.

I have to say, I really wasn't expecting such a big difference in performance.

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Cakeuhlicious Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 6:14pm
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This is good info! I'm looking to expand my cake pan selection soon, so it's always good to hear the "this vs. that" stories. icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 6:17pm
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Yep. Magic Line is FAB!!

heysugar504 Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 6:26pm
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I'm looking at those today! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the info!

QTCakes1 Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 6:44pm
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I LOVE them. Good choice and glad you decided to invest in them!

mimido Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 8:00pm
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Love them too, in the process of replacing all my pans with these.Every time I use Wilton pans I would get two different sizes of cake layers.

Elcee Posted 18 Jul 2011 , 11:20pm
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Well, I'm certainly not ready to replace all my pans at this point (I wish!) but I will continue to keep an eagle eye out for great bargains on them. I actually traded a 14 x 3 round ML that I won as a competition prize because at the time it just felt like too much cake pan for me. I also recently passed on 2 6 x 2 ML rounds at a thrift store because "I already have two 'good' pans that size" icon_rolleyes.gif. No more of THAT attitude! In the meantime, I will be perfectly content with my Wilton icon_smile.gif. I will...I will...

augurey Posted 19 Jul 2011 , 12:05am
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This post got me curious...

Now just to clarify, are these also called Parish Magic Line or is this a totally different brand? I was just doing a quick search on Amazon and everything is coming up as Parish Magic Line Aluminum. I think I may have to invest in some of these and want to make sure I get the right thing.

kellikrause Posted 20 Jul 2011 , 6:12pm
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Someone gave me a magic line pan and I baked 3 layers, 2 in wilton and one in magic line. I LOVE the magic line pan. it baked so much better. I'm a believer, too bad I can't afford any more!!

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