Will A 12 X 15 Be Useful?

Baking By katie11 Updated 16 May 2015 , 11:28am by katie11

katie11 Posted 14 May 2015 , 5:30pm
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I am a casual baker (family and friends only).  My son wants a barnyard scene for his birthday this weekend, so I went on a hunt for a nice 11 x15.  The specialty store (Baker's Kitchen in Richmond) was out of Magic Line and Daddio's 11 x 15 pans, but they had a Magic Line 12 x 15, so I bought it.  Was that a mistake?  Should I have just bought the cheap Wilton 11 x 15 with rounded edges.  

I'm having buyer's remorse.


9 replies
cakedout Posted 14 May 2015 , 5:35pm
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Absolutely you should have bought that pan!  Square edges are ALWAYS preferred -and more professional looking-over those Wilton rounded edges!  (at least in my book!  LOL)

dkltll Posted 14 May 2015 , 5:37pm
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Personally I can never have enough pans. I am also  casual baker but it seems that when I have a brilliant idea for a cake I can't find the right pan.I'm sure it will come in handy at a later time. 

KathysCC Posted 14 May 2015 , 6:33pm
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Definitely no buyers remorse.   I wish all my pans were magic line!   You will definitely use it over and over for sheet cakes and have nice square edges.   I use mine for sheet cakes that I carve into animals and such.

katie11 Posted 14 May 2015 , 8:28pm
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Thanks!  I feel better.  I was worried because when I looked at the Wilton chart for baking times and batter amounts, it doesn't list any info for 12 x 15, just 11 x 15.  

SquirrellyCakes Posted 14 May 2015 , 8:38pm
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To get an approximation of batter required measure out the water it takes to fill the pan to the top, then multiply by 2/3.  Should be fairly close although all recipes' batters don't produce the same cake height.  Still, it will give you a good idea of amount required.

CWR41 Posted 15 May 2015 , 9:11pm
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12x18 is a standard 1/2 sheet pan, it's been included on the Wilton list forever...


katie11 Posted 15 May 2015 , 9:25pm
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True ... but my pan is a 12 x 15", not 12 x 18".


CWR41 Posted 16 May 2015 , 5:59am
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Quote by @katie11 on 8 hours ago

True ... but my pan is a 12 x 15", not 12 x 18".


Ops, brain fart.

katie11 Posted 16 May 2015 , 11:28am
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No problem!  I'm in  a perpetual state of brain farting these days!

I used 12 cups of batter, and my cake is beautiful (of course after I "decorate" it might not be so pretty, but the unfinished cake is quite lovely).  It was in the oven at 325 for about 60 minutes, but I started checking it at 40 minutes.



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