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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
12x18 is a standard 1/2 sheet pan, it's been included on the Wilton list forever...
True ... but my pan is a 12 x 15", not 12 x 18".
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.