Originally Posted by Annabakescakes
I just went out to the bakery and checked mine. On the top, on the little support doo-hickey that rests on the cookie sheet while it bakes, it says WILTON CHINA 502-518. Mine looks just about nothing like the one you have. There is nothing to that right arm, on yours! And the legs are stubs! I think the picture on the box, that shows it using the opposite arm, is just the picture flipped, for artistic value, and balance, as mine is using the opposite arm as well.
And as far as counterfeiting goes, what do companies expect? If they want their stuff to NOT be copied, they need to have it made in the country they live in, and support jobs. The Chinese counterfeiters are using the same equipment and materials that they're being paid to use to produce the originals, just with a bit less quality, and slightly different manner. It is no different that if I worked for Burger King, and didn't ring up the orders and pocketed the money myself, then made my Whopper with a smaller burger and different dressing, with no pickle, lol! It is basically the same, but the inventor makes no money and it is somewhat "lacking" in quality, but generally still works, even if it slowly poisons you...
Thanks for checking for me.
mine actually has stamped on the support c Wilton visit www.Wilton.com for replacement label (which makes no sense)
Just noticed the copyright Wilton bit its soooooo feint.
I agree re the picture flipping and you are right it has stuby legs and poorly defined arms. It also has a cylinder like it between the bears legs, level with the bottom of his legs below his tummy which means to fill his legs this bit will fill with cake. To carve this away would lose support from the bottom of the cake. If left in place what would it look like?!
Re counterfeiting I agree what do these companies expect if they move their manufacturing overseas-they should be supporting the local economy and jobs. I have another Wilton pan ( how sad is it that i only have one LOL, but i am a hobby baker) which is made in China( tasty fill heart pan) but its better quality so i assume its one of the real ones made under licence rather than a counterfeit one.
I also have some invicta pans made here in the UK 30 miles from where i live and they are fab and will last 4 ever.
I dont have many tins, but i do try to buy the best quality i can afford. I thought by buying wilton I was doing this obviously not
oooh parcel just delivered with a picture of an airbrush on the side OH must have bought it for my birthday as well as a surprise. Seems to be industrial strength it weighs a ton LOL