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post #16 of 19
Yes Carol Ann, that was what I was trying to say, haha, but rather confusedly. The same amount of batter that is required for a 2 inch pan, when placed in a 3 inch pan, actually rises more, but also rises so that it is level, so almost no levelling and it cooks better.
I think the reason why lots of people don't like the 3 inch pans and why they are mostly discontinued by Wilton, is because originally they said you could fill them 3/4 full to get a 3 inch cake. Then a lot of people had trouble getting the centres to bake and so now they say to fill about half full. I find they work best when half or less full than that.
The Decorator Preferred line is a much better quality of aluminum, a much better grade and weight but folks didn't want to pay the prices, I suspect, so they went to the cheaper quality pans and what a shame. There is such a difference in them and now I find that most of the pans just are not of as good a quality.
I would say that if folks have to choose and can only afford one set, go with the 3 inch deep Decorator Preferred, because you can bake either 2 or 3 inch high cakes in them. Otherwise having both types would be handy and honestly, having two of the sizes you use the most, even handier. Not that most of us can fit two of the larger ones in the oven at the same time, but boy, it is nice not to have to wash out the pan to bake the second layer, geesh!
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post #17 of 19
I prefer 3 inch pans because I like the extra height in my cakes that this provides - even when I don't use a filling I like the extra height - my boyfriend doesn't like extra fillings so when I make one for us I just use my 8 x 3 and that is a perfect height.
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post #18 of 19
Haha Shugga, what you really want is two layers of the 3 inch high cakes, torted with two layers of filling, yummy! Can you tell that I like my cake and filling and alas, am on a diet and am sitting here drooling at the thought of it! Likely going to short circuit my keyboard!
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post #19 of 19
HAHA - that's ok - I told Suzy I licked the screen when I saw her cake on a different post under ganache!
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