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Anyone have Fat Daddio pans VS. Magic Line

post #1 of 25
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I have the Magic Line square set of pans - 4", 7", 9", and 12" and wanted to supplement with some even sizes. I checked out the Global Sugar Arts site but they only carry Fat Daddio pans. I noticed it said the edges were slightly rounded for easier fondant application so I am wondering if anyone has these pans? Are they as good as Parrish or Magic Line?

Also, I already have a 12" square and the set I wanted also had a fat daddio 12" - will these line up because if I have two of one size, I would want to be able to use both layers on the same cake. Will they match up, do you think?

Also, are the round ones similar to Magic Line? Forgive me if I sound anal retentive but I am looking at ordering $150 worth of pans so I will cry like a baby if they don't work, lol. thx icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 25
I have a collage of pans (Wilton, Magic Line, Fat Daddios). I personally prefer the Fat Daddios. I have both square and round. Even though the square corners look rounded for some reason the cakes come out with crisp pointy edges.

As for the size I do think there may be a minor difference in the sizes between manufacturers, but it is not a noticable difference. I know I have two different 10 inch pans. So when I stack them I just go around the cake with a knife and even it up.

I am in the process of converting to all Fat Daddio's.

Maybe you could just purchase one and see how your cake bakes up for you.

Good Luck and Hope this helps.
post #3 of 25
are the Fat Daddio's pans as thick as the Magic Line?
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post #4 of 25
I think so Magic Line is 14 gauge and Fat Daddios are 16 gauge if that helps. It is really hard to tell. Fat Daddios are pretty thick though.

I heard from someone else on here awhile ago if you email them at info@fatdaddios.com they will mail you a free pan (I think you have to be a retailer interested in selling there product. But hey give it a try.
post #5 of 25
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Is anyone familiar with both and give us some reviews? I really want to place this order (or not, lol icon_sad.gif ) depending on if they are worth it or not. I am having trouble finding Magic Line so I was going to get a ton of the Fat Daddio pans...

Just leary about spending a mint and then hating them - thanks!
post #6 of 25
I have fat daddio's and magic line and I like the magic lines much better! The fat Daddio's are lighter and I don't think they bake nearly as well. The magic lines are worth trying to find. I got mine from a local cake store. They didn't carry them in stock, but they ordered them for me. If you have a local store try asking if they can order them for you. Hope this helps.
post #7 of 25
check f o n d a n t s o u r c e . c o m
They have a huge selection, and Fat Daddios are on sale
post #8 of 25
I have mainly Magic Line and I much prefer them! I was forced to buy a 9" round Fat Daddio's when my store started to switch over, and there was a slight size difference between it and my Magic Line. Also the cake pulled away from FD pan more so than the ML, creating more of a difference. It can be corrected with icing I suppose, but I still prefer Magic Line.

The store has since kept the Magic Line brand, as well as Fat Daddios.
post #9 of 25
I have both. For the round Fat Daddios work, but for the square I prefer the Magic Line b/c I like the sharp corners. I figure if I need to round the edges for fondant I can trim, but I HATE building up icing on a rounded corner. But I've never tried to match up layers from 2 different brands.
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post #10 of 25
I much prefer my Magic Line. I find them crisper and they bake nicer IMO.
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post #11 of 25
Oh Boy, I'm glad I came across this thread because I was going to start ordering Fat Daddio pans soon and also wondered about what the company says about the corners being round, Thanks you guys icon_smile.gif
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post #12 of 25
I did my first (and so far only, but hopefully not for long) square small tier cake with the fat daddio's pans, and I thought they lined up very nicely, and certainly for my first attempt with buttercream, i found I got a pretty sharp edge, even though they have "rounded" corners. I the rounded-"ness" of the corner is so slight that I really don't see them being a problem. Even if you have to "add extra icing" it's what... maybe 1/16th inch per corner? It's not rounded like a wilton or baker's secret pan where there is alot of hassle.
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post #13 of 25
I bought the Fat Daddio's square pans, and at first I did not like them at all. The corners/edges were not straight and crisp. They appeared rounded and squished, for lack of a better word. It seemed like the corners did not rise like the rest of the cake. I resorted back to my Wilton pans. However, I started testing the Fat Daddio's again, and had to manipulate the batter so that it covered the corners adequately. The cake batter doesn't want to settle in properly for some reason. Now my square cakes come out better and look much nicer than the Wilton. I may try the Magic Line to see if I get better results.
post #14 of 25
I have the Fat Daddio's 11x15 and a Magic Line 12x18.
The Magic Line is a full 2" deep but the FD is a bit less than 2" which really bugs me!!!
I will replace with Magic Line soon!
post #15 of 25
I have both Magic Line and Fat Daddio and a few other odd brands. Hands down Magic Line is the best. I will not buy another Fat Daddio pan as I consider them quite inferior. There was another thread a few weeks ago where the poster loved the Fat Daddio pans and told us than the company recommends that they be used at no hotter than 300. Well, that makes them even more useless to me. I load up my oven when I'm baking and having one or two pans that require special handling makes them worse than useless.
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