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Fat Daddios vs Magic Line????

post #1 of 18
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Hello all,

I recently purchased a couple fat daddios and I didn't like how dark my cake was in comparison to the Magic Line pans. Has anyone else had this happen. I needed to make 2 8 in rounds quick and I couldn't find another Magic Line at the cake store so I got the FD pan. Didn't like it at all. Second round, I took that pan out a bit earlier and they were closer in color. I just thought I'd ask you all. Not a huge deal, maybe I'm being a stinker! icon_redface.gif

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post #2 of 18
Of course you will get mixed responses on this.....but here's my experience....

I bought a few FD pans recently. I find my cakes do not bake as high or as level in them as they do in my same size ML pans, and the sides and bottom are more darkly browned.

So now I am going to reorder the same pans in ML instead.

Just my two cents....
post #3 of 18
Love, love, love my Magic Line pans over FD anyday.
post #4 of 18
I have the magic line square pans and they are amazing! The corners come out perfect! I will stick with magic line!
post #5 of 18
I love my magic line pans!! Especially the square ones with the straight corners.
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post #6 of 18
I use fd for the round. I have not had any problems with them. But ml for the square. They come out soooo good.....the edges come out super straight
post #7 of 18
I love my ML too. Haven't tried FD but from reading in the forums in the past I think I've read that the recommended temperature for baking with FD pans in 325 degrees. Was that the temp of your oven (I always keep a oven thermometer in there as I don't trust the dial by itself)?
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post #8 of 18
I have never used Magic Line but love my Fat Daddios. They are heavy duty, good quality pans. I have 12x18x3, 11x15x2, 8x12x2 and 5x5x3. I bake at 325 and they all bake up nicely with no dark edges.
post #9 of 18
I posted last week about how dark my cakes were in FD. i mean REALLY dark; I had to trim off all the edges and the bottom b/c it looked so bad. And I baked at 325 like directed.

What was even more frustrating was that I didn't even order FD - I needed an 11x15x2 and ML doesn't make that size, but Pfeil& Holing had their brand in that size on their website. Well, apparently they were out of stock & substituted without asking!! icon_sad.gif They did tell me I could pay to ship it back and get a refund! gee, thanks.

I will never, ever buy another FD pan. ML are always a perfect color and lovely, straight corners! icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 18
I haven't had problems with the sides being dark but with the sides sticking to the pans and breaking away from the cake. I only have round FD pans. All of my other pans release just fine. Anyone else have this problem?
post #11 of 18
For people that have only tried FD, I am sure they are finding them to be just fine. They are definitely better quality and more heavy duty than Wilton.
If you have used ML and can compare, there is definitely a difference. My cake store started switching FD for ML due to cost, and now I have mix-matched sets. I have one 9" round in ML and one in FD and the ML cooks lighter and more evenly. The FD shrinks a bit too. I believe ML is slightly heavier and thicker than FD, which is difference.

If you have a choice, Magic Line...hands down, end of discussion.
post #12 of 18
ditto Sugarmomma. If all your experience is with Wilton pans, then you'll like FD. However, if you have ML pans, you probably will not like FD.

I have ONE FD pan and I will never buy another. Cakes do not rise as high (I suspect the super slick coating) and the FD squares have rounded corners. FD really need to be baked at about 300. Having one pan that requires special handling/specific baking temp is worse than useless. When I bake, I load up the oven.

The FDs do clean easily though.
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post #13 of 18
There's a pic showing a comparison of cakes baked in a square FD and a square ML:

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=584463&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=0
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post #14 of 18
I hope this doesn't sound too stupid, but is Magic line pans the same thing as Parrish magic line?

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post #15 of 18
I love my magic line pans. I just bought some square ones and rectangular pans. The corners are so straight and square. I think the cakes bake very nice and even in them. I will be buying more magic line pans in the future. I do a lot of baking and grew up doing lots of baking. There is a huge difference in your baked goods when you use a high quality pan versus a low quality pan.
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