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Best pans to bake cakes in? Opinion question

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Hello, I am new to cake decorating and new to this website/forums. I am learning basic cake decorating but quickly learning the skills. My question for you guys is this: In your opinion, what are some brands, or types of pans you find bake the best cakes for your creations? I know this can be loaded because you can use bundt, square, round, sheet...etc. I have two 9in round pans, one that was from the grocery store and is a dark non-stick and one that I found at good will that is a light no name brand. Both work great as long as I coat the pan with a greased layer covered with flour. I am looking to make multi layer cakes and I find that after I shave off the dome on both of my nine inch pans I have two layers that when split to make four, are pretty thin. I would like to expand my collection, I have one bundt pan as well, but looking to purchase maybe a few 8in pans, or even smaller for tiered cakes, and some square. What should I look for, and are there any brands people exclusively use?

Apologies if this is a repeated question but I ran a quick search on pans in the forums and couldn't find anything that answered this.

Thank you!
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post #2 of 26
I love, love, love my Magic Line pans. Love 'em!
post #3 of 26
Magic Line definely. Since they are a tad expensive, space out your purchases as you need them. Also, do NOT toss them in the dishwasher. They get funky looking if you do. Take good care of them and they will never need replacing. ( Use parchment paper in the bottom of your pans and just use baking spray on the sides.)
post #4 of 26
Magic LIne. Yes they are expensive, but they last a lifetime. You will never regret buy the best tools for your art.

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post #5 of 26
Magic Line all the way here, too icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 26
I have Fat Daddio's 2in deep and 3in deep pans in all different sizes and shapes. I haven't had a problem with them and love how my cakes turn out. I have 1 magic line round that I bought and I think it works just the same as my fat daddio pans.

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post #7 of 26
Magic Line, Magic Line & Magic Line icon_biggrin.gif
post #8 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaudy

I find that after I shave off the dome on both of my nine inch pans I have two layers that when split to make four, are pretty thin.



Regardless of the pans, you NEED to buy the "magic cake strips" and use them every time. They prevent these humps.

The small pack does 2 x 9" rounds. The larger pack of 4 has different lengths that are good for sheet cakes and larger cakes. DO NOT wash these in the washing machine, just re-soak and re-use (they come out of the oven dry enough to store).
post #9 of 26
I LOVE my Magic Line!
post #10 of 26
I have both Magic Line & Fat Daddio. Love both!!

Be sure to purchase the anodized pans. They won't turn icky if you use the dishwasher!

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You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #11 of 26
I have never tried Magic line, but they seem to be a big favourite. I use Fat Daddio's and love them, I've never had an issue and they were reasonably priced.
post #12 of 26
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Thank you all who responded! I will try out some new pans icon_smile.gif Can't wait
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post #13 of 26
I get whatever has the right dimensions, and looks like it's going to be easy to keep clean.

And I avoid nonstick coatings unless it's a Bundt mold.

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post #14 of 26
I use magic line also I love the crisp corners on their square pans. I wanted to add I also have bought some Fat Daddio and liked those too. Whatever you pay good money for lasts the best in baking I think , you get what you pay for and you will have these pans literally forever. I don't regret buying good bakeware at all.
post #15 of 26
I wanted to comment about the baking strips someone mentioned, I used to use those but found if I baked my cakes at 340 a little longer I hardly get a hump and if I get a small one as soon as the cakes come from the oven I take a towel and press them flat. No more need to fit the liners on the outside.
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