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I would really love some advice on what are the best cake tins to buy, where to get them from and more importantly how much should I be looking at paying?? My orders are increasing so I think it may be time to get some decent cake tins however iv had a quick browse and they seem very expensive!!..is this normal, should I be expecting to pay a lot to begin with??
post #2 of 21

I, like a lot of people, use Parrish Magic Line. Some I got from Amazon. Lots of people also like Fat Daddios.

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post #3 of 21

Magic Line, Magic Line, Magic Line. End.

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I agree. And I hate the several square tins I have from Fat Daddios with the rounded corners.

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Hmm. Regarding Magic Line: from the pictures, I can't quite make out how the corners are formed. For some reason, I was expecting folded corners (like some Chicago Metallic pans I've seen), but these look like they might be arc-welded (if so, that would explain why they fetch a premium price). I've got to get a better look at one.

 

For Bundt molds, my understanding is that Nordic Ware (the inventor of the Bundt mold, and the trademark owner of the name) is the best, but I do just fine with a Calphalon. On the other hand, I think my best 9x13 sheet pan (the heavy-gauge stamped- or hydro-formed aluminum one with the snap-on plastic lid) is a Nordic Ware. On the other hand, my 8x8 square is a cheap Wilton, but it works just fine.

 

Seems to me that folded corners would be a nightmare to keep clean, and a cross-contamination incident waiting to happen.

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post #6 of 21

I use Magic Line too.

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Hmm. Regarding Magic Line: from the pictures, I can't quite make out how the corners are formed. For some reason, I was expecting folded corners (like some Chicago Metallic pans I've seen), but these look like they might be arc-welded (if so, that would explain why they fetch a premium price). I've got to get a better look at one.

 

For Bundt molds, my understanding is that Nordic Ware (the inventor of the Bundt mold, and the trademark owner of the name) is the best, but I do just fine with a Calphalon. On the other hand, I think my best 9x13 sheet pan (the heavy-gauge stamped- or hydro-formed aluminum one with the snap-on plastic lid) is a Nordic Ware. On the other hand, my 8x8 square is a cheap Wilton, but it works just fine.

 

Seems to me that folded corners would be a nightmare to keep clean, and a cross-contamination incident waiting to happen.


I haven't seen the folded corners, but I put up to 16x16 in in the dishwasher. Edit: Oh I know what you're talking about - I have a loaf pan with folded corners. No, the magic line pans don't have them.

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Magic Line, Magic Line, Magic Line. End.

Basically this.
post #9 of 21

^ agreed.

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post #10 of 21
And don't forget Magic Line.
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post #11 of 21

Haha- I'm only a hobby baker. But I have to agree with everyone else. Magic Line. And they're really not expensive!

post #12 of 21

Ta-Da!!!  Get it?  Because if you get it, you'll get it. :wink:

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Abracadabra?
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Abracadabra?


Haha!  Is that the new line? I hear it's far superior than it's previous line Poof!

 Maybe it's just me but when I hear that word..Abracadabra..I can't help but hear Bugs Bunny singing in my head...Ladadeedadada..abracadabra...ladadeedadada...hocus pocus..

If nobody else knows to what I'm referring, I just embarrassed myself in front of the whole interwebs and I need to stop watching so much dvr'd Looney Tunes with my kids.

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@mhcl, nothing to be embarrassed about, I am quite sure more than one person "SMDH" at what I write often. Actually, I know of at least one that does. icon_wink.gif
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