The name “Wilton” to a cake decorator, is as common as the name “NASA” is to an astronaut. Being the leading manufacturer of cake pans, decorating tools, icing colors, fondants, and much more, Wilton’s products are in every cake decorator’s home or business. But how do their products actually hold up? Is it worth the investment to purchase Wilton’s products over other companies? Well, since every product that Wilton makes deserves it’s own review, let me just focus on one category, cake pans…specifically, anodized aluminum pans. Read on to see how these Wilton cake pans “stack up” in my review.
Wilton Cake Pans Review
Wilton’s anodized aluminum pans boast even heating, throughout, and a smooth surface for easy greasing and cleaning. These pans are lightweight and have straight sides (though, not all do) for easier stacking and decorating. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 4 inches to 14 inches in diameter/width, and 2 to 3 inches deep.
Cost: $10+ (Depends on shape, size, and type of pan or set.)
Pros: Pans are lightweight, easy to clean, come in a variety of shapes and sizes, sturdy, bake well.
Cons: Scratches easily, can build a film, or discolor, that doesn’t come off due to use, hand-washing is preferred over a dishwasher, easily dented.
My Opinion: I have been using Wilton cake pans almost since the start of my cake baking journey. They are durable and easy to use. I have never had an issue with cakes sticking, but then again, I do coat the pans to make sure they don’t stick. I feel that these pans bake cakes better than a non-stick because the non-stick almost over-bakes the cake, especially around the edges, and I don’t have that problem with the Wilton cake pans. I do hate the fact that I have to hand-wash them…well, it’s preferred, and since I don’t want to take the chance of ruining my pans, I hand-wash them anyway. I have one 9×13 pan that I do put in the dishwasher and it is really dingy and not as smooth feeling as the rest of my pans. It does still work nicely, though.
*I gave this product 4 cupcakes because these pans do scratch and dent easily. This isn’t really a deterrent for me but it might be for some. They are still great pans and they are well-used in my house.
Wilton cake pans have great durability and variety for those who are professional cake decorators and for those who just enjoy to do it at home. What is your opinion of Wilton cake pans? Do you have a favorite pan that you love to use, Wilton or not? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
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