The perfect desserts start with the perfect cake baking pans. Baking isn’t difficult, but it gets even easier when you have the proper tools from the start. There are probably as many different cake baking pans as there are cake recipes, so choosing the best one for your occasion can be tough. In this post, I want to show you which cake pans you must have, pans for special occasions, and where to buy them all cheap!
There are only a few cake baking pans that you have to have. These are the ones that are going to get the most use because they’re versatile and easy to care for. The most important set of cake baking pans that you need are round ones. I always recommend that each kitchen have three sizes; 9″, 11″, and 13″. Having all of these will cover most recipes. Having roughly the same size set of square pans is important as well, especially since square pans have tons of different uses. A 9″X13″ rectangular cake pan is also a must have.
It’s possible to run out and buy a cake pan for every special occasion, but it’s not necessary. Instead, you should have a star cake pan, a heart cake pan, and a few character cake pans to cover any need that might come up. You can get away with using any of those cake pans for birthdays, baby showers, or any function that calls for you to bake something. From there you can buy cake pans as you need them, but it will be much less often.
Shopping for a cake baking pan is easy. It used to be that you could find them anywhere, but now they mostly reside on the internet. The two best places to shop for shaped cake pans are Amazon and eBay. Amazon is great because you can knock out all sorts of other shopping while getting the cake pans that you need, and have it all shipped to your house at a great price. eBay is the place to get vintage and cheap cake pans. If you’re only buying one pan and want the best price around, use eBay.
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Below, you’ll see the most current listings for cake baking pans on eBay. To find the specific one that you’re looking for, use the search box at the top to find it fast.