Creation of a Cake Pan

February 18th, 2011 by Nancy Siler

Have you ever wondered how a shaped pan gets to the store shelf? Every year Wilton comes out with new shaped pans which can be easily decorated for kids’ birthdays or other fun occasions. Find out more about these fun products.

Creation of a Cake PanLook for new shaped pans and other great Wilton products in the Annual Wilton Yearbook of Cake Decorating or on our website.

Nancy Siler Nancy Siler, vice president of consumer affairs, is a registered and licensed dietitian plus a certified home economist. She has been baking and decorating desserts longer than she wants to admit…..much before she started working at Wilton 11 years ago. Nancy also shares her expertise in the Wilton sponsored Public Television Show Bake Decorate Celebrate!

12 Replies

  1. Debra says:

    Will you be making a TRON cake pan soon? My son’s birthday is in July and he’d like that for the theme. Every year I try and make his cakes with the awesome pans you provide. I’ve been fortunate to be able to find the pans for 7 out of 10 birthdays. Please help. Thank you :o )

    • Nancy Siler says:

      We don’t plan on offering a TRON cake plan. Check out our Novelty Shaped Pans to see if you could use one of them like the car. You could also use a frozen buttercream transfer on top of a sheet cake if you had a pattern selected. Thanks for asking.

  2. Nicky H says:

    That’s very interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Cakewhiz says:

    That was one of the most fascinating videos i have seen in a while. Thanks for sharing all the details :)

  4. Genesis says:

    I like these molds, but I have a few problems. 1. What is the best way to get the sticky glue off of the pans so you don’t mess up the pan and no glue or anything else not food safe gets into he cake? 2. Is there a good way to get and outline of the design once you have dirty iced it? Once I get that first coat it’s hard to see the origional design marks and since the picture on the mod is backwards it’s hard to follow.

    • Nancy Siler says:

      Rubbing with your finger works best for me. There are some commercial products out there that others like but I don’t find them all that effective. I crumb coat (dirty ice) very lightly so I’m able to still see the indentations of the pan on my cake. You could outline the areas with a toothpick. Happy Baking and Decorating!

  5. Titi A says:

    Hello, it still baffles most people I speak with why the T-Shirt cake pan is no longer available. The demand is so high and hiring it is almost impossible as it is never in store long enough to hire. The few out there are being sold at exhorbitant prices. Baking supply shops have lots of complaints from customers who want to buy it.
    Why won’t Wilton make them anymore?
    Thanks.

    • Nancy Siler says:

      We will certainly consider your comments and consider bringing it back. I too have enjoyed using the Tshirt pan through the years especially for my children’s sporting and school events. Thanks for your input!

      • Cici's Creative Cakes says:

        I too am very interested in the T shirt cake pan. I would love it if Wilton brought it back. Thank you for your time.

  6. [...] how these shaped cake pans are developed? At the Wilton Piece of Cake Blog, they put together a great little video that shows how these pans are designed from start to [...]

  7. Brenda says:

    I would like to know if you are ever thinking about making a bar and shield of the Motorcycle symbol. I would love to have a cake pan that looks like that. I have a lot of friends that ride motorcycles and the pan would be great for benefits that they do for a bake sale. Could you please think about this. Or if you know someone that has it already, please let me know.

    Thanks
    Brenda

  8. alice says:

    Want to find out if you have sewing machine baking pan , if no ! Do you have intention of producing it?

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