As with most people, I am always looking for ways to make life easier. Â So…imagine my delight when I walked into a the vendor room at a conference in Florida to see cake pans in some of the more trickier shapes. Â I immediately knew that I had to have them so I bought a full set of wonky cake pans and pillow cake pans.
Of course, buying something and using it are two totally different things. Â My pans sat on the shelf for almost a year before I finally had the chance to use them….and I have no idea why I waited so long. Â Finally having the opportunity to make a wonky cake for a 21st birthday, I cracked the seal on the pans and it was a total success. Â These pans, while needing a bit of thought to use, are perfect. Â They created a smooth, sloped surface with sharp edges. Â I baked off each size that I needed, and then added a round cake of the same size to give each tier the required depth.
The only thing that I would have done differently next time would be to carve in the bottom of each tier just a bit, would give a bit more of a “Planet Cake” feel and a more defined division between tiers. Â Can’t wait for order #2.