In fact, the mere name ‘cake pan’ is good enough to bring water in mouth! I am also sure that you too would be tempted by ‘cakes’.
One can’t simply resist it. However if it is made in our own house then it is all the more yummy.
There is nothing better in this world then making such delicious recipes by ourselves.
So, if you or any of your family has a sweet tooth or if you are wishing to gift any one of your chef friends a cake pan then this post will be useful for you.
Just read on to know the different things you need to keep in your mind when you go to buy cake pans online.
Indeed there are lots to choose from and at times it becomes difficult to know as to which one is the best. So, this post will let you know about some of the best selling cake pans online, hopefully you will be able to make an informed decision.
Know the Material Used in Cake Pans:
There are as many as four types of materials in which you will find these cake pans: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Silicone and Paper. Aluminum cake pans helps in baking evenly but they need to be hand washed only (mostly).
The stainless steel cake pans are durable as well as dishwasher safe but your cake may not bake evenly. So it is suggested to go for a combination of aluminum and steel. Silicone is said to be one of the best materials and the pan too is microwave and freezer safe but if you don’t take it out at the right time it is likely to develop cracks.
These are able to tolerate heat upto 500 degrees. They have a non stick surface which ensures that the cake comes out without any damage. Paper cans are somewhat new types and these are oven safe paper pans. However you cannot use them again and again.
Different Styles and Sizes Available of Cake Pans
Basically all the standard cake pans are available in square, rectangular and round shape. The rectangular ones are the most common types used today. These are available in aluminum, tin and glass material. However they may make your cake look uneven since the center of the cake sometimes raises high than the sides.
Square Shaped Cake Pans: too are popular and are considered ideal for brownies. The common size is 9 inches by 9 inches.
Round Pans: are used for making layer cakes. They have a non stick coating applied on them.
Apart from these some other type of pans include- bundt cake pans, angel food cake pans, springform cake pan, muffin pans to name a few.
If you are looking for making holiday dishes may be Halloween pumpkins, Easter eggs or Thanksgiving Turkeys, Christmas trees then there is yet another type of cake pan available by the name of Novelty Cake Pans.
Temperature of Cake Pans Matters Too!
Basically you will find cake pans oven safe upto 450 degrees but there are a few which might withstand heat upto 500- 550 degrees.
These are some of the important aspects to consider before buying one for yourself. At times people buy a loaf pan and a muffin pan which together are able to fulfill all the requirements too. However if you are an experienced baker then definitely sky is the limit for you.