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My aspirations of baking for Christmas won’t be fulfilled this year. But I have a very good excuse. Instead, my family and husband will be busy cooking and baking this holiday season. There are many critical aspects that go into an excellent cake. While the recipe and ingredients are important, I believe the pan it’s baked in is just as important. I’ve used the wrong pan and either over or undercooked the cake.
Wilton has just released a brand new line of bakeware called UltraGold. If there is one company who you can trust to make THE best bakeware, it’s Wilton. The company has 80 years of experience in baking and dessert decorating and offers cake decorating classes. The foundation for a beautifully decorated cake is in the pan. A quality pan provides consistent baking results, produces a cake that won’t crumble when iced, and will last for years. UltraGold bakeware possesses all of these characteristics.
The bakeware is made from premium aluminum. The rational for using aluminum is that it conducts heat well, creates an even rise to cakes, and consistency with regards to color and texture. The type of aluminum used in these pans is of such a high quality that they won’t warp or rust. And the anodized finish makes the pans scratch-resistant.
One of the features I like about the bakeware is the oversized handles. I have been known to burn my hand or drop something I’ve made because many pans don’t have a large enough handle to grip with. The other characteristic I was impressed with is the fact that the dimensions are stamped right on the pans. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to “guess” and hope that I’m using the right size pan for cakes, brownies, etc. And this is an important factor because it has to do with baking times.
With regards to using the pan, I learned that a non-stick cooking spray be used to ensure that the cake comes out clean. Metal utensils should also be avoided. However, if you should scratch the pan, know that it’s integrity and usability will in no way be impacted. The bakeware should be washed by hand, to preserve the look of the pans (but if they’re washed in the dishwasher, the pan will still be functional).
The pans come in a variety of shapes and sizes and range in price from $10-$29.99. You can purchase the pans directly from the Wilton site right now and they’ll also be available JoAnn’s and Michael’s in mid to late January.
Win It! One of you will win an UltraGold Bakeware set (9 pieces). Simply leave me a comment with another fact you learned on the site, with regards to UltraGold Bakeware. Comments will close on January 5, 2010 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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