Tube pans with feet?
- Caviar Jul 17, 2005 10:07 PM
Why don't tube pans come with feet anymore? All of my mother's old ones have feet so angel food cakes can be cooled upside-down. None of the newer ones have these, and many of them have a tube that's too small to be fitted over a bottle. What are you supposed to do for cakes that need to be cooled inverted?
Any idea where I can find the old style? (NYC or mail order).
As I noted, a number of the new pans I looked at have tubes that are too narrow to fit over a bottle, even from major manufacturers.
My question was as much "what do they expect you to do with this pan?" as it was "where can I find another one?".
I don't understand why there's such a proliferation of tube pans that can't be inverted, since this is a basic requirement of making a sponge cake. Am I missing something?
Balance the center verrrrry carefully on top of something slender. If you can manage this, go audition for Cirque du Soleil.
I see tube pans with feet frequently in my thrift store shopping expeditions. You should be able to pick one up at a decent thrift store for under 5 bucks.