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bundt pans

hana Oct 23, 2006 08:03 PM

if a recipe calls for a "fluted" pan (and the picture shows a bundt type cake) and you don't have one, what could you use instead? and i thank you all.

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    hana Oct 23, 2006 08:51 PM

    thanks so much, but what's the difference between that and a bundt? is it the decoration-y stuff. (i do great cookies and bars)

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    1. re: hana
      Kelli2006 Oct 23, 2006 08:53 PM

      The bottom and center tube is separate from the sides. It allows a very delicate angel food cake to be removed more easily w/o damage.

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        hana Oct 23, 2006 08:55 PM

        kind of like a springform pan. thanks for all the info and help.

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          Covert Ops Oct 24, 2006 02:23 PM

          Plus the center tube rises above the sides of the pan, so you can stand it inverted on a plate and the cake just drifts down. . .I don't think a bundt is like that. Really only makes a difference, I imagine, if you're making a very light cake like angel food. For the other cakes/breads mentioned, I would think a loaf pan would be just fine.

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      hana Oct 23, 2006 08:42 PM

      i have some loaf pans -- i think i'll try that. what is an angel food cake pan? it is a layer pan?

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      1. re: hana
        Kelli2006 Oct 23, 2006 08:49 PM

        Angel food cake pan, from cooking.com


        I hope this helps.

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        Kelli2006 Oct 23, 2006 08:40 PM

        Do you have a angel food cake pan? That would be my first choice, if available.

        Loaf pans would be the next obvious choice if the angel food pan wasn't possible.

        1. HillJ Oct 23, 2006 08:39 PM

          When I make Monkey Bread I use either pan fluted or bundt.

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            raj1 Oct 23, 2006 08:25 PM

            If you're making some sort of pound cake or breakfast quick bread (coffe cake, maybe), you could use a couple of loaf pans, 9" x 5", depending on how much batter you have. You'd want to fill them a little more than half full just to be safe.

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