When Alan Silverwood designed their 12in Multisize cake pan over 20 years ago, they knew they had something special on our hands. Since then, the pan has won numerous awards, including the acclaimed BBC Good Food “Star Buy” for cake pans. Now re-designed for the 21st Century, the new pan is even more versatile than the original. Adjustable to make just about any size of square or rectangular cake up to 12in (30cm) square by 4in (10cm) deep, the pan will make a full four tier wedding cake or batch bake four 6in square cakes.
The basic pan consists of a 12in square flat base, four side walls and two adjustable dividers. When not in use, the pan packs flat, and fits easily into the bottom of a drawer.
In response to numerous requests, we now offer an optional extra divider set. With these two extra dividers, there's even more choice: batch bake nine 4in cakes at
the same time, or ensure that your 8in square cake sits right in the centre of your oven to overcome the uneven temperature bands found in some older ovens.
About Alan Silverwood Bakeware
Alan Silverwood's award-winning multi mini cake pan sets are designed to bake multiple individual cakes for weddings, anniversaries and children's parties. Celebrate in style by presenting each guest with their own individually decorated cake. The multi mini round pans come sixteen on a 10 inch square tray - for making 16 x 2½in (6cm) round cakes. Don't forget, these also make perfect food rings.
All Silverwood bakeware is made at the family-owned manufacturing company in Birmingham in the UK. They pride themselves on producing the highest quality products. Unlike most bakeware in the UK, Alan Silverwood bakeware is made from costlier aluminium rather than steel. This is because aluminium is a far better heat conductor and results in more even baking. To seal the surface, the aluminium is anodised to make Silverwood's unique anodised aluminium alloy Alsil©, famous for its heat spread technology.
The bakeware improves with age. Unlike products coated with non-stick (PTFE), which deteriorate with use, frequent use of the Silverwood products will enhance their release properties. After each use, the anodised surface captures and retains a microscopic film of lubricant which builds up to form a "Patina". This is visible as a slight discoloration in the surface of the bakeware - it is entirely safe.
As a general rule, greasing with natural fats (e.g. butter, lard) is preferable to using manufactured fats (margarine, etc). Olive oil tends to stick, and is best avoided, but Ground-Nut (peanut) oil has excellent release properties and works well with most recipes.
To care for the bakeware, wash in warm soapy water with a nylon washing-up brush. Avoid using sharp utensils and knives on the surface. Do not use in a dishwasher.