The New Bakers Dozen
Buying Pastry Equipment in the U.S.

The The Bakers Dozen: Buying Pastry Equipment in the U.S.
By W.DeBord on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 07:44 am: Edit

I needed a 20" cake pan but I couldn't find one in a hurry thru the catalogs I have. I wish I had more references for equipment. Would any of you share some of your sources, PLEASE?

I've often phoned sources I've seen listed in the back of books, but it's very rare that they come thru and mail the catalog I've requested. It's also hard to sort thru which ones are worth paying to get a copy of their catalog. Buying them can add up to alot of money when you discover they don't really have many pastry items.

If it's possible could you mention a telephone # or address with the name, also what you buy from them?

Help is greatly appreciated!!!

By d. on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 03:02 pm: Edit

I get our cake pans from a company named Coast Novelty out here in CA. They carry 20" cake pans(possibly up to 22" or 24", though I'm not sure), all kinds of cake-related tools and decorations. I'm not at work at the moment but will look up their phone number for you. They're located in Venice,CA.

By Daniel on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 03:12 pm: Edit

You might take a look at American Metal craft Inc.
They offer a free catalog but you need to ask for the pastry and baking supplies one, they handle A PIZZA SUPPLY CATALOG AS THEIR OTHER ONE.

web address
phone 1-800-333-9133
2074 George St, Melrose Park, IL.

I think they used to be Chicago Metalic.
Sorry this is the only cat. I could lay my hands on at home.


By d. on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 03:14 pm: Edit

W., here's there phone number 1-800-877-2627. I looked up their web site at, but was unable to get through. I forgot to mention, I also get sugarpaste flowers,pearl strands, columns, etc.(mostly wedding cake stuff) from them.

By jeee2 on Wednesday, September 29, 1999 - 07:37 pm: Edit

In a hurry I make sheets of genoise and cut half circles from each sheet. 2 qts of egg, 2 lbs of sugar and 2 lbs flour will give you enough for a 20 inch cake and then some.

I bought a wedding cake pan set yrs ago from the local bakery supply, don't you have anything local?

Cheers, Gerard

By Charles on Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 12:37 am: Edit

Catalog Sales Division
20"x3" Aluminum Cake Pan...#611-55-503..$25.45
They list this pan as Heavy Duty..

Before they sell to you they will ask for a tax id # since they only sell wholesale.


Charles Rivers

By W.DeBord on Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 09:13 am: Edit

Gerard I'm sure there must be someone local but I don't know of them. I didn't want to piece it together if I could avoid it. Everyone at the club tried everyone they knew and the biggest anyone else had was 18" which I already had. I solved the problem by finding a 20" pot the guys use, the bottom isn't so flat but I can work with it.

Daniel I have bought pans retail made from Chicago Metalic. I tried to buy from them years ago and they shut me down. Maybe they've changed but I recall them telling me I'd have to be selling them retail in volume to buy dirrectly from them. Have you been able to buy dirrectly, not in volume?

Charles are you telling me about Chicago Metalic or a different company?

By W.DeBord on Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 09:14 am: Edit

Ideally, I'd like to find a couple of places that carry speciality items. Equipment and edibles that would save me time or add that extra flare like what d. mentioned.

The catalogs I have are J.B. Prince, Sweet Celebrations, Wilton, King Arthur Flour, Penzeys Spices and Tomric Plastics. I have Albert Uster and buy chocolate from Mid-West Imports. That is my full list of sources and I feel like I'm missing alot!!!

Any other places would be a great help???

By Daniel on Thursday, September 30, 1999 - 03:09 pm: Edit

W, American Metalcraft is a seperate co. different from Chicago Metalic, my mistake. Am. Metal craft is a per item catalog. So I hope this was of some help, good luck. The new catalog is now all in one, pizza supplies are not seperate, so you just ask for res.and bar supplies.


By W.DeBord on Friday, October 01, 1999 - 08:47 am: Edit

O.K. I'm with you. Thanks for the lead! Do you have any others?????

By Daniel on Friday, October 01, 1999 - 09:21 pm: Edit

W, two on line sources you might want to take a look at are
once into that site check out equip. one intresting company is boxer northwest company


By W.DeBord on Monday, October 04, 1999 - 11:33 am: Edit

Daniel I did look around there. I guess I'm a visual person because I not able to spend money on items I can't see. It is an interesting site but it leaves me in the same position of not knowing who's catalog is worth the money.

Pastry World: New York Resources for pastry chefs and foodservice professionals had some interesting sources if anyone else is interested.

d. I tried it didn't lead anywhere would you resubmit them? I must have made a mistake. I'll call them but I was hoping to see there site first. Thanks!

By W.DeBord on Monday, October 04, 1999 - 11:40 am: Edit

P.S. Daniel I don't understand how to use the site you posted for when I clicked on it a pop up box came up titled new message. What do I do?? How do I get to that site through New Message?

By Daniel on Monday, October 04, 1999 - 02:11 pm: Edit

Sorry W, tthat was the e-mail address the web site is
I loaded the address into my machine and it got me there so the site is still current. The cat. they offer is free.
Good luck,

By W.DeBord on Tuesday, October 05, 1999 - 09:31 am: Edit


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