Wilton Character Cake Pan Instructions

Updated April 17, 2017

Impress your family and friends by bringing a character cake to the next gathering or event. Wilton character cake pans offer everything from 3-D designs to well-known cartoon characters. An Ernie and Bert mould will thrill the child who loves Sesame Street. Impress an older child or an adult who loves superheroes with a Batman Beyond cake. On Halloween, scare your party guests with a 3-D skull cake. All Wilton cake pans follow the same preparation method.

Preheat the oven to the temperature indicated in your chosen cake recipe. Most recipes call for 177 degrees Celsius but it can vary depending on the shape of your pan. Check the baking instructions included with your cake pan for the correct temperature.

Apply shortening or cooking spray to the inside of the cake pan and spread it evenly with a paper towel. Make sure to evenly grease all areas of the pan and cover the inside completely.

Sprinkle enough flour inside the pan to dust the sides as you gently tap the pan. The flour sticks to the grease and keeps the batter from sticking to the pan as it cooks. Gently tap the pan upside down over the trash to remove any excess flour.

Pour the prepared cake batter into the Wilton cake pan to fill the character mould. The recipe for your cake pan indicates how much batter to make.

Bake the cake until the time shown in the recipe or until a toothpick or skewer comes out clean. Push the skewer into the deepest section of the pan for accuracy. Let the cake sit for 10 minutes after removing it from the oven.

Place the cooling rack under the pan and flip the cake onto the rack to cool completely. Remove the Wilton character cake pan slowly, and decorate the cake after it cools completely.


You can download the PDF directions for each pan from the Wilton website. Dry Wilton cake pans thoroughly before storing them.


Don't use metal utensils with Wilton cake pans.

Things You'll Need

  • Cooking spray or shortening
  • Paper towel
  • Flour
  • Cake batter (prepared)
  • Cooling rack
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