Once again I need your wonderful equipment shopping advice!
I'm typically a cookie and cupcake baker only since cakes are too big for a college student living on her own. However,now I've decided to attempt cakes to bring in to work. i have a silicone bundt mold I bought ages ago but most recipes seem to call for square cake pans.
Question is which sized pans would you consider as essential? So far the recipes i've seen call for 9x13x2 or 8 inch square pans. Now in the long run which sizes and shapes (round vs square) do you use most often for casual baking, not business oriented. I need to equip my tiny apartment kitchen with affordable BUT good quality cake pans as I already know from experience how easily a cheap muffin pan rusts!