Would like to know if anyone has recommendations on brand names of good quality cake pans that professional bakers use? I only have access to Wilton in my neck of the woods but would like to know how to go about purchasing heavier gauge high end ones. I live in Worcester county about 50 miles west of Boston, and about 45 mins from Providence RI too. Are there any good supply places you know of. All I have is Michaels and AC Moore and of course Walmart.
Secondly, need to ramp up from a hand mixer to stand mixer. Never owned one before. I know KitchenAid have the edge on the market, but can anyone give me insight as to what to look for in terms of size of motor, bowl size, tilt head or bowl lift. I plan on making wedding cakes in the near future and am getting geared up in terms of equipment.