Sorry for the puns, but I've been giddy ever since I sold my Mickey and Minnie Wilton cake pans the other day. Here's my photo:
Last week I responded to a post on Craigslist; a woman was selling a bunch of Wilton cake pans for $3 each. I reviewed her list and picked out 8 pans that I wanted, including Mickey and Minnie. So last Thursday I drove 45 minutes and spent $25 for 8 big pans, a few mini pans, and a bunch of other stuff that she threw in. I photographed and listed Mickey and Minnie as a pair on Sunday, and on Tuesday morning they sold for $139.99! Well worth the drive even in the pouring rain!
I also scored The Little Mermaid, which is very hard to find. I have her listed here for $69.99. I also got a 3D Winnie the Pooh, which I have listed for $64.99:
Some of the pans that I bought only sell for $25, but they are easy to ship; they usually fit into a Priority Mail "shirt" box (1095). Still a nice price for something that only cost $3.
You can often find Wilton cake pans at yard sales for $1 or $2. I'm always searching Craigslist for them too, and it's usually the 2nd thing that I look for at a thrift store (toys being first). Here are some of the top sellers to watch out for:
- Minnie Mouse
- Mickey Mouse
- Star Wars (their are several different SW pans)
- Mystical Dragon
- Super Mario
- Crawling Baby
- Playboy Bunny
- Large number pans (full set)