Thursday, March 17, 2011

This One Takes The Cake ~ Cake Pan That Is!

Have your cake and eat it too...or at least you can afford to buy a great cake if you find some hot Wilton cake pans!

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
  • Shirt
  • Crawling Baby
  • Motorcycle
  • Playboy Bunny
  • Large number pans (full set)
One final note, even if you buy some "duds", you can always sell them in a lot. Check out completed items and you'll see that Wilton cake pans are popular!

Happy Selling,


  1. Great blog and awesome flip ! I am going to try to keep any eye out for Wilton...

  2. I love your blog! It sounds like you and I have a lot in common....feel free to check out my Ebay blog: