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What Are Wilton Cake Pans Worth?

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Wilton Cake pans, with inserts. The inserts increase the value dramatically.

Wilton Cake pans, with inserts. The inserts increase the value dramatically.

What Are Wilton Cake Pans?

Wilton cake pans are extremely popular, available in a wide variety in numerous outlets. I've found them at Goodwill, thrift shops, and tag sales, but it is very tough to find them in excellent condition, especially with the paper inserts. You can find a huge variety of them on eBay. If you buy them in large amounts you can save money while significantly growing your collection. Growing up in the 90s, I always wanted pans like these.

The most popular Wilton cake pans are the ones that are cartoon characters like Blues Clues, Bob the Builder, and Pikachu. More generic ones (like a racing car) are not quite as desirable, although they still will sell. It's tough to find a good cartoon one for cheap even on eBay. It's tougher to find them with the insert, although you can print out the directions on their website.

If you plan to sell Wilton cake pans, I strongly encourage you to print off the directions and put them in when you sell the pans so as to make more money. If you are planning to buy cake pans but don't want to pay top dollar on eBay, buy the ones that don't have the directions (because they will be cheaper). It can be very tough to find the brand new sealed Wilton cake pans, and they will be expensive!

I always make sure to get ones that are not very dented. Stained and dented ones are not worth as much.

I always make sure to get ones that are not very dented. Stained and dented ones are not worth as much.

Here Are Some Values

  • Mickey and Minnie Mouse: $200–$300 for the lot of 2!
  • Boba Fett: $80–$100!
  • The 0-9 Number: $80!
  • Winnie-the-Pooh: $70!
  • Mario: $70!
  • R2D2: $60!
  • Scooby: $40 or more!
  • Cinderella: $30 or more!
  • Blues Clues: $20 or more!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.


Gina on March 13, 2020:

I have a lot of the pans including old Micky, been doing cakes since '83. Taught for Wilton a year or two but did not take advantage of buying them at that time. Still bake & occasionally use the pans, intend to pass them on to Grandchildren I taught to bake & decorate. Of course I intend to use them for my Great Grandchildren first!

Margaret on January 28, 2020:

I have many wilton cake pans. Most of them I've used for wedding cakes. What would they be worth if I want to sell them?

Rheanie on June 09, 2018:

oh gee, I think I have a playboy bunny pan.... my grandma once baked an easter cake in it because she didn't know.... ha

Lace on February 28, 2018:

I have all of my grandmas cake pans w the boxes, wanting to sell but dont know how much to sell them for..

Sandy on February 14, 2018:

I have over 100 pans. I even have Alf pan.

Wendy on September 16, 2017:

They should be worth more f people don't lose the instruction and color guide. It's a real pain to try and find pics of some of these.

My cakepans on July 08, 2017:

I taught cake decorating for over 15 yrs at night school. I have over 100 pans. I am debating as to selling them in groups (Disney, baby, sports, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.) or individually. I think Ebay would be the best way for me to sell them.

Nancy on May 10, 2017:

have boxes and boxes from years back when mom did them. going to tag sale them

LisaKeating on March 30, 2014:

I've never had much luck selling Wilton pans in my vintage booth. Is condition a big issue such as surface marks? Obviously you don't want dents in them. I don't know if people buy them for display or just use them for baking.

GILAC on November 11, 2013:

I had no idea and just to think of how many I passed up at Goodwill! Baking items never appealed to me, but now I'm having second thoughts.