More Character Cake Pans – No Coincidence!

Big Bird and Ernie Sesame Street Cake Pans - You may not always be able to find retired cake pan designs on Amazon here, you can still find some wonderful other ones!

Here’s a really fun (and unlikely) post about those Sesame Street cake pans I mentioned in a recent post!

In fact, I was so excited about this I had to get back here and tell you what just happened… I think you’ll get a kick out of it!

If you recall from the post “A Character Cake Is Perfect For Kids,” I talked about how you can sometimes find “retired” designs, or simply used contour cake pans at yard sales or thrift stores.

I do tend to keep my eyes open for cake decorating supplies when I’m at yard sales and thrift stores since I always have Maddie (one of the honorary daughters) in mind, along with trying to help her increase her own cake decorating supply collection.

So, just the other day – literally days after writing that post – I happened to be at the Goodwill Thrift Store in Port Orange, FL, when I came across the two pans you see featured in this post!

Believe it or not, there was a Wilton “Ernie” cake pan- one of the Sesame Street Muppets characters (dated 1983) AND a Wilton “Big Bird” cake pan – another one of the Sesame Street Muppets characters. The “Big Bird” is dated 1989.

I got BOTH pans for a TOTAL OF $6! Yup! Six Dollars TOTAL!

Decorating Ideas and Instructions on the Back of the Wilton Cake Pans

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Now, I realize that a lot of people will say that this was pure coincidence, but I personally prefer to think that it was meant to be! I was meant to be able to PROVE to you, dear readers, that you CAN find cake decorating supplies – including some treasures like this – exactly as I described! (Oh, If only you could see the smile on my face!)

As you can see from the photos, the cake pans both have the original cover sheet with decorating directions and ideas on the reverse side.

Now, these cake pans have certainly seen some use – but they are perfectly functional, and – once cleaned up a bit – are ready to use. The Sesame Street characters are timeless – children still love them today (our own little grandson seems to really enjoy doing the “hokey pokey” with “Elmo.”)

If you are on a budget – and I know that many people are – then pop into the thrift stores, church sales, and yard sales once in a while! You just never know what you might find!

In the meantime, I’m going to be bringing these two gems back home in May where they will have a permanent residence in Maddie’s kitchen! 🙂