I bought the Wilton Baking Cone a few months ago, and am happy with it. The trouble, though, is that it's tapered, and closed on the bottom, which makes it a PITA to grease, and to clean!
Recently, I found an idea for a DIY baking cone that suggested using a soup can instead! I was intreagued, and gave it a try. I am happy to report, that my new baking fave is my DIY baking cone!! Check out the level-ness of this cake!! AND because it's open on the bottom, you can't even tell it was there when I put it back together!! YAY! (ok - maybe you can tell a little - but because it's the same size from top to bottom, the cake goes together way better and way more easily when torted!!)
I also need to point out that I'm still WAY in love with the bake even strips too (see him wrapped around the pan in the 1st pic?)! They're a perfect match for my soup can! lol If you don't have the strips - gettem! And the next time you bake a cake (bigger then 10") pop a can in the middle of that bad boy and watch what happens!! :)