My mother recently sent me two of these 8" William Sonoma cake pans and I am in love! I have always been partial to the 8" cake pans over the larger 9" because it makes for a cuter taller cake rather than a thin short cake. It is an easy trick to add drama to your home-baked cakes without adding any more difficulty.
These pans are great for even baking and are completely nonstick. They are made with a Goldtouch™ coating which is exclusive to William Sonoma, it really does make for a heavenly clean up and a heavenly piece of cake.