With one iconic cake pan, a Minnesota man cemented his place in the American baking tradition and established a powerhouse that remains family-owned and the go-to brand for home bakers around the world. Nordic Ware‘s Bundt Pan: It’s simple, ring-shaped, and all-American, with sculpted curves and a perfectly golden crust—no frills or frosting required. The Bundt is elegant yet effortless. For more than five decades, it’s been a staple at potluck picnics, holiday meals, and every celebration in between. Take a look below on how the famous Bundt pan is made and check out our 2018 September/October Issue, here, to learn more of the history of Nordic Ware.
- An industrial designer digitally sketches a Bundt design. A 3D model of the classic Bundt has all the information needed to create tooling to make the pan.
2. The pan has a rough perimeter before an automated machine with a high-speed drill bit cuts the metal off.
3. The drill bit shaves off the rough metal to give it a clean, crisp edge. The leftover aluminum shavings are then recycled.
4. Bundt pans travel up a conveyor line into a vibratory deburring machine, which is basically a giant rock tumbler.