What is a Brioche Mold?

A brioche mold or pan is a multi-fluted pan with steeply sloping sides. In most cases, brioche pans are called by the number of flutes (sometimes called waves or curves) around the edge, for example a ’10-Flute Brioche Mold’ is a brioche mold pan with 10 curves or flutes around the edges. A pan with small flutes and no number indicates there are many small flutes around the edges. The flutes start small at the base but grow larger as they reach the edge since the angle for the sides are so great.