Hi Flour Girl,
I’m sorry you’re having so much trouble finding this pan. I did a quick search for it and every place that sells it is out of stock. When I went to Nordic Ware’s site it wasn’t even listed as an item, so maybe they have discontinued it. You might consider contacting them directly to see if they still make it or if they can direct you to one of their distributors that has it in stock.
The toll-free number they have listed on their site is (877) 466-7342
Here’s a link to their contact page if you want to try calling their regular number or send them a fax or email if that’s your preferred method of contacting them: http://www.nordicware.com/contact
As far as your other question goes, I can’t help you with that. Sorry, but hopefully someone else will chime in and be of more help to you for that one. Good luck with your cake and I hope you can find this pan for future baking.