It must be fall when a new generation of pumpkin shaped pans hits the shelves at kitchen and home stores. These pans always have a special appeal for me because there are so many pumpkin breads and pumpkin cakes out there that need absolutely no frosting to be delicious. This means that the pumpkin shapes of the pans usually have more impact than those of other pan. The golden brown of the cake gives the pumpkin cakes just about all the decoration they need.
This particular pan, the Pumpkin Patch Pan, is a departure from some designs I’ve seen in the past. The shapes aren’t quite uniform in size, so a display of the finished cakes will have a fantastic, natural pumpkin patch look – at least, natural when compared to a pumpkin patch filled with identical pumpkins. I can see this pan fitting into a kitchen for someone who does a lot of seasonal entertaining. The cakes will make a great presentation on a dessert table. And we all already know that people love to snack on individually-sized treats, instead of reaching for a slice of a full-sized cake, when they’re available.