If you’re looking for a seasonal cake pan that isn’t directly attached to a particular holiday, NordicWare’s brand new Igloo Cake Pan could be perfect. The heavy duty aluminum pan has a great amount of detail worked into it that makes the finished cake really look as though it has been pieced together with blocks (albeit blocks of cake, not blocks of ice!). The pan has a nonstick interior to help the cake slide out without damaging the design, but the fact that the detailing on the pan is fairly shallow makes it easy to remove in general. There is a raised, circular base built into the outside of the pan, on top of the igloo’s dome, that keeps the otherwise round pan sable while you’re filling it with batter.
The cake pan is a Williams-Sonoma exclusive. I was fortunate enough to stop by a store over the weekend where they were demoing the cake and it looked just as nice in person as it does in the promo pictures. A dusting of powdered sugar “snow” is all you need to finish this off for any holiday party.