The Just a Slice Cake Pan caught my eye because it’s so bright and colorful, but also because it has a pretty unusual design to it. It’s a silicone cake pan that bakes individual slices of cake, rather than one round that you slice after baking. This allows you to get perfect looking pieces every time and opens the door to allow you to bake a different flavored cake in each cavity if you want to.
The pan is really a cupcake pan that just has a non-standard shape to all of its cupcakes. Batter is poured into each of the nonstick cavities and baked for about the same amount of time as a cupcake would be, before being turned out and frosted individually. The thing that really makes this pan fun is that, unlike with regular cupcakes, you can push these slices together to form one larger cake (and it really will look like a whole cake) that you can slice without ever touching a knife.
This type of pan isn’t going to replace my standard pans, but I do think that there are applications here. For instance, it might be great fun to have this pan at a kids’ party and let each guest pick their own add-ins for their slice. Chocolate chips, rainbow sprinkles, coconut, crushed oreos and fresh berries are just a few examples of foods that might mix in very well. The pan bakes about half of a standard cake mix at a time, but cools down quickly enough that you can pour in the rest of the batter not long after baking the first batch.