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Stoneware Bundt Baking Dish

Stoneware Bundt Baking Dish

If you have a bundt pan in your kitchen, it is probably one made out of cast aluminum that was produced by Nordic Ware. The bundt pan was invented by H. David Dalquist, the founder of Nordic Ware, which has produced well over 50 million pans to date. The signature ring shape of a bundt pan isn’t limited to metal, however, and there are other ... Read More »

Cooks Illustrated Tests Large-Batch Ice Cream Makers

Cooks Illustrated Tests Large-Batch Ice Cream Makers

Most ice cream makers intended for use in the home are fairly compact. They are designed not only to churn up delicious ice creams, but to be convenient to store when not in use. They generally churn 1 to 1 1/2 quarts of ice cream at a time. This amount is fine, given that most ice cream recipes (including my own!) are scaled to meet ... Read More »

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Sharp Act Knife Sharpener

Kids of all ages are fascinated by magic and magicians. While the simple tricks, such as pulling a continuous row of handkerchiefs out of your sleeve, may not be all that impressive, there are some tricks that never go out of style. One of these tricks is the old “sawing a woman in half” trick, where the magician’s assistant is placed inside of a wooden ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Heritage Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Heritage Loaf Pan

Loaf pans are the workhorses of the kitchen. They turn out the same style of cake day after day, with little variation. I like the classic loaf pan look, but there are times when you want something a little fancier and reach for a larger, more stylized pan – such as a bundt pan – instead. The Nordic Ware Heritage Loaf Pan is intended to ... Read More »

Stick On Edible Eyes

Stick On Edible Eyes

There are plenty of people who don’t want to eat food that is looking back at them, but even the pickiest eaters might be inclined to make an exception if the thing looking back at them is a donut or slice of cake. With Suck UK’s Stick On Edible Eyes, you can put a funky pair of eyes on just about anything! Unlike the hard ... Read More »

Perfect Measure Measuring Spoons

Perfect Measure Measuring Spoons

Every baker has a few sets of measuring spoons in his or her kitchen, as do most cooks – even if they stay away from the oven. You use them for everything from measuring out baking soda and cinnamon for a batch of cookies to scooping out a bit of flour to thicken a gravy. I have measuring spoons in all shapes and sizes. While ... Read More »

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

KitchenAid Precise Heat Mixing Bowls

Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, whether you’re whipping up some whipped cream to garnish a cake or mixing a thick cookie dough. Most of us use out mixers for everyday baking applications, but thanks to the wide range of attachments available for them, they are actually extremely versatile tools to have around. Kitchen Aid has developed a new type of ... Read More »

Tilt-N-Turn Ultra Cake Turntable

Tilt-N-Turn Ultra Cake Turntable

A good revolving cake stand can make cake decorating a lot easier. Often called a turntable, this style of cake stand is not designed for presentation, but simply to make the decorating process go more smoothly, as you don’t have to change your position as you work on the cake. Cake decorating is still a tricky business, of course, because even when your cake stand ... Read More »

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