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Nordic Ware Apple Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Apple Cake Pan

I do a lot of baking with apples all year long, but the fall is when apple season kicks into high gear. I bake all kinds of apple pies, muffins and cakes. Over the past few years, I’ve noticed that there are many pumpkin shaped pans that come out during the fall baking season, but few that are apple themed. Nordic Ware’s Apple Cake Pan ... Read More »

Fresh Picked Baking Cups

Fresh Picked Baking Cups

Strawberries and other berries come packed in cartons when you buy them at the farmers’ market. The containers are square and tend to be very distinctive, so that even when they are empty, they will make you think of fresh berries. Fred has introduced a set of Fresh Picked Baking Cups that captures the design of those classic cartons in a piece of silicone bakeware that ... Read More »

Magimix Vision Toaster, reviewed

Magimix Vision Toaster, reviewed

I love a good piece of toast in the morning. It’s simple, but versatile, so you can enjoy a slice of cinnamon sugar-topped toast or a savory Avocado Toast. I could eat toast just about every day, so my toasters get a lot of use. I say “toasters” because I have had many toasters in my life, and most of them have been pretty lousy. ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own Cake Stands

How to Make Your Own Cake Stands

Cake stands are a great way to present – and accessorize – your cake when you’re ready to serve it. It can be boring to use the same cake stands all the time, though. One way to change things up is to buy a variety of cake stands. The problem with this is that your pantry space and your kitchen budget get eaten up with ... Read More »

3D Sea Creature Cookie Molds

3D Sea Creature Cookie Molds

The biggest complaint that people have about cookie pans and cookie stamps is that they don’t get the level of detail that they want in the finished cookies. Cookie pans often simply help you get a general outline of a cookie shape and the details are subtle. Cookie stamps let you deliver detail to your cookie dough more clearly, but the shape of the cookies ... Read More »

Cake Boss Mini Cakes Cake Carrier, reviewed

Cake Boss Mini Cakes Cake Carrier

Most of my cake carriers were chosen for function over form. It’s not that I don’t want a cake carrier that looks good – or that I think there is anything visually wrong with the cake carriers in my collection – but a semi-transparent plastic carrier isn’t the most elegant way to present the baked goods that you worked so hard to make, even if ... Read More »

Cherrymat Cherry Pitter

Cherrymat Cherry Pitter

Fresh cherries are absolutely delicious, but their pits are not. It can be very time consuming and messy to pit a pile of cherries. It can be done by hand and without special tools when you only need a small quantity of cherries to do, but when you’re planning to bake a couple of pies, cobblers or even cakes, it is well-worth having a cherry ... Read More »

Samurai Ice Pop Molds

Samurai Ice Pop

During the summer, it seems like there are lots of movies on that you don’t get to see during the rest of the year. There are shark movie marathons, endless repeats of all the Rocky movies and a plethora of old samurai movies that make you want to grab a sword and start swinging. These movies may not always be cinematic masterpieces, but they are ... Read More »

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