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Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

Sweet Spirits Dia de Los Muertos Cookie Cutters

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to remember and celebrate the lives of lost loved ones. The holiday and other similar traditions are celebrated in other cultures around the world, but the tradition in Mexico is said to go back centuries. It is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd with colorful decorations and festivals. One of ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Great Pumpkin Pan

Nordic Ware Great Pumpkin Pan

Charlie Brown’s friend Linus strongly believed that the Great Pumpkin would emerge on Halloween night, not unlike Santa Claus at Christmas. None of his friends really shared in his conviction (for good reason, since no Great Pumpkin appeared to him), but if you find that you get as into the Halloween spirit as Linus, you can easily make a great pumpkin appear in your kitchen ... Read More »

Halloween Skeleton Cookie Cutters

Halloween Skeleton Cookie Cutters

Skulls and bones can be great designs for Halloween cookies. I’ve made them many times over the years, carefully piping the details of little bones onto cookie cutouts with a tiny-tipped piping bag. The results are great, but the process is time consuming and it is helpful if you’re watching a Halloween movie to pass the time as you work. Most skeleton cookie cutters just ... Read More »

Wilton Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan

Wilton Mini Skull Pan

Big cakes can make a big impact on the dessert table, and Nordic Ware’s large Skull Cake Pan is certain to grab your attention, but smaller cakes can be easier to bake, serve and eat and you can get just as much creepiness on your Halloween dessert table with Wilton’s Dimensions 3D Mini Skull Pan. The nonstick pan has eight cavities, four each for the ... Read More »

Wilton Twist Quick Coupler

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When I am working with tips, doing a little cake decorating, I either try to work with the most versatile tip that I have or I set up a few different pastry bags with a different types of tips, so I can easily use different tips. Changing the tips on a pastry bag can be a hassle because it is a messy job – especially ... Read More »

Cook’s Country tests Round Cake Pans

Cake Pans

Round cake pans are a staple for every baker’s kitchen. I use them for simple cakes and layer cakes, and use mine to bake a variety of round breads and other dishes, too. Not all cake pans are created equal. Some brown more than others, some have sloped sides that make for irregular cakes that are difficult to stack, and some seem to produce cakes ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Skull Cake Pan

NordicWare Skull Pan

Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns are everywhere as Halloween approaches and people get in the mood to make and eat some creepy treats. Nordic Ware released a Skull Cake Pan┬áthat is a great way to blend your desserts with Halloween decorations by turning a cake into a spooky centerpiece. The cake pan is made of heavy duty cast aluminum and has a nonstick interior, so your cake ... Read More »

Stained Glass Bundt Pan

Stained Glass Bundt

If you have ever taken a trip to Europe, or even watched a European travel show on TV, you’re sure to have noticed that there are many cathedrals packed with fantastic architectural details and elaborate stained glass windows. This Stained Glass Bundt Pan was inspired by some of those details, and it almost looks like a cathedral dome (although one of the largest stained glass ... Read More »

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