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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 that 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 »

Chicago Metallic Pastry Tri-Cutter

Chicago Metallic Tri Cutter

A chefs knife is a handy tool for cutting pastry, pasta and other things in the kitchen, giving you neat, straight lines every time. But there are times when something other than a perfectly straight line might give your ravioli a prettier finished look or might add some character to your cut out gingerbread cookies, and those are times when having a cutter with a ... Read More »

Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker, reviewed

Zoku single pop maker

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is a neat gadget that allows you to make popsicles in minutes, rather than hours. It works because it has a super cold canister that you freeze in advance – much like the canister for certain types of ice cream makers. The slot for the popsicle is at the center of the canister and is designed to create a pop ... Read More »

Fat Daddio’s Sno-Cake Pan

Sno-Cake Pan

The standard pans that most of us have at home include sheet pans, round and square cake pans, rectangular baking dishes and muffin pans. These pans work for the majority of recipes, though specialty pans can come in handy when you really need to capture a specific shape in your baked goods. Fat Daddio’s Sno-Cake Pan has an unusual shape that can give you a ... Read More »

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