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Wilton Candy Corn Mini Cake Pan

Wilton Candy Corn Mini Cake Pan

Candy corn is one of my favorite Halloween treats, and it’s a fall staple for many whether you are a fan of them or not. Lately, I’ve been using candy corn as inspiration to make some yellow, orange and white baked goods for the holidays, such as cupcakes and cookies. This fun candy corn-inspired pan from Wilton lets you use the candies as a template ... Read More »

Skeleton in Casket 3D Pan

3D Skeleton in Coffin Pan

There are lots of options for making a creepy cake for Halloween. You can keep things simple, adding just a few spooky frosting spiders or pumpkins to the top of a plain cake. You can also make something elaborate, sculpting cake into a three dimensional monster. Wilton’s Skeleton in Casket 3-D Pan bridges the gap between these two extremes, allowing you to easily make a ... Read More »

Measuring Cups and Spoons for Owl-Lovers

Owl Spoon Set

Owls seem to be a hot design element right now, and I’ve seen everything from owl prints and accent pillows in stores to owl cookie jars. Most of the designs are cute enough to make you say “aww” and wish that you had some spare room in your kitchen to fit something in, but a big cookie jar can be difficult to find counter space ... Read More »

Wilton Autumn Mini Cake Pan

Wilton Autumn Mini Cake Pan

Fall is baking season, a time when you want to start filling your house with fresh pies and the smell of warm spices after a hot summer where you might not have wanted to turn on your oven at all. It is easy to get into the feel of fall, and that is probably why there are so many fall-inspired baking pans out there. Fortunately, ... Read More »

NordicWare Filled Pastry Press

NordicWare Filled Pastry Press

Hand pies and fruit turnovers are some of the most delicious treats that you can bake up and serve your family. They’re small, so each one can easily be a single serving, and they bake up a lot faster than full sized pies do. This very nifty looking Filled Pastry Press allows you to make these pastry treats faster and more easily than you can ... Read More »

Cheesecake Knife

Cheesecake Knife

Cheesecake is one of the trickiest foods to cut – especially if you want to get those perfectly smooth, restaurant-quality slices when you’re serving it. It is difficult to cut because the cake is so moist and it really sticks to the knife. It helps to use a very sharp knife and wipe the blade with a damp paper towel after making each cut. There ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated rates Blenders

Vitamix and Breville Blenders

I recently lost my regular blender when the motor burned out as I made a batch of iced coffee drinks on a hot weekend afternoon. I had to scrap the blended coffee drinks for the day, of course, but not having a working blender also meant that I wasn’t able to make my favorite blender waffle recipe until it was replaced. I haven’t picked out ... Read More »

Wilton Donut Hole Pan

Donut Hole Pan

You’ve seen donut pans in different shapes and sizes, and even if you don’t have one of these nifty pans in your kitchen yet, you have definitely seen them used on different food blogs to make baked donuts. The nonstick pans have ring-shaped cavities that let you bake something donut shaped without having to deep fry anything. Now, Wilton has come up with a Donut ... Read More »

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