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Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pie pans are baking pans with shallow cavities that allow you to make perfectly sized rounds of cookie dough or cake batter for making whoopie pies or other sandwich cookies. When I first heard about this type of pan, I wasn’t sure that I needed one. After using one, however, I found that it made the whoopie pie process incredibly quick and easy, streamlining ... Read More »

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

Wilton Wine Bottle Cake Pan

A bottle of wine is a good host or hostess gift to bring to a party, but I have a feeling that a wine cake baked in this unusual Wine Bottle Cake Pan from Wilton will be an even bigger hit! The 15-inch long pan bakes a bottle-shaped cake that will be an attention grabber anywhere you go. The cake pan holds the equivalent of ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

Williams-Sonoma Beehive Cupcake Pan

I’ve seen a couple of cute bee-themed bakeware pieces this year, but this Beehive Cupcake Pan from Williams Sonoma is one of my favorites. The pan bakes two different styles of cupcake: a plain (traditional) cupcake and a beehive-shaped cupcake. After baking, the two shapes are stacked together – perhaps sandwiched with a little bit of frosting or jam – to make a three-dimensional beehive ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Chick Cake Pan

Marshmallow peeps are a treat that I always look forward to when Easter comes around. While the chick-shaped marshmallows are available nearly year-round these days, I still associate them with the spring and that is when I enjoy them the most. In addition to marshmallow chicks, you can make other chick-shaped goodies that will bring the spirit of spring into your kitchen. The Nordic Ware ... Read More »

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

Presto FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker, reviewed

In a recent issue, Cook’s Illustrated’s test kitchen conducted a thorough review of several Belgian waffle irons. Belgian waffle irons produce waffles with large, deep pockets to catch syrup (and other toppings) and should help ensure you get a waffle that is perfectly crisp on the outside with a fluffy, moist interior. I read the reviews with interest, as my previous waffle iron yielded inconsistent ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps

If you have a soft spot for honey and liked the look of the Beehive Cakelet Pan I discovered the other week, you’ll love this set of Nordic Ware Bee Cookie Stamps. Sold in a set of three, these adorable stamps come with different bee-related designs: a bee, honeycomb and a flower. stamps are made by Nordic Ware and are made of heavy duty aluminum, ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Planning A New Layout with IKEA

In my last update on my kitchen renovation, I documented the demolition of the out-of-date and seriously dirty kitchen in my new place. Pulling out those old cabinets made it look better than I had seen it – but a kitchen without cabinets, appliances and countertops isn’t that much use in the long run and I wanted to get the new stuff in there! Why ... Read More »

Wilton Conversation Hearts Silicone Mold

Wilton Conversation Heart Silicone Mold

Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day tradition and a sweet way to send someone you love a little message. I’ve always had a soft spot for these little candy hearts and use them for everything from Valentine’s Day garnishes to an ingredient in a very unusual Valentine’s Day rum. If you’re also a fan of this classic holiday candy, the Conversation Heart Silicone Mold from Wilton ... Read More »

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