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Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan

A delicious cake makes the perfect holiday centerpiece, and when that cake just so happens to be baked in a shape that brings even more holiday spirit to the table, so much the better. This Nordic Ware Snowman Cake Pan is designed to allow you to bake an impressive three dimensional snowman cake that can stand dramatically in the middle of your dessert display. The pan ... Read More »

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Ceramic Pie Vent with Slicing Guide

Double crust pies need to be vented to ensure that the steam from the cooking filling can escape without ruining the look of the pie. There are many ways to vent a pie crust, from simply cutting a few slits in the top before putting it into the oven to placing a pie bird in the center of the dish. A pie bird, or pie ... Read More »

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Zeal Silicone Pie Weights

Pie weights are typically small, somewhat heavy objects that are used to weigh down a pie or tart crust with it is being blind baked - the process of prebaking a pie crust before adding a filling to it - to prevent the crust from pulling away from the sides of the pan and allow the crust to bake evenly. There are many different styles of pie weights, ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Bronze Fall Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Fall Cakelet Pan

Miniature desserts are always fun, especially when you are entertaining because a bite-sized treat is so much easier to handle than something that needs to be sliced and served on a plate with a fork. Mini cupcakes are always an option, but a cakelet pan can turn what would be an ordinary mini cupcake into a work of art. Nordic Ware’s Bronze Fall Cakelet Pan ... Read More »

Snack O Lanterns

Snack O Lanterns

Carving pumpkins is one of the most fun activities you can do around Halloween and I carve a lot of pumpkins every year. Some years, I get creative and carve non-traditional pumpkin designs, like my pie pumpkins, but I always have a soft spot for classic jack o’ lantern faces because they are so expressive! You can take the fun of making jack o’ lanterns ... Read More »

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

Wilton Make-a-Face Halloween Cookie Cutter Set

When it comes to decorating cookies for Halloween, you have quite a few choices. You can use cookie cutters to produce ghosts, spiders, pumpkins and other holiday icons. Cookie cutters give you the outline, then it is up to you to bring your creations to life with a little bit of creativity and a lot of frosting. Just as with carving jack o’ lanterns, the ... Read More »

Pumpkin Gutter

Pumpkin Gutter

I love carving pumpkins around Halloween. The carving itself is a lot of fun and it is very rewarding to see your work light up for the first time. The least fun part of carving pumpkins is gutting them. Pumpkins are sticky and messy on the inside, and while it is a lot of fun to play with that goop when you’re a kid (and ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Mini Skull Cakelet Pan

Nordic Ware Halloween Mini Skull Cakelet Pan

Halloween is a holiday that brings out some of the most interesting shaped pans that you’ll see all year. I attribute this, in part, to the fact that some images are so intertwined with Halloween celebrations, such as jack o’ lanterns, ghosts, witches and skulls. These images tend to pop up over and over again, getting improved on and refined until we end up with ... Read More »

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