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Progressive International Collapsible 9×13 Cake Carrier

Progressive International Collapsible 9-by-13-Inch Cake Carrier

Cook’s Country rated and reviewed cake carriers a while back, and picked out the Progressive International Collapsible Cake Carrier as its top choice for being sturdy and easy to store. The only problem with the carrier, which holds up to two dozen cupcakes or a single 9-inch layer cake, is that it really only works for a certain type of cake. In fact, not too ... Read More »

Silicone Springform Ice Cream Cake Pan

Silicone Ice Cream Pan

When I make ice cream cakes at home, I layer baked and cooled cake with slightly softened ice cream in the pan that I used to bake the cakes. Assembling the cake inside of a pan with straight sides gives my cake a good shape and stability, although I typically have to line the pan with plastic wrap to help me remove it from the ... Read More »

Wilton Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Wilton Star Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pies have been taking a piece out of the cupcake market for a while now, and are found in tons of bakeries, where they were uncommon just a few years ago. The cakey discs used to make whoopie pies are often made free-form, simply by dropping batter onto a baking sheet and allowing it to spread into a roughly round disc. As the pies ... Read More »

Real Simple Rates Blenders

Blenders

Blenders are one of those appliances that you might not use everyday, but when you do use them, you use them a lot. A barbecue on a hot summer day might require several batches of daiquiris or margaritas. A cold week in the middle of winter might have you pureeing thick, hearty soups every day. Or, you might love the convenience of using a blender ... Read More »

Tovolo Twin Pop Molds

Tovolo Twin Pops

The jingle of the ice cream truck would bring me and all of my friends running when we were kids playing in the park after school. They always had something new and exciting that looked good, and some kids would go for that. I liked the new and exciting things, too, but often stuck with a few treats that were my favorites and twin pops ... Read More »

Small Talk Cake Server Set

Small Talk Cake Server Set

To serve a cake, you really only need a knife to cut the cake and a spatula to transfer the slice to the plate. Any knife and spatula will do, although you will get better slices when you use better equipment. For instance, a butter knife isn’t going to give you the neatest slice of a layer cake even though it will get the job ... Read More »

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Cakelet Pan

Snow White Cakelet Pan

Snow White is a classic children’s story and the original Disney movie is a favorite across generations. I have a feeling that the new Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Cakelet Pan from Nordic Ware is likely to become a favorite with many people, too. The pan is one of the most detailed cakelet pans that I’ve seen, with the whole body of each of ... Read More »

Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Presses

Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Presses

An ice cream sandwich is a delightful hot weather treat, and they’re even more enjoyable when you can put together your own. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to bake your cookies and churn your ice cream from scratch (although that is always a good option). Instead, it means that when you are assembling your own sandwiches you have full control over the cookie ... Read More »

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