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Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

Play and Freeze Ice Cream Ball

An ice cream maker is must-have kitchen gadget for ice cream lovers who will use it year round to make many batches of homemade ice cream in flavors from fresh Strawberry to Cookies n’ Cream. An ice cream maker isn’t a staple for those who only eat ice cream occasionally, however, as it doesn’t make sense to devote a lot of pantry space to an ... Read More »

Chopula Smart Spatula

Chopula Smart Spatula

There are two main types of spatulas out there. There are the flexible, usually silicone, spatulas that are good for stirring and scraping. There are also flat spatulas made for flipping. The latter type of spatula is an underappreciated kitchen implement because it doesn’t seem to have as many uses as its more flexible counter part. What can you use your flat spatula for? Scooping ... Read More »

Split Decision Pie Pan

Split Decision Pie

There are times when a whole pie is just too much. Pie is always delicious, of course, but when there are only two people to eat that pie, it can be tough to get through a whole 9-inch pie without the crust getting soggy and it loosing some of its deliciousness. There are also times when you might not want to bake a whole pie ... Read More »

Serveitup Cake Stand

Serveitup

Cake stands give you a beautiful way to present your cakes and other baked goods when you go to serve them. They’re usually very elegant and you can find them in a huge array of designs and colors, from bold and retro to understated and modern. The problem with cake stands, however, is that they tend to be a little bit bulky and you aren’t ... Read More »

Tovolo Rocket Pop Molds, reviewed

Tovolo Rocket Pops

Tovolo makes lots of neat popsicle molds and, although I like them all, their Rocket Pop Molds have to be one of their most eye-catching designs. The popsicle molds are all shaped like rockets – just like the classic red, white and blue Rocket Pop (or the similar Bomb Pop) that you might have found at ice cream trucks as a kid. The design is ... Read More »

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 »

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