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Nordicware Domed Cupcake Tray

Nordicware Domed Cupcake Tray

They make cake carriers in all shapes and sizes, from tiny boxes that will hold a single cupcake to rectangular trays that fit large sheet cakes to low-lidded carriers for pies. All cake carriers are designed to keep your baked goods in a secure, airtight environment so that they can be easily transported or stored while staying fresh. Most are utilitarian, and you generally need ... Read More »

Wilton Decorated Heart Mini Cake Pan

Decorated Heart 6 Cavity Nonstick Mini Cake Pan

A few roses and a few homemade treats make a good combination as a gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, and if those homemade treats are baked in a pan like this Decorated Heart Mini Cake Pan from Wilton, they’re sure to be a hit. This nonstick pan has six heart-shaped cavities, each decorated with one of three 3-dimensional designs. The distinct designs transfer ... Read More »

Chalkboard Spice Jars

Chalkboard Spice Jars

Most of us keep our spices in the jars that they come in when we buy them at the market, leading to a spice cabinet filled with generic looking (if clearly-labeled) containers. I have a small collection of vintage spice jars that look a lot more visually appealing than the typical jars that spices come in these days, and adding a little of that flair ... Read More »

Linden Sweden Baker’s 4-Tier Cooling Rack

Baker's Tiered Rack

Cooling racks are an important tool in a baker’s kitchen because they allow you to cool down baked goods quickly when the come out of the oven. Wire cooling racks with a grid pattern are my go-to style of cooling rack because they offer support for everything from big cakes to small cookies as they cool. The only problem with sheet-style cooling racks is that ... Read More »

Swiss Measuring Spoons

Swiss Measuring Spoons

A measuring spoon set is a multi-function kitchen tool, allowing you to measure all kinds of different things when you are cooking or baking. The spoons may all work the same way, but anyone who has used a set knows that the fact that multiple measurements are offered is what makes a set so handy. Once you’ve viewed your spoons as a multi-purpose tool, it’s ... Read More »

Garden Cookie Cutters

Garden Cookie Cutters

It may not be time for spring as far as the flowers in your garden are concerned (even during a mild winter), but with this set of Garden Cookie Cutters you can get spring started in the comfort of your kitchen. These cookie cutters are some of the cutest cutters I’ve seen in a long time because the plastic is shaped just like the finished ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Sweetheart Rose Cake Pan

Rose Cakelet Pan

What could be better than a bouquet of roses on a holiday like Valentine’s Day? How about a bouquet of edible roses made from cake? The Nordic Ware Sweetheart Rose Cake Pan is a nonstick, cast aluminum pan that bakes cakes into a dozen detailed roses. Each rose looks like a bloom that hasn’t quite opened yet, and while they are very detailed, but the ... Read More »

Pancake Plates

Pancake Plate

A big stack of homemade buttermilk pancakes is a wonderful way to start a weekend morning, especially when they’re topped off with a generous amount of maple syrup. You may have noticed, however, that syrup tends to get absorbed into fluffy pancakes in a matter of minutes. This means that you need to reapply the syrup as you eat, or simply pour it as you ... Read More »

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