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Nordicware Cake Pop Pans

Cake Pop Pan

Cake pops have been growing rapidly in popularity over the past year or two. Easy to make and fun to decorate, they deliver the flavor of a whole cupcake in just one bite. As they have become more popular, there have also been all kinds of products popping up to help make or decorate them. Cake pops are usually made by squishing together cake and ... Read More »

Wheel of Portion Cake Platter

Wheel of Portion Cake Platter

Some cake platters are meant to turn a simple cake into an elegant centerpiece, and some cake platters are meant to be a little more practical. This Wheel of Portion Cake Platter falls into the latter category. The ceramic cake platter may look like any other cake stand at first glance: it has a large, flat surface that can accommodate a cake up to 12-inches ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Swirl Cupcake Pan

Williams-Sonoma Nonstick Swirl Cupcake Pan

As delicious as cupcakes are, there are times when you want something a little more elegant looking than your standard cupcake but still want your desserts to come in a small package. There are a wide variety of shaped cupcake pans out there, but this Swirl Cupcake Pan from Williams-Sonoma puts a real twist on a standard cupcake. The pan has six cavities, and each ... Read More »

Kitchen Kong Whisk

Kitchen Kong Whisk

In addition to your typical balloon whisks, you’ve probably seen whisks with corkscew loops, balls on the ends, and even balls in the center of the balloon. All of these whisk variations promise to help incorporate air into beaten ingredients faster and more efficiently than a regular whisk. What you might not have seen before is a Donkey Kong-inspired whisk like the Kitchen Kong Whisk ... Read More »

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 »

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