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Nordicware Shortcake Basket Pan

Nordicware Shortcake Baskets

Many grocery stores sell premade shortcake cups made from plain sponge cake are intended to be filled with fresh fruit,  ice cream or whipped cream.These cakes are handy when you’re looking for a base to use for a strawberry shortcake, but they’re not usually all tasty on their own. Nordicware’s Shortcake Basket Pan lets you make this same type of design with a from-scratch recipe ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Nonstick Madeleine Pan, reviewed

Chicago Metallic Madeline Pan

Madeleines are one of those baked goods that require a specialty pan to get them right, because even though you can bake the batter in mini muffin tins, you just can’t capture the spirit of a madeleine (the cake that writers wax so poetic about) in any other form. Madeline pans can carry a wide range of price tags and can be made out of ... Read More »

Easter Stamp & Style Cookie Cutters

Easter Stamp & Style Cookie Cutters

No matter how old I get, it will always be fun to decorate eggs for Easter. This is true both for decorative eggs, made with hard boiled or hollowed eggs, and for edible egg-shaped butter cookies. It is also why the Easter Stamp & Style Cookie Cutters that Williams Sonoma are offering this holiday season are so appealing. The cookie cutter set comes with four ... Read More »

Wilton Easter Cookie Pan

Wilton Easter Cookie Pan

Easter is always a good time to find whimsical, spring-themed bakeware to add to your collection, and Wilton’s new Easter Cookie Pan is a perfect example. These cookie pans have been becoming increasingly popular over the past few years. They have shallow cavities with a distinct shape or design to them that you can simply press cookie dough (or brownie batter, etc.) into and bake. ... Read More »

Copco Adjustable Bakeware Organizer

Copco Adjustable Bakeware Organizer

Getting all of your cookie sheets, muffin tins and cake pans organized is an issue that every baker faces, because in most kitchens there often isn’t enough built-in cabinet space to accommodate everything you have for baking. There are many options when it comes to storage, and after years of stacking up baking pans anywhere they’ll fit, you can definitely appreciate something that will keep ... Read More »

Cook’s Country rates Egg Separators

Egg Separator

Many types of baked goods and desserts call for separated eggs, and when eggs need to be separated, you need to ensure that the yolks and whites don’t mix. This can be a challenging task even for experienced cooks, as a few drops of egg yolk in your whites is likely to throw off a meringue recipe, so many people turn to egg separators for ... Read More »

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 »

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