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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 »

Endurance Spice Measuring Spoon Set

Endurance Spice Measuring Spoons

Most measuring spoon sets come with round spoons. This design isn’t a problem most of the time, but I’ll run into a problem with it from time to time because those rounded spoons won’t fit into some of my smaller jars. This happens with spices, especially with those stored in smaller jars, and even with some sugars that I keep in small containers, such as ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated rates Cookie Jars

Cookie Jars

You might put out a tray of cookies or other baked goods when entertaining friends and family, but to keep them at their peak they should be stored in airtight containers to preserve their freshness if they’re not going to be eaten within a few hours. I used to have a few ceramic cookie jars (and I’m sure that I’m not the only one) that ... Read More »

Playing favorites with food creates new products, new markets

Edge Brownie Pan

When you bake a batch of brownies, which piece do you reach for first? A fudgier center piece of a chewier corner? Some people may like both parts of the brownie equally, but others have such a strong preference for specific parts of the food that they eat that they’ve inspired an industry of people who can deliver just those parts. The Wall Street Journal ... Read More »

Just a Slice Cake Pan

Just a Slice Cake Pan

The Just a Slice Cake Pan caught my eye because it’s so bright and colorful, but also because it has a pretty unusual design to it. It’s a silicone cake pan that bakes individual slices of cake, rather than one round that you slice after baking. This allows you to get perfect looking pieces every time and opens the door to allow you to bake ... Read More »

Baking Gear for Football Fans

Football Themed Baking Gear

When you think of football and food, you probably think of grilling and tailgates – not of baking. But I can assure you that there is something for dessert at just about all of those tailgating parties and at-home football viewing parties, whether you’re watching a regular season game or the Super Bowl. Football Baking Cups dress up muffins, cupcakes and single-serving portions of cornbread ... Read More »

Fortune Cupcake Wrappers

Fortune Cupcake Wrappers

For many people, the best part of Chinese takeout or visiting a neighborhood Chinese restaurant is getting a fortune cookie at the end of the meal. Fortune cookies aren’t the tastiest cookies out there (when compared to, say, chocolate chip), but those little paper fortunes are fun to read and are definitely something to look forward to as you eat. Not too many other foods ... Read More »

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