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Wilton Cookie Bowl Pan

Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan

An ice cream sundae or banana split is going to be delicious no matter what type of bowl it is served in, but assembling and serving it in an edible bowl that adds another layer of flavor to the dessert is going to trump even a fancy ice cream dish. All kinds of cookies make great bases for ice cream sundaes because they allow you ... Read More »

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan

Bone Cookie Pan

Halloween is the perfect time of year to get creative with baked goods. You can pretty much go all out with colors and unusual decorations – after all, when else would you see Zombie Cookie Cutters and a Witch Finger Shortbread Pan? This year, Wilton has come out with a spooky new design that will make a great addition to any Halloween bakeware collection. Their ... Read More »

How to bake with a specialty shaped pan

Shaped Pans

In addition to standard round and square cake pans, the shelves of cooking stores are lined with plenty of shaped pans. These pans come in designs from sandcastles and cartoon characters to miniature wedding cakes, giving you the option of baking a cake that features an elaborate design without trying to carve an intricate pattern into a cake yourself. Most of these specialty shaped pans ... Read More »

The Cake Knife

The Cake Knife

Layer cakes are notoriously difficult to slice and serve if you want to keep the slices looking their best. After the cake has been sliced, you typically need to slide a small spatula or even a pie server underneath the wedge of cake and try to transfer it to a waiting dessert plate. The multi-layer slices of cake often shift around, needing to be held ... Read More »

What are pie weights?

What are pie weights?

When you’re strolling through the aisles of your favorite kitchen or baking store, you’re bound to notice some objects labeled “pie weights.” Pie weights are typically small, somewhat heavy objects that are used to weigh down a pie or tart crust with it is being blind baked, to prevent the crust from pulling away from the sides of the pan. Pie weights can come in ... Read More »

Nifty Pie Baking Combo Rack

Nifty Pie Baking Combo Rack

A freshly baked fruit pie, full of tender apples or juicy berries, is one of the most delicious things that you can pull out of your oven. Unfortunately, when you are baking a fruit pie, you are often left with drips and splatters of fruit juice and filling that have bubbled over the edges of your pie pastry. My solution to this is to place ... Read More »

BeaterBlade ZestN’est, reviewed

BeaterBlade ZestN'est

The people at New Metro Design, who brought you the BeaterBlade and the MixerMate Bowl, are at it again with the ZestN’est. The ZestN’est is an updated take on a microplane and is designed with zesting citrus in mind. The gadget is shaped like a half of a lemon, with a microplane-style grater on what would be the cut side of the fruit. As you ... Read More »

Easy Bake Oven gets a new look, new heating element

The New Easy Bake Oven

Several months ago, I posted that Easy Bake Ovens were going to get a makeover. The popular kids toy is how many of us got our start in the kitchen over the past half century, since the launch of the original Easy Bake in 1963. The makeover was not just to update the look of the machine to appeal to today’s kids, but to replace ... Read More »

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