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NordicWare Filled Cupcakes Pan

Filled Cupcakes Pan

Cream filled cupcakes are not difficult to make. All you need to do is hollow out the core of a baked cupcake using a paring knife or a cupcake corer and pipe in your filling. If you would rather have the pan do the work for you, than Nordicware’s Filled Cupcakes Pan might just be the perfect pan to add to your collection. This pan ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Muffin Tins

Muffin Pans

At Cook’s Country, there are several features that they they look for in muffin tins and two are non-negotiable. They want muffin tins that have a nonstick coating for easy releases and easy cleanup, and they prefer tins that have handles or extended edges that make them easy to grab with pot holders on. In their most recent issue (Feb/Mar 2011), they rounded up a ... Read More »

What do the portion scoop sizes mean?

Portion Scoop

To get uniform cookie dough balls, you can either eyeball the dough and try to create mounds of equal size that will hopefully bake into cookies of equal size, or you can use a portion scoop to ensure that they are all measured out exactly the same. While it is possible to be extremely accurate when “eyeballing it,” it is more reliable to use a ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Cookie Pan

6 Cavity Non-Stick Heart Cookie Pan

Valentine’s Day is just and excuse to do lots of heart-shaped baking, but sometimes it’s nice to have the excuse because there are some great heart-shaped baking pieces out there to play with. One of them is Wilton’s Heart Cookie Pan. This nonstick pan has six shallow indentations for easily baking shaped cookies – no rolling or cookie cutters required. The designs look a lot ... Read More »

Boomerang Wok

boomerang wok

When you watch cooking shows on TV or see chefs working in the kitchen, you will probably notice that they have a few more trick up their sleeves than the average home cook. While many skills can be developed through practice, like better knife skills, some just look so easy that it’s impossible to resist giving them a try right off the bat. One of ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Bundt Cake Keeper

Bundt Cake Keeper

I usually recommend cake carriers as great places to store cakes of all kinds because they provide an airtight environment that will help keep your cake fresher and they make it easy to transport a cake. But we don’t always share our cakes and often bake them just for keeping around the kitchen, not just for taking out to dinner parties and family gatherings, and ... Read More »

Collapsible Pie Carrier

collapsible pie carrier

Cake and cupcake carriers are staples for home bakers. Not only do they make it easy to transport your goodies from place to place without disturbing all of that frosting, but they provide a convenient, airtight environment to store them in and keep them fresh. Cook’s Country magazine rated cake carriers recently and decided that the Progressive Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier was their top ... Read More »

Nordicware Heritage Bundt Pan, reviewed

Heritage Bundt

Since I first saw Nordicware’s Heritage Bundt Pan at a Williams-Sonoma store over two years ago, I’ve wanted one. I don’t have an extensive collection of bundt pans – although I wouldn’t mind it – just because they’re fairly large and I generally try to wait until I have a bit of extra storage space before adding a new one to my kitchen. I made ... Read More »

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