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My Little Cupcake Cake Pop Mold

Cupcake Pop Mold

Cake pops are popping up everywhere these days. They are on blogs, in bakeries that want to make good use of leftover cake and frosting and are even sold at Starbucks. There are several books available that guide you through the process of making them, too. They are not difficult and most are shaped by hand – but as with all hand-shaped things, the look ... Read More »

How shaped cake pans are made

Shaped Cake PAns

Standard cake pans are usually round or square, and they are used for all kinds of cakes, cookies and other desserts. If you’re going to have just one pan, it’s a good idea to have one of a standard size because it gives you the most versatility. But the standard pans aren’t the one ones on the market. There are specialty pans in every theme ... Read More »

Giant Whoopie Pie Pan

Giant Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pies seem to be all the rage right now, and even governments are arguing about them. They’re so popular that companies are coming out with a variety of pans specifically designed to bake these cake-like treats. The regular pans actually work very well, easily creating uniform cakes with minimal effort and ensuring that you get picture perfect whoopie pies. They also actually maximize yield, ... Read More »

The OCD Chef Cutting Board

The OCD Chef Cutting Board

I don’t want to play down the seriousness of OCD as a condition that many have to deal with, but if you’ve ever tried to really learn the knife skills that classically trained chefs have used for generations, you’ll know that a small element of OCD might actually be helpful in mastering them. OCD in this case, of course, stands for “obsessive chopping and dicing,” ... Read More »

Wilton Doughnut Twist Pan

Wilton Doughnut Twist Pan

Donuts are a delicious treat and, even though they’re deep fried, they are well worth working your your diet as an occasional indulgence. If you want to have donuts more often, you might have thought about adding a donut pan to your kitchen equipment. These pans allow you to bake donuts easily in the oven, not only giving you the option of having donuts any ... Read More »

Toaster Pastry Press

Toaster Pastry Press

Toaster pastries and pop tarts are treats that we loved as kids, but if you haven’t had one in a while and try to go back for the sake of nostalgia, you’ll notice that they just don’t taste as good as you remember. Part of this could be attributed to changes in the recipes, but it is much more likely that if you do a ... Read More »

KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater

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Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, as they can handle all kinds of jobs with speed and ease, from creaming butter and sugar to kneading bread dough. One minor annoyance to using KitchenAid stand mixers, which are easily one of the top selling stand mixer brands available, is that the included paddle attachment doesn’t do an effective job of getting everything ... Read More »

Tartlet Baking Set

Mini Tart Baking Set

Tartlets make beautiful desserts. Bite sized and elegant, these desserts aren’t usually the first choice for home chefs to put together because it is a little bit of a hassle to cut the pastry and press it into dozens of individual mini tart shells before baking. Imagine that all of those tart shells were not separated, but were all together in a single pan, like ... Read More »

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