Category Archives: Gear and Gadgets

Take the Cake Cake Server

Take the Cake Cake Server

When it comes to kitchen gadgets, do you put function over form? As much as I like a good-looking kitchen tool, I have to admit that I would choose a simpler tool over a decorative one. You don’t have to make that choice with the good-looking Take the Cake Cake Server, which is beautiful and still very functional. The server is made out of a ... Read More »

Dial-a-Slice Fruit Corer and Wedger

Dial-a-Slice Fruit Corer and Wedger

The most time consuming part of making an apple pie is prepping the fruit. The apples need to be cored, peeled and sliced – and when you’re talking about 6 or more apples, that turns into quite a bit of work! This is the reason that tools like fruit wedgers exist, to make it even easier to slice up those apples (or any similar sized ... Read More »

CR rates hand mixers

I have had my trusty KitchenAid hand mixer for more than a few years. In fact, I actually don’t remember when I first got it, only that it has help up very well and works well. This is a good testament to the longevity of my model, but hand mixers can actually vary a lot in size, power and their ability to get the job ... Read More »

Cake Pan Gripper

Cake Pan Gripper

Some cake pans and baking dishes have handles that make them easy to slide out of the oven when the baking time for your cake, casserole or other dish is up. Other pans have virtually no edge beyond a thin roll of metal at the top of the pan. It can be very difficult to get a good grip on these pans when pulling them ... Read More »

Choosing a ramekin for creme brilee

Creme Brulee Dishes

I use regular 6-oz ramekins when I make creme brulee. I like to have a high custard-to-crust ratio and I have two full sets of ramekins at home that I use for a variety of things besides creme brulee, like souffles. If you go to a kitchen supply store, however, you’ll see that they sell large, shallow ramekins that are often called creme brulee dishes. ... Read More »

Cakewich Cake Pan

I have to say that, as a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Fred‘s new Cakewich Cake Pan appealed to me immediately. This is a cake pan shaped like a big slice of bread. When you bake a cake in it – preferably a white cake or other cake that will be similar to the color of sandwich bread – you can simply slice ... Read More »

Giant Donut Cake Pan

Giant Donut Cake Pan

I couldn’t help by smile when I spotted this Giant Donut Cake Pan at Williams-Sonoma over the weekend. I probably would have had an even bigger smile on my face if they had had a fully-baked donut cake out on display! The cake pan set includes two round pans that each make half of the donut. After baking the halves are stacked together, then you ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Tasty Fill Cake Set

You don’t need a specialty pan to bake a cake shaped like a heart. All you really need is a sharp knife and a regular cake pan and you can simply trim down a round or square cake to be a little more romantic. This is an easy fix if your kitchen space is limited and you don’t want to clutter it up with pans ... Read More »

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