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Chef’s Case

Chef's Case

It’s easy to be a foodie in your own home, where you have control over all of the ingredients you use, but when you’re traveling it’s not always possible. And I don’t mean traveling half way around the world, either. Ever had a sandwich at lunchtime that really needed something to give it some zip? There is a Foodie Survival Kit that lets you bring ... Read More »

Wilton Twist’n Measure

There are all kind of ways to save space in the kitchen. The most common is to use nesting cups and bowls, minimizing the space required for a set by allowing them to nestle inside one another. Wilton Twist’n Measure takes this concept a step further by eliminating the stack and getting you down to just one cup for most of your measuring needs. The ... Read More »

Homemade Cookie Stamper

Are your homemade cookies often mistaken for bakery cookies, either because they are so delicious or you get them to come out perfectly shaped and baked every time? If you’re sick of people doubting the authenticity of your homemade creations – or doubting your ability as a baker because they don’t know about your food blogger alter-ego – there is a simple product out there ... Read More »

TeaCupCake Cupcake Molds

Teacupcakes!

Some say that the origin of the word “cupcake” comes from the small cups used to measure ingredients out for them. I tend to think that the name might come from the fact that they may have been baked in small cups to get them down to size, since they are also called baby cakes from time to time. But even better than a cupcake ... Read More »

Buttercup Cakelet Pan

Buttercup Cakelet Pan

If you like flowers, you cannot beat this Buttercup Cakelet Pan for cuteness. The hard-annodized aluminum pan is made by Nordicware, is very durable, and also has a nice nonstick finish to make it easy to slide out the flower-shaped cakes. You can easily dress them up with a little icing, but these look great on their own or with a simple dusting of confectioners’ ... Read More »

Wilton 3D Bunny Pan

Wilton 3D Bunny Pan

Easter eggs are usually the centerpiece of an Easter celebration, as they are bright, colorful and fun to make. The same can be said about a cake made with the Wilton 3D Bunny Pan. This pan bakes a three dimensional bunny-shaped cake that sits upright on a cake stand. It is a great centerpiece for an Easter meal because, unlike the eggs, it really stands ... Read More »

Stamp & Style Easter Cookie Cutters

Stamp & Style Easter Cookie Cutters

When I decorate cookies for Easter, I typically use some sort of colored frosting to create the designs, or simply rely on brightly colored sprinkles and candies to give the cookies a holiday look. Like decorating Easter eggs, however, using just two techniques can get a bit boring after a while. It’s nice when Easter eggs look unique, as well, as festive, and the same ... Read More »

Odd Size Measuring Spoons

Most measuring spoon sets have just four spoons: 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 tbsp. With these four spoons, you can get done all the measuring you need to do for most recipes. That said, there are plenty of times when you might end up with a measurement that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these sizes. For instance, an old recipe might ... Read More »

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