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Wilton Bunny Whoopie Pie Pan

Wilton Bunny Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pies are typically round in shape, made with soft, cake-like cookies that sandwich a creamy filling. It may be tradition to have round whoopie pies, but it isn’t written in stone that all whoopies must be round, either. These classic snack cakes are enjoying a surge in popularity right now and to make them a little more holiday-appropriate, Wilton has just introduced a Bunny ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan

Nordic Ware Egg Waffle Pan

Egg waffles are a popular street food in Hong Kong. The unique waffles look like bubble wrap and come out of a specially shaped waffle iron crisp on the outside and fluffy inside, with a sweet, eggy flavor. This was one of those foods that you really only saw when traveling to Hong Kong, and it was difficult to find the special pans anywhere else, ... Read More »

Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold

Wilton Heart Pan

Sometimes, it is hard to resist a seasonal baking pan and I was pulled in by the Wilton Silicone Heart Mold when I saw it in the baking aisle just before Valentine’s Day. This silicone pan has six heart-shaped cavities that are just about the size of a standard muffin cup. It was touted as being freezer, oven and microwave safe (up to 500F) and ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Whoopie Pie Pan

Heart Whoopie Pie Pan

Cake-like, cream-filled whoopie pies are enjoying a huge surge of popularity right now as a retro treat at bakeries and restaurants. They’re easy to make at home, too, and while they’re usually just made free-form on a baking sheet (much like regular cookies), some cake pan manufacturers are now coming out with whoopie pie pans to speed the process along and help to give home ... Read More »

Beyond Gourmet Unbleached Baking Cups, reviewed

Unbleached baking cups

I have an extensive collection of baking cups and have a wide variety of sizes and colors that I choose from each time I bake. For holidays, it is usually easy to choose a themed cupcake wrapper, but for everyday baking, it can be nice to use something a little more understated, especially for baking a batch of simple bran muffins that doesn’t cry out ... Read More »

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 »

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