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Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

I always try to come up with at least a few red, white and blue desserts around the 4th of July. Not only is it fun to make colorful desserts, whether they’re dressed up with berries or dyed with vibrant food colors, but the 4th of July is a holiday where most people get together at home with friends and family and enjoy a big ... Read More »

Pourfect Whisk-A-Bowl

Pourfect Whisk-A-Bowl

Stand mixers are definitely a useful tool in the kitchen if you do a lot of baking, but they don’t always deliver perfect results. For instance, standard paddle attachments don’t scrape the sides of the bowl, meaning that you’ll have to scrape down the bowl a few times during mixing just as you would if you were mixing by hand or with a smaller hand ... Read More »

Foodie Fight

Foodie Fight

Trivial Pursuit is a board game that has been testing players’ knowledge of trivia on a wide range of subjects – from history to sports – since 1979. It’s a fun game to play, but it can be quite a challenge if you’re not as well versed in some categories as you are at others. Foodie Fight is a trivia game that is similar to ... Read More »

Baker’s Silicone Rolling Pin

Baker's Silicone Rolling Pin

Wood rolling pins are what most bakers swear by, but there are other rolling pin options out there that can perform just as well and offer advantages that the classic rolling pins don’t. Marble rolling pins, for instance, can stay cool while you’re working, making it easier to handle pie crust and other buttery doughs. Silicone rolling pins, like this Baker’s Silicone Rolling Pin, offer ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated tests springform pans

Springform pans

A springform pan is a type of cake pan that has removable sides. The strip of metal that makes up the sides of the pan is shaped into a ring and is held together with an adjustable latch or buckle. It can be tightened by snapping the latch into place, tightening the ring and creating a tight seal with the pan’s base. When unlatched, the ... Read More »

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

This Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold isn’t the first time that I’ve seen a baking pan that looks like a giant block of chocolate, but it is still a great look for a pan and a fun idea for chocolate lovers. Unlike previous chocolate bar pans I’ve seen, this one is silicone. Silicone bakeware is known for its nonstick properties, virtually guaranteeing that your cake ... Read More »

Chefn Bananza Slicer

Chefn Bananza Slicer

One of the reasons that I bake banana bread and other banana recipes so often is that bananas are one of my favorite fruits and I always have them in the house. I put them on cereal, in oatmeal, in fruit salads and baked goods. I never really though that bananas were a difficult fruit to work with, and that is probably why I never ... Read More »

Breville Personal Pie Maker

The Personal Pie

There are counterop appliances that will cook waffles for us, grill our paninis and even bake mini cupcakes – why not add an appliance that will bake up some pies to the collection? The Breville Personal Pie Maker is a countertop gadget that bakes four individually sized pies at a time in just about 10 minutes. Pie-making doesn’t get any quicker or easier than that. ... Read More »

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