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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 »

G&S Design Lollipop Cake Pan

G&S Design Lollipop Cake Pan

Popsicle-style cake pans – or pans that make small, flat cakes that can easily be skewered with a popsicle stick for a whimsical presentation of a cupcake – seem to be popping up all over the place lately. I’ve seen heart-shaped caksicles in addition to the classic popsicle-shaped Caksicle. The G&S Design Lollipop Cake Pan is a new spring-themed pan of the same type. The ... Read More »

Celtic Knot Shortbread Pan

Celtic Knot Shortbread Pan

Buttery shortbread can seem a bit plain when you compare it to cookies loaded up with chocolate chips, nuts and other goodies. I’ll take it any way it comes, because I am a big fan of shortbread when it is good, but it is worth noting that there are plenty of ways to dress up this relatively simple cookie. One way is to bake it ... Read More »

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 »

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