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Bella Cucina Mini Cupcake Maker, reviewed

Mini Cupcakes in the making

It is easy to say that all you need to make miniature cupcakes is a mini muffin pan. But this isn’t strictly true, because you also need a well equipped kitchen, baking ingredients, paper liners and frosting to really produce a good miniature cupcake. To most of us, these are things that we already have in our kitchens. But for those who are less well ... Read More »

Cook’s Country rates Cake Carriers

A good cake carrier is something that every home baker should have. The name suggests that they’re just for transporting cakes from point A to point B – and they are – but they’re also great airtight containers for storing everything from layer cakes to cookies even when keeping the goodies just around your house. A cake carrier should have plenty of room for even ... Read More »

Wilton Gingerbread House Cookie Mold

Wilton® Gingerbread Cookie Mold

Everyone loves to see an elaborate gingerbread house on display over the holidays, but not everyone wants to get out there and put one together. It’s not that they’re so difficult to bake, just that they’re time consuming and many of us are simply too rushed around the holidays. On one hand, that might be the perfect reason to slow down and bake a gingerbread ... Read More »

Oven Mitt Apron

Oven Mitt Apron

Aprons are good for many things. For instance, they are good for helping you keep splashes of food off of your clothes while you’re cooking, giving you quick place to wipe flour off your hands and, if they have pockets, a place to stash a whisk, microplane or can opener until you need it. In the Oven Mitt Apron, classic aprons get a new functionality, ... Read More »

Cupcake Keys

CupcakeKeys

I have a set of Cookeys, Oreo cookie-shaped plastic key covers. They’re cute, food-related and certainly make my keys easy to spot. I’ve noticed that more and more key covers are coming out, both food related and not. I’ve seen donuts and robots, but this set of Cupcake Key Covers jumped out at me as being just about as cute as my sandwich cookie set. ... Read More »

Nordicware Snowman Loaf Cake Pan

Nordicware Snowman Pan

I must be the changing weather that is getting me into the holiday spirit already, because as soon as I saw this Snowman Cake Pan from Nordicware, it brought a smile to my face. The pan is about the size of an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan, which means that it holds about 5 cups of batter in it, so you can ... Read More »

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Ninjabread Men

When regular gingerbread men become a little too cutsey and cliche for your holiday baking, it is time to upgrade to Ninjabread Men. These adorable – by which, of course, I mean tough and masculine – Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters feature a trio gingerbread men in karate poses. They work just like regular cookie cutters and you can decorate them however you like, but you ... Read More »

Cupcake Corer

Cupcake Corer

Filled cupcakes seem like a challenging thing to make at home at first glance. With a regular cupcake, it’s easy to see how to put some frosting on top of the cake, but figuring out how to get the filling inside is not quite as obvious. Fortunately, it is easier than it looks to fill cupcakes and there is absolutely no reason not to make ... Read More »

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