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Nordic Ware Mini Heritage Bundt Pans

Mini Heritage Bundt Pans

One of my favorite bundt pans is my Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt. I love its unique spiraling shape and its deep ridges make for a very dramatic cake. I recently noticed that this design is now available in a different size: mini! The Mini Heritage Bundt Pans, which are also made by Nordic Ware, have the same look as the larger pan in a single-serving cake ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Spring is the season when the snow begins to melt and flowers begin to peek up from underneath the earth to catch a few rays of sunshine. Flowers also work their way into spring baking projects in the form of decorations, as well as a few edible flowers here and there. It’s easy to decorate a cake with a flower motif, but Wilton’s Mini Flower ... Read More »

Chef’n Sift’n Sieve

Chef'n Sift n' Sieve

There are always things that need sifting or straining in the kitchen. Cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar usually need to be sifted to get any small lumps out before mixing them into a batter. Flour  also sometimes should be sifted before use. When it comes to straining, fruit juices and purees often need to be strained to remove seeds and unwanted pulp before use. You can ... Read More »

Bunny and Chick Stand Up Cookie Cutters

Bunny and Chick Stand Up Cutters

Easter is one of those holidays where you have the freedom to get very creative with your treats. Brightly colored desserts and sweet, cute treats definitely take the spotlight, so it is the perfect time to put a little extra effort into making sure your cookies and cakes look their best. I like to keep my eyes out for specialty bakeware that will let me ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Stuffed Delights Cookie Pan

Chicago Metallic Stuffed Delights Cookie Pan

Whoopie pies and other sandwich cookies are always fun to make and eat. This is especially true of bite-sized sandwich cookies, where the small size of the dessert makes it a little bit cuter and, somehow, a little bit more tempting than a full size cookie. The most difficult part of getting those bite sized treats to come out just right is getting the size ... Read More »

Chef’n PinPair

Chef'n PinPair

The Chef’n PinPair is a unique rolling pin that offers bakers a two for one deal on must-have kitchen tool. The PinPair combines a straight sided silicone rolling pin and a tapered wood rolling pin in one piece of kitchen equipment. The silicone portion is like an outer sleeve, that screws into place around the tapered wood pin. The handles of the wooden pin protrude ... Read More »

Pi Baking Mold

Pie Baking Mold

If you are a bit of a math geek, you might already know that March 14th is Pi Day. It has this designation because 3/14 is the start of the number pi (π, or 3.14159…). Pi Day is often celebrated with slices of actual pie, due to the similar sound of their names, but you could pipe a pi onto cupcakes, cookies or regular cakes ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Citrus Loaf Pan

Citrus Loaf Pan

I recently saw a great Lemon Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware that featured a lovely lemon design, with whole and cut lemons surrounded by a few leaves. It seemed like the perfect pan for baking my Lemon Loaf Cake. Not long after, however, I saw another lemon pan that just might be even better. This Citrus Loaf Pan is also from Nordic Ware and it ... Read More »

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