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Nordic Ware Blossom Bundt Pan

Blossom Bundt Pan

A large display of fresh flowers is a wonderful centerpiece, especially during the spring when we are all starting to look for pops of color after a grey winter. You can choose any kind of flowers to make your center piece, but I suspect that none of them will look quite as impressive as an edible flower, which is essentially what Nordic Ware’s Blossom Bundt ... Read More »

Wilton 5 Layer Cake Pan Set

Wilton 5 Layer Cake Pan Set

Everyone loves the look of a layer cake, especially if you are looking at a towering cake that showcases four or five layers instead of the more common two layer look. Layer cakes aren’t necessarily more difficult to bake than other types of cakes, but they do require a little bit more planning. You usually need more batter, which means that you might need to ... Read More »

Hexagon Biscuit Cutter

Hexagon Biscuit Cutter

Biscuits are usually made by rolling out your dough and punching out individual biscuits with a round cutter. If you’re a skilled biscuit-maker, you can reduce the wasted dough between rounds to almost nothing, but there is always some space between your biscuit rounds and some dough that will need to be either re-rolled or thrown out. This Hexagon Biscuit Cutter cuts out biscuits in a ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Lemon Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Lemon Loaf Pan

I love to bake with citrus and especially with lemons when they are in season. Both their juice and zest are so full of flavor that it is easy to make a delicious baked good, whether I’m making lemon bars or a lemon pound cake. Lemon goes with a lot of other flavors and, even by itself, just seems to brighten everything up. This Nordic ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Doughnut Pan

Wilton Heart Doughnut Pan

Baked donuts are so popular that they are now their own category of bakeware, claiming shelf space right next to muffin pans. Donut pans – or doughnut pans – allow you to make a beautifully shaped donut without any deep frying, so they are healthier to eat and less mess to make than traditional donuts. I’ve seen standard and mini donut pans before, but Wilton’s ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt Pan

The new Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt Pan deserves its festive sounding name because this bundt cake is certainly ready to be the centerpiece of a party. The pan has a very unusual design that almost reminds be a honeycomb, with a pattern pf concave diamonds covering the entire cake. Compared to more traditional, curved bundt pan designs, this one has a very modern feel to ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Rates Metal Baking Pans

Goldtouch Pan

There are a number of pans that every baker should have in the kitchen and one of them is a 9×13-inch rectangular baking pan. This type of pan is very versatile and can be used for everything from sheet cakes to lasagna, from baking a pan of bar cookies to building a water bath for a cheesecake. This style of pan can be made of ... Read More »

Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan

Coil Mini Cake Pan

Wilton’s Coil Cakes Mini Cake Pan doesn’t look like anything special at first glance. It’s a nonstick pan with six shallow, rectangular cavities on it and it isn’t immediately obvious as to what the pan can be used to make. This pan is something special, however, because it is the perfect size for making single serving rolled snack cakes, like homemade Swiss Rolls or Yodels. ... Read More »

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