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Bug Pancake Pan

Bug Mini Pancake Pan

I was out shopping the other day when I came across Nordicware’s new Bug Pancake Pan. The pan was so cute, I almost couldn’t resist taking one home with me. The havy duty pan is nonstick and has silver dollar sized depressions for pancakes in each of seven designs: the dragonfly, snail, butterfly, ladybug, spider, bee, worm and beetle. The bugs are adorable and much ... Read More »

Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl

Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl

The Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl is one of the cutest takes on a cereal bowl that I’ve seen for a long time. From a practical standpoint, the bowl is deep enough to hold plenty of breakfast, but the real attraction is the clever “splash” detailing of the ceramic that makes it look as through milk is coming right out of the bowl. The effect is ... Read More »

All Star Sports Pan

All Star Sports Pan

I love to watch sports, but I’m not the type of sports fan that goes crazy when “my” team wins. I like it when “my” team wins (if I’m rooting for a particular side), of course, but I’d really just rather see a good game. For the big games, I’d prefer to enjoy them with a crowd to share in the excitement  – and, of ... Read More »

Light Bites

Light Bites

Birthday candles are exciting when you’re a kid, and manage to loose some of their appeal as we get older. They look pretty and it never hurts to have an opportunity to make a wish, but they’re just not all that useful. These Light Bites are, however, and they are exciting enough to get be interested in keeping those candles on my birthday cakes! Light ... Read More »

Springform Cake Pan with Two Bottoms

The average vanilla or chocolate cake recipe can be adapted to fit pans of all different shapes and sizes, but once you have a pan selected, that is the only shape you’re going to get for that cake. This is assuming that something doesn’t go horribly wrong with the recipe, resulting in a cake that looks like a science experiment, of course. A bundt pan ... Read More »

Silicone Cake Pan Liner

Silicone Cake Pan Liner

While silicone isn’t good for everything, there are some distinct advantages to using it. The biggest advantage is that silicone is nonstick, so it is always easy to work with when it comes to making candies or working with other sticky things. Silicone baking mats and pans are also reusable, while nonstick alternatives like parchment paper are disposable, even if you can sometimes get more ... Read More »

Brownie Pop Mold

The cupcake cake pops made so popular by Bakerella are made by crumbling up a cake, mixing it with frosting and shaping it into balls, to be stuck on popsicle-type sticks and decorated. They’re adorable and, although they’re a lot of hands-on work, they’re fun to make. These are the first things that I thought of when I saw Wilton’s new Brownie Pop Mold. The ... Read More »

Fat Bug Cake Pan

Fat Bug Cake Pan

Most shaped cake pans go for “fancy” or “cute” when it comes to design. The fancy pans include some of the more elaborate bundt pans, the kind that have lots of nooks and crannies that look gorgeous when they are done, but are difficult to get out of the pan. The cute pans include everything from giant sized sandwich cookie pans to pans that produced ... Read More »

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