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Choosing a ramekin for creme brilee

Creme Brulee Dishes

I use regular 6-oz ramekins when I make creme brulee. I like to have a high custard-to-crust ratio and I have two full sets of ramekins at home that I use for a variety of things besides creme brulee, like souffles. If you go to a kitchen supply store, however, you’ll see that they sell large, shallow ramekins that are often called creme brulee dishes. ... Read More »

Cakewich Cake Pan

I have to say that, as a fan of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Fred‘s new Cakewich Cake Pan appealed to me immediately. This is a cake pan shaped like a big slice of bread. When you bake a cake in it – preferably a white cake or other cake that will be similar to the color of sandwich bread – you can simply slice ... Read More »

Giant Donut Cake Pan

Giant Donut Cake Pan

I couldn’t help by smile when I spotted this Giant Donut Cake Pan at Williams-Sonoma over the weekend. I probably would have had an even bigger smile on my face if they had had a fully-baked donut cake out on display! The cake pan set includes two round pans that each make half of the donut. After baking the halves are stacked together, then you ... Read More »

Wilton Heart Tasty Fill Cake Set

You don’t need a specialty pan to bake a cake shaped like a heart. All you really need is a sharp knife and a regular cake pan and you can simply trim down a round or square cake to be a little more romantic. This is an easy fix if your kitchen space is limited and you don’t want to clutter it up with pans ... Read More »

What is a bundt pan?

Bundt Pans

Bundt pans are cake pans that bake up a cake that isn’t quite like anything you can get from another pan. They are usually 10 or 12-inches in diameter and are up to 5 inches deep, with a hole in the center that ensures that the deep cake bakes evenly while it is in the oven. The sides of a bundt pan are almost vertical ... Read More »

Safari Cupcake Wrappers

Safari Cupcake Wrappers

Grocery stores, as a general rule, have a very limited supply of cupcake wrappers to choose from. Plain white, silver and an assortment of pastel pinks, yellows and blues are the standards. They serve their purpose, but when you spend the time baking cupcakes from scratch and decorating them by hand, you want your wrapper to look just as good as the cake inside of ... Read More »

Wilton Football and Helmet Pans

Wilton Football and Helmet Pans

While I really like Nordicware’s Stadium Pan for its great design and versatility for celebrating sporting events of all kinds, it’s not the best pan to pick up if you really want to show support for your favorite team. It is a bit difficult to decorate in your team colors, for instance (and looks so good plain that you never really need frosting anyway). To ... Read More »

Collapsible Cupcake & Cake Carrier

As much as I love my cupcake carrier, there is one thing about it that I don’t like. It is very large and it takes up a lot of storage space when I’m not using it. This is true of all of my cake carriers, too, but because the cupcake carrier has more than one rack inside for stacking cupcakes, it’s not easy to stack ... Read More »

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