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Cupcake Pan Necklace

I am a big fan of Amyville‘s sweet cupcake necklaces (I have a vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting one) and all of their foodie earrings, but just as with regular sweets, sometimes it’s nice to have some variety and take a look at some of the other options out there. I recently came across a Cupcake Pan Necklace that would be a perfect gift for ... Read More »

Large Flexible Mixing Bowl

Large Flexible Mixing Bowl

Mixing bowls, even those that are designed with little spouts on the sides, are not really made for pouring. Liquids tend to overrun the tiny spout when pouring, and dry ingredients also need a lot more direction than the design can offer. For liquids and batters, a measuring cup with a more defined spout tends to be the best option. For dry ingredients, I find ... Read More »

Write-On Glassware

Write-On Glassware

I like to make lists, whether they’re grocery lists, lists of recipes that I want to work on or lists of friends I haven’t delivered baked goods to in a while. It is always over the first cup of coffee in the morning that things start to come into focus and I tend to write on what’s available at the moment; just like remembering a ... Read More »

How to clean a microplane

Cleaning a microplane

Microplanes are great tools to have around the kitchen because they really simplify a number of different tasks. They are ideal for zesting citrus fruits, make it easy to grate whole spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, and are great for doing a quick shred of hard cheeses, like parmesan. If you really want to get your money’s worth out, you can even use them to ... Read More »

S-XL Bundt Cake

S-XL Bundt Cake

When I first saw the S-XL Cake Pan, which comes with slices of various sizes already marked out, I thought it was very inventive. I’m equally impressed with the S-XL Bundt Cake Pan, a larger variant of the original pan. There are 15 pre-set slices of varying sizes and shapes, different heights and widths. It’s nonstick, so it should be easy to get the bundt ... Read More »

Gaggenau Lift Oven

Gaggenau Lift Oven

Every time you open the oven door, some heat escapes. This is one of the many reasons that baking times can vary from person-to-person for the same recipe, as there is no telling from a writer’s standpoint how long a person will leave his or her oven door open while trying to fit in cake pans and baking sheets. Kitchen manufacturer Gaggenau has come up ... Read More »

Ice Cream and Cupcake Cookie Cutters

Ice Cream and Cupcake Cookie Cutters

I found both of these cute Ice Cream Cone and Cupcake cookie cutter sets at Crate and Barrel just a few weeks ago, and was all set to write them up when I realized that they’re not on the store’s website! They’re probably just seasonal items with limited availability, and I’m not surprised that they went quickly! I really like the shape of both types ... Read More »

Levo Adjustable Cookbook Stand

Levo Adjustable Cookbook Stand

It’s really nice to have a cookbook holder of some kind in the kitchen for several reasons. First, it keeps your cookbooks a little cleaner by keeping them off the counter. Second, it makes them easier to read by holding the pages open. What most cookbook holders don’t do is hold the book up at a level that is easy to read. Many are angled, ... Read More »

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