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Wilton Mini Hearts Cake Pan

The Dessert for Two Heart Pan is perfect for a romantic treat on Valentine’s Day, but it’s one of those things that probably won’t get much use unless you bake desserts for two all the time. The Wilton Mini Hearts Cake Pan gives you the same romantic look of a heart-shaped cake, along with a few more baking and serving options. The pan bakes a ... Read More »

Chocolate Bar Brownie Pan

Whether you’re a fan of Hershey’s chocolate bars or not, it’s design is undeniably a classic confectionery icon: a flat, rectangular bar divided up into bite-sized pieces that are easy to snap off. I don’t know that Hershey’s was the first chocolate maker to use this design, but it is the one that is certainly the most well known for it. Williams Sonoma is currently ... Read More »

Love Silicone Cake Pan

Love Silicone Cake Pan

Heart shapes for Valentine’s Day sweets are commonplace. Chocolate candies can turn up in heart shapes, and it’s easy to find cookie cutters that are, too. One of the reasons I find this Love Silicone Cake Pan to be so appealing is that it’s just a little more interesting than your standard-issue heart shaped pan. The pan is shaped into the word “Love” and it ... Read More »

Cupcake Cookie Jar

Cupcake Cookie Jar

I’m a big fan of using airtight containers for food storage for a variety of reasons, including increased freshness and longer shelf life of the foods you’re storing. Most of my containers are on the utilitarian side. But I have a soft spot for old fashioned cookie jars, both for nostalgia and for the fact that they make for a much more appealing presentation than ... Read More »

iSi Flex-it Measuring Cups

iSi Basics Flex-it Measuring Cups

I have funnels in a variety of sizes and shapes in my kitchen. I don’t use them that frequently, but when I do, I really appreciate how useful they are in transferring things – dry ingredients, wet ingredients, liquids – from one container to another. They give you control in a way that a pour spout on a measuring cup just doesn’t because they control ... Read More »

Letters and Number Cake Pan

Alphabet/Number Cake Pan

It’s not that difficult to carve a cake if you have a couple of sharp knives around to help you trim off the corners of a rectangular cake and curve it into the shape you want. The scraps make a nice snack for the decorator, but all things considered, carving tends to waste quite a bit of cake. The solution to the problem is to ... Read More »

Happy Birthday Cake Pan

I usually frost birthday cakes or cupcakes. Partially this is because a frosted cake will usually look a little bit more impressive than an unfrosted cake (always a nice touch at a party), but the main reason that I frost birthday cake is to decorate it. A little bit of piping around the edge of a cake can really give it a clean look, and, ... Read More »

Splat Stan Coaster

Splat Stan Coaster

I always use a coaster near my computer just to try and keep any moisture from drinks- “sweat” on cold glasses on hot days or drips down the sides of other beverages – away from my computer. Most are pretty boring, as the majority of coasters are still sold in sets with the intention of being used in a more formal room where the wood ... Read More »

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