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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 »

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 »

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