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Norpro Cake Lifter, reviewed

Norpro Cake Lifter

When I am making a layer cake, I usually put the bottom layer on the cake plate that I intend to serve it on, then start layering frosting and more cake right from there. It is a hassle to move layer cakes as they tend to be delicate and heavy. Usually this works out very well, especially when I am going to be serving a ... Read More »

Baker’s Edge Simple Lasagna Pan, reviewed

Baker's Edge Lasagna Pan, reviewed

I am a big fan of the Baker’s Edge pan, which I have had for a number of years and use frequently to make bar cookies and cakes (especially coffee cakes). I don’t use mine for savory dishes, but it turns out that the design was very popular with fans of lasagna and baked pasta dishes because it was so easy to serve straight from ... Read More »

Tovolo Ice Cream Cone Popsicle Molds

Tovolo Ice Cream Cone Popsicle Molds

Maybe it’s the kid in me, but I can’t resist a good popsicle when summertime hits. Memories of buying brightly colored popsicles in all shapes, sizes and colors for somewhere between 5 and 25 cents (depending on how good they were) from ice cream trucks in the park come flooding back to me every time. For some time now, most of the do-it-yourself popsicle molds ... Read More »

Chef’s Case

Chef's Case

It’s easy to be a foodie in your own home, where you have control over all of the ingredients you use, but when you’re traveling it’s not always possible. And I don’t mean traveling half way around the world, either. Ever had a sandwich at lunchtime that really needed something to give it some zip? There is a Foodie Survival Kit that lets you bring ... Read More »

Wilton Twist’n Measure

There are all kind of ways to save space in the kitchen. The most common is to use nesting cups and bowls, minimizing the space required for a set by allowing them to nestle inside one another. Wilton Twist’n Measure takes this concept a step further by eliminating the stack and getting you down to just one cup for most of your measuring needs. The ... Read More »

Homemade Cookie Stamper

Are your homemade cookies often mistaken for bakery cookies, either because they are so delicious or you get them to come out perfectly shaped and baked every time? If you’re sick of people doubting the authenticity of your homemade creations – or doubting your ability as a baker because they don’t know about your food blogger alter-ego – there is a simple product out there ... Read More »

TeaCupCake Cupcake Molds


Some say that the origin of the word “cupcake” comes from the small cups used to measure ingredients out for them. I tend to think that the name might come from the fact that they may have been baked in small cups to get them down to size, since they are also called baby cakes from time to time. But even better than a cupcake ... Read More »

Buttercup Cakelet Pan

Buttercup Cakelet Pan

If you like flowers, you cannot beat this Buttercup Cakelet Pan for cuteness. The hard-annodized aluminum pan is made by Nordicware, is very durable, and also has a nice nonstick finish to make it easy to slide out the flower-shaped cakes. You can easily dress them up with a little icing, but these look great on their own or with a simple dusting of confectioners’ ... Read More »

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