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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 »

Ring Pan vs Bundt Pan

What is the difference between a ring pan or a ring mold and a bundt pan? Both are circular baking pans with holes in the center. But aside from a similar overall shape and the fact that they can both me made from many different types of material – from stoneware to silicone – there are quite a few differences between these pans. The standard ... Read More »

Wilton Three Tier Cooling Rack

Wilton Stackable, Three Tier Cooling Rack

While it’s great to be able to spread out all over the kitchen when you’re cooking or baking, not all of us are lucky enough to have huge kitchens with enough counter space for every piece of equipment we have to use. Cooling racks, for instance, are usually flat and take up quite a bit of counter space that could be used for more bowls ... Read More »

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