Category Archives: Gear and Gadgets

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 »

Choosing linzer cookie cutters

Linzer cookies, as I’ve mentioned before, are typically made with two cookie rounds – one of which has a windowpane cut-out – sandwiching a jam filling. There are lots of special linzer cookie cutter sets out there to choose from to make the cookie making process easier. All of them include large and small cookie cutters, and most have a plunger-type system that allows you ... Read More »

Holiday Elf Apron

Aprons are designed to help keep flour and other foods off of your clothes when cooking, and most give you a pocket or two just in case you need to slip a spoon or some small ingredient in there when your hands are full. They’re not crucial kitchen equipment – although it is nice to be able to wipe your hands on your clothes and ... Read More »

Snowflake Cake and Mini Cake Pans

Snowflake Cake and Mini Cake Pans

The Igloo Cake pan is probably my favorite new piece of bakeware this season, but Wilton’s Snowflake Cake Pan and Mini Snowflake Cake Pans come in a very close second. The pans have a great amount of detail in them, blowing up a tiny winter symbol to avery visible – not to mention delicious – size. The large pan bakes a deep, single snowflake, while ... Read More »

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