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Square Shovel Measuring Spoons

Square Shovel Measuring Spoons

I wasn’t skilled at building sand castles when I was little, but I did have an awesome, brightly-colored, plastic shovel and bucket set that I happily used to transform sand into vaguely mountainous structures. This set of Square Measuring Spoons with Long Handles brings back those memories because they look just like that shovel set I had, even down to the shape of the scoops! ... Read More »

The best inexpensive stand mixers

Kitchen Aid Classic Plus

A mixer is a crucial tool to have in the kitchen, especially if you do a lot of baking. They are so efficient at whipping egg whites and mixing dough that the it’s almost crazy to try to do everything strictly by hand (or with a whisk) all the time. A hand mixer is a great tool – not too expensive and it gets the ... Read More »

Acorn Cakelet Pan

Acorn Cakelet Pan

Acorns are not plentiful in my neck of the woods. There is a walnut tree near my year, so around this time of year I notice an upsurge in the number of squirrels attempting to bury things in my yard, however. I picture this pan as being a kind of  homage to nut-gathering animals everywhere. The Acorn Cakelet Pan makes 18 mini muffin-sized cakes shaped ... Read More »

World Series Baking Gear

The Philadelphia Phillies are ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays 3-to-1 so far in the World Series, with game five scheduled for later tonight. The Rays might make a comeback and hang in for at least another game. The Phillies might knock one – or more – out of the park and end up taking the pennant home. No matter who you want to win, ... Read More »

Why you need a cake cover

Airtight containers are idea for storing baked goods and keeping them fresh. They keep moisture in and unwanted things out. And when I say unwanted things, I include nosy pets that can’t resist trying to taste your cake when your back is turned. Plastic wrap will keep moisture in your baked goods, too, but you can’t beat a good sturdy cake cover for resilience in ... Read More »

Spiderweb Tiered Cake Stand

Spiderweb Tiered Cake Stand

If you bake on a regular basis, you probably already have one full-sized cake stand at home for serving and storing cakes. Cupcakes usually require more room than a regular cake, but often fit on a regular cake stand for presentation purposes. If you’re hosting a big group and serving more than a dozen cupcakes, you’re going to need a little more space to showcase ... Read More »

Finger Food Plates

Finger Food Plates

Since the holiday season kicks off with Halloween and leads into two months full of holiday parties, family get-togethers and other seasonal celebrations, this seems like the perfect time to check out some little things that might be a big help during the entertaining season. And when I say “little things” I really mean little things. Finger Food Mini Plates are just about the cutest ... Read More »

Pumpkin Cupcake Pan

We’re heading into crunch time when Halloween is concerned, and if you want to get into the pumpkin-decorating spirit without carving open a big squash, a cute Pumpkin Cupcake Pan just might fit the bill. This is a standard muffin tin that has pumpkin-shaped depressions around each muffin cup. When you batter rises – whether you’re baking a cupcake or a high-rising muffin – it ... Read More »

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