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Nordic Ware Pinata Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Pinata Cake Pan

A pinata cake is a cake that has a surprise inside, just like the pinatas that you might find hanging up at a kids birthday party. The cakes are constructed to have a hollow space in the center and that space is filled with sprinkles, candies or chocolates, which come spilling out when the cake is sliced. It’s a fantastic effect to show off at ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Chick Silicone Mold

Chicago Metallic Chick Silicone Mold

Chicks are a traditional shape for marshmallow Peeps and they’re the most popular, even though Peeps now come in a variety of different shapes for various holidays. When you see a chick around Easter, you’re going to think of a Peep, and that is exactly what I thought of when I spotted this Chicago Metallic Chick Silicone Mold while out shopping for Easter goodies. The ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Easter Bunny Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Easter Bunny Cake Pan

It has been many years since I believed there might be even a hint of truth to the story of the Easter bunny hopping into my yard and hiding eggs for me to find on Easter. The Easter bunny remains a holiday staple, however, in bakeware like this Easter Bunny Cake Pan from Nordic Ware. The pan allows you to easily create a three dimensional, ... Read More »

3D Peeps Pan

3D Peeps Pan

Peeps are one of the most fun candies you can eat around Easter. The fluffy marshmallows manage to have a good mix of sweet and cute that makes the a favorite for people of all ages. There are a few Peep pans out there, but none will make a Peep as impressive as this 3D Peeps Pan. The pan bakes a giant Peep that is ... Read More »

Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold

Peeps Silicone Mold

Peeps are one of the most iconic Easter candies – right up there with hollow chocolate bunnies. The colorful, sugar-coated marshmallows are enjoyed every spring by both young and old. They’re so popular, that they’re soon going to be available year-round and there are all kinds of spin-off products that allow you to enjoy Peeps in other ways. This Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold is one of ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Mini Heritage Bundt Pans

Mini Heritage Bundt Pans

One of my favorite bundt pans is my Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt. I love its unique spiraling shape and its deep ridges make for a very dramatic cake. I recently noticed that this design is now available in a different size: mini! The Mini Heritage Bundt Pans, which are also made by Nordic Ware, have the same look as the larger pan in a single-serving cake ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Wilton Mini Flower Pot Cake Pan

Spring is the season when the snow begins to melt and flowers begin to peek up from underneath the earth to catch a few rays of sunshine. Flowers also work their way into spring baking projects in the form of decorations, as well as a few edible flowers here and there. It’s easy to decorate a cake with a flower motif, but Wilton’s Mini Flower ... Read More »

Chef’n Sift’n Sieve

Chef'n Sift n' Sieve

There are always things that need sifting or straining in the kitchen. Cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar usually need to be sifted to get any small lumps out before mixing them into a batter. Flour  also sometimes should be sifted before use. When it comes to straining, fruit juices and purees often need to be strained to remove seeds and unwanted pulp before use. You can ... Read More »

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