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Pirate Ship Cake Pan

Pirate Ship Cake Pan

You sunk my battleship!This nifty Pirate Ship Cake Pan from Wilton reminds me of a piece from an old Battleship! board game I used to have. The small piece from the game and the cake pan have almost the exact same design on a much bigger, and much more edible, scale. The cake depicts the top few decks of a large ship and has a ... Read More »

The Cupcake Courier

I am constantly traveling with baked goods. Cookies, cakes, muffins, pies – you name it and I’ve packed it up into my car and carried it off to be shared with friends. As you might expect, I have a number of different kinds of cake carriers and other assorted airtight containers for toting treats. I’m also always on the lookout for new ones. Much like ... Read More »

Giant Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pan

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Pan

When I first saw Wilton’s Giant Cupcake Pan, I thought that the bakeware company had outdone themselves in the design department. A giant version of one of the cutest baked goods out there, and a specialty pan that isn’t tied to any particular season and can be used year round? A clear winner. At least, until I got a look at Wilton’s new summery version ... Read More »

Garden Patch Cakelet Pan

Garden Patch Cakelet Pan

There are some vegetables that any kid – no matter how picky an eater – will happily munch away on. Vegetables made out of cake, for instance, fit this description quite well. This Garden Patch Cakelet Pan is a new piece of bakeware at Williams Sonoma this spring. It bakes 20 miniature cakes, each of which is roughly the size of a mini-muffin, in carrot, ... Read More »

The Kitchen Sync Cookbook

Kitchen Sync Cookbook

I love all of my cookbooks and use them often. But these days, more often than ever before, I’m looking for recipes (or recipe inspiration) online, too. Cookbooks are easy to take into the kitchen. Computers – even laptops – are somewhat less so. The problem is not gaining access to the recipe, but handling the book/laptop while you’re trying to handle various ingredients and ... Read More »

Silicone pastry brushes

Silicone pastry brushes

A pastry brush isn’t the most vital tool in a baker’s arsenal, but it is one that comes in handy from time to time. It is also one whose function can’t easily be performed with other tools. The brush is used to spread liquids and glazes onto the surface of foods, like adding melted butter to the tops of cinnamon buns or some milk/cream to ... Read More »

Egg-cellent Easter Pans

i like egg puns

We’re coming down to the wire on Easter and if you’re at all interested in baking some Easter-shaped goodies, this will be your last excuse to go out and pick up a neat specialty pan for doing so. Personally, I’m the type that might hold out until they’re on sale right after Easter, though I know that usually means I’ll have to hang on to ... Read More »

Coffee Mugs, cookies included

Cookie Mugs

When I was a kid, my favorite mug – for hot chocolate back then, not coffee – had a ceramic frog in the bottom of it that was slowly revealed I drank. It wasn’t the novelty of seeing the frog that made me like the mug, though it certainly was cute, but simply knowing that there was more to my simple hot chocolate than met ... Read More »

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