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Wilton Severed Finger Halloween Cupcake Toppers

Wilton Severed Finger Halloween Royal Icing Decorations

Halloween is about both tricks and treats, and when you can get both of those things into one package, you know that you’re on to something! Wilton’s Severed Finger Halloween Cupcake Toppers look amazingly realistic and are a fun/scary decoration to incorporate into your Halloween baking. The fingers are made of dried royal icing and come in a package of 10. The package includes fingers of different ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Cookies & Cream Cookie Butter, reviewed

Trader Joe's Cookies & Cream Cookie Butter

Cookie butter is an indulgent treat, a peanut butter-like spread that is made of crushed cookies, rather than nuts. Biscoff Spread is the original cookie butter and has a sweet, slightly spicy, brown sugar flavor, however there are plenty of other cookie butters available out there. Trader Joe’s already has a plain cookie butter – their version of the original Biscoff – and has come ... Read More »

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan, reviewed

Wilton Bone Cookie Pan, reviewed

There are a lot of elaborate Halloween cookie pans on the market these days. There are pans with elaborate monster, witch and pumpkin designs that promise you can simply press your dough in and let the pan do the work in the oven. These pans look and sound great, but the finished cookies sometimes have so much going on that they look muddled. Sometimes a ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Salted Caramels, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Caramels, interior

Every year for the past three years or so, Trader Joe’s has stocked its shelves with delicious Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. These candies are bittersweet chocolate shells filled with a creamy caramel and topped with a generous pinch of sea salt. They’re very good, especially for those who enjoy a salty-sweet treat. This year, I noticed that Trader Joe’s decided to offer a twist ... Read More »

Jet Puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows, reviewed

Jet Puffed Candy Corn Marshmallows, reviewed

Candy corn is a seasonal staple in the fall and, whether you like the triangular fondant candies or not, there is no doubt that you will recognize them instantly when you see them. Their signature orange and yellow colors are striking and many people – from large brands to individuals, like me – use them as inspiration to create other seasonal sweets. For instance, my Candy ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcake Pan, reviewed

Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin baked goods are a sign of the fall, as are pumpkin-shaped baked goods. You can test your sculpting skills with a sharp knife, or you can head to your favorite kitchen store and pick up a pan that allows you to make pumpkin-shaped cakes easily. The Wilton Mini Pumpkin Cupcake Pan caught my eye when I was out shopping for Halloween accessories the other ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon and Candy Corn Frostings, reviewed

Betty Crocker Maple Bacon Frosting

There are all kinds of seasonal candies on the market, but candies aren’t the only products that get a seasonal twist. Almost everything in the baking aisle – from sprinkles to cake mixes – changes to suit the seasons and give you some alternatives to plain vanilla and rainbow sprinkles for every time of year. That said, I was surprised when I saw two new ... Read More »

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor, reviewed

Magimix by Robot-Coupe Food Processor

A food processor is a great tool to have in the kitchen that sometimes gets overshadowed by stand mixers, which have become iincreasingly visible over the past several years. Food processors might not be quite as glamorous at first glance – though I would argue that this one in particular looks pretty good – but they can handle a tremendous number of functions if you ... Read More »

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