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Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan, reviewed

Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

If you prefer your ice cream served in a cone or waffle cone instead of a regular cup, the Wilton Ice Cream Cookie Bowl Pan might be the perfect addition to your bakeware collection. The unusual pan allows you to bake bowl-shaped cookies that act as an edible dish for serving ice cream. The pan has a half dozen fluted cavities, but it is used ... Read More »

Tovolo Slide Pops, reviewed

Tovolo Slide Pops, reviewed

Push up pops go by many different brand names, but the popsicles are all very similar. They’re packed in a (usually) cardboard tube with a plastic base that has a stick attached to the bottom it. The stick serves both as the popsicle’s handle and as a tool to push that plastic base up, forcing the popsicle up to the top of the cardboard tube, ... Read More »

Wilton Bake Even Cake Strips, reviewed

Wilton Cake Strips, Reviewed

Cake strips are a tool that many bakers use to ensure that their cakes turn out perfectly every time. They are strips of fabric or silicone that wrap around the exterior of a cake pan and are supposed to help cakes bake more evenly. One popular brand of cake strips are the Bake Even Cake Strips from Wilton, which come in adjustable sizes and can ... Read More »

Making Perfect Pizza at Home with Craftsy

Proscuitto, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pizza

Making bread at home is very satisfying, and one of the most fun breads to make is pizza. Pizza dough can not only be turned into a filling meal, but it offers a hands-on experience where you can play with the dough to shape it and dress it with all your favorite toppings. Pizza dough is easy to make, but it isn’t easy to get ... Read More »

Limited Edition Watermelon Oreos, reviewed

Watermelon Oreos

Oreo has been coming out with all kinds of limited edition flavors, giving consumers new flavors to look forward to throughout the year. Some flavors have been bigger hits than others, such as the Halloween Candy Corn flavor that sold out before the end of September the first year it was released. This summer, Oreo fans will find limited edition Watermelon Oreos in stores (I ... Read More »

Macarons, Sprinkles and the Swatch Pastry Chef Collection

Swatch Pastry Chef Collection: Macaron Watch

I have a lot of timers in my kitchen. They keep me on schedule and prevent me from forgetting to check my baked goods at the appropriate time. I have oven timers, microwave timers, cell phone timers and, of course, my watch. A watch is both a tool and a fashion accessory – and I have never seen watches that are more appropriate for bakers ... Read More »

Craftsy & The Wilton Method: Baking Basics Class

Spoon-Iced Vanilla Bean Layer Cake

Layer cakes always look impressive when you set them out for dessert. Professional bakers make them look easy, but when you try the same recipe yourself, you might find that the process of baking a professional looking layer cake is a lot more difficult than it seems. The cakes can dome or crack as you are baking them, leaving you with a lot of uneven ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Marshmallow Pan, reviewed

Marshmallow Pan

I always enjoy having a batch of fresh, homemade marshmallows around the kitchen for snacking and hot chocolate emergencies. Marshmallows are easy to make – especially if you have a stand mixer to speed the process along – but getting them to look picture perfect is a little bit tricky. The marshmallow mixture needs to be molded while it is still warm, preferably in something ... Read More »

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