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Sandcastle Cakes for summer

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mini castlesI can’t remember the last time that I went to the beach and built a sandcastle. I suspect that it has been years. But it’s not due to the fact that I don’t like sandcastles. In fact, sandcastles hold a lot of the same fantasy appeal for adults that they do for kids, which is probably what led to the design of this Sandcastle Cakelet Pan. The nonstick pan has six mini bundt cakes – two in each of three designs – modeled after real sandcastle designs.

A friend of mine already has this pan and the resulting cakes look great, especially if you opt for a yellow or other sandy-colored cake when you bake. The only thing to note is that, like so many highly intricate pan designs, it is crucial to grease the pan as well as you can (cooking spray will ensure you get all the nooks and crannies) to avoid sticks when you go to turn the cakes out for serving.

If you need (or want) something larger, Nordicware offers a full-sized sandcastle bundt pan, as well.

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  • Noah
    August 9, 2007

    I love my full-size sandcastle bundt pan, but just a tip for those looking at fancy bundt pans: most aren’t the standard 12-cup size. That means that you need to be careful with your recipes. If more than one layer is required, don’t pour all the batter in or else your sandcastle will become and oven sandvolcano.

  • Cate O'Malley
    August 9, 2007

    How cute are they?! I’ve seen the large sandcastle pan, but never the mini ones. Added to my wish list. 😉

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