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Pumpkin Patch Pan

Pumpkin Patch Pan

It must be fall when a new generation of pumpkin shaped pans hits the shelves at kitchen and home stores. These pans always have a special appeal for me because there are so many pumpkin breads and pumpkin cakes out there that need absolutely no frosting to be delicious. This means that the pumpkin shapes of the pans usually have more impact than those of other pan. The golden brown of the cake gives the pumpkin cakes just about all the decoration they need.

This particular pan, the Pumpkin Patch Pan, is a departure from some designs I’ve seen in the past. The shapes aren’t quite uniform in size, so a display of the finished cakes will have a fantastic, natural pumpkin patch look – at least, natural when compared to a pumpkin patch filled with identical pumpkins. I can see this pan fitting into a kitchen for someone who does a lot of seasonal entertaining. The cakes will make a great presentation on a dessert table. And we all already know that people love to snack on individually-sized treats, instead of reaching for a slice of a full-sized cake, when they’re available.

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  • Shauna
    September 11, 2008

    I’ve had this pan for a little while, and it’s been a huge hit with my family (they especially love the different sizes – fights break out for the big ones). We like to make the obligatory pumpkin muffins with this pan, but we also like to shake it up and try mini zucchini cakes and chocolate cakes. My military co-workers in Hawaii (who missed experiencing Fall) loved to see these cakes pop up in my cubicle. It was a sure sign that winter was near, which always signaled the arrival of my mint chocolate snow-top cookies.

    Hooray for Fall!!

  • megan
    September 12, 2008

    I love this pan! I once saw it for $19.99 and didn’t get it. I’ve been kicking myself ever since. I did get the decorative pumpkin loaf pan though.

  • Jade
    September 14, 2008

    Nice Pumpkin Shaped Pan! Creative idea to stack the halves together to make a whole pumpkin! I like it!

  • Catherine
    September 15, 2008

    I love this pan. It’s been a huge hit with everyone… & the pumpkin spice cake recipe it comes with is delicious!

    I also have the “Great Pumpkin” pan that’s no longer available from Williams-Sonoma. It has 2 halves that you frost together to make one 7-inch-round (ish) pumpkin.

  • Kelly
    September 30, 2008

    Where can I find pumpkin puree? Or can I make it from a regular can of pumpkin? — A lot of fall recipes call for it and I’m having the hardest time finding it!

    Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Nicole
    September 30, 2008

    Kelly – Canned pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie filling) is pumpkin puree, so it sounds like you’ve already found it.

  • Alexandro
    December 19, 2008

    I bought a similar pan for my granny last year but she doesn’t use it 🙁

  • HsvsRsvsesv
    March 7, 2010


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