Looking at the Alphabet Cake Pan, the first thing I think is that I would be able to bake two (or three, or four...) different cakes in one pan--at the same time. I have often wrestled with the age-old question, which type of cake should I make? Ultimately, as I wait for the whichever cake I chose, I realize I should have made both. Now, with the Alphabet Cake Pan, I can.
The pan measures 14 inches long by 8.5 inches wide and comes with 12 hollow blocks. An imprinted grid on the bottom of the pan serves as … Read more
I get cravings for sliders--the small hamburgers that certain fast food joints and pubs make -- every so often. I live in the wrong state for my favorite sliders, though, and I've been working on finding a substitute for a while. I've got the flavor just about right, but actually cooking those burgers can be a pain. If I'm making dinner for the whole family, it feels like I stand at the stove or grill for hours trying to make enough. The Big City Slider Station speeds up the whole process.
This pan can cook up five … Read more
I like a little precision when I cook: I like being sure that my chicken reaches the 165 degrees Fahrenheit that guarantees I won't have any problems after dinner. Being precise is a lot easier if you know what temperature you're dealing with. ThinkGeek's Digital Thermometer Pan can provide that information. The pan itself is a normal nonstick skillet on the outside, but it has a thermometer on the inside and a digital readout in the handle.
The thermometer has some basic controls: it can be set to notify you when dinner reaches that perfect temperature and … Read more
I start my fall baking fall with Halloween treats and then I'm onto Thanksgiving festivities. While it's easy to find Halloween cookie cutters and Christmas cake pans, though, it's surprisingly difficult to find baking gear with a simple fall theme. The Acorn Cakelet Pan is one of the best I've found; whatever batter you bake in it turns into an acorn-shaped treat, complete with details like stems.
Williams-Sonoma offers this high-quality pan, specially made for the company by Nordic Ware. It's cast aluminum with a nonstick finish--an absolute necessity if you want to get your … Read more
There is no shortage of options when it comes to determining the best way to bake any number of oven-based recipes. Take, for example, the noble pizza: there are pizza stones, pizza bricks, grilled pizzas, and even those perforated pizza pans, which are said to distribute heat more evenly. The mesh-bottom pie pan from BrylaneHome takes a cue from these pizza-cooking options.
The Crispy Crust Pie Pan promises to end soggy bottom pies by incorporating a mesh screen as the base of the pie pan. If it works anything like the similar perforated-pizza sheet, it should keep pies from getting … Read more
Do you want a simple way to bring life to your photos? Photo to Movie is a fairly basic concept which adds drama to average photographs. Once you have your chosen photo, use the intuitive tool set to choose your starting and ending frames to create a camera path across the image. The end result is a slow motion pan across a photograph or several photographs, making for excellent slide shows with extremely smooth animations. You can even add music to make it more dramatic. If you're looking for a way to make a photo DVD, a personalized screensaver, … Read more
It's hard to say whether this is innovative or just another company jumping on the touch-based gesture bandwagon, but Pandigital's announced a new line of digital photo frames with "intuitive" touch controls. Not surprisingly, the line's called PanTouch, but what's weird about it is that the whole touch part doesn't apply to the screen itself but the frame around the display.
What's this mean exactly? Well, check out the image and you'll notice that good looking index finger is touching the edge of the frame, not the screen itself. The press … Read more
Little did we know that the cupcake craze was actually a symptom of a much larger desire for individualized desserts. Sure, we've always had tartlets, creme brulee, and pudding. But lately we've noticed a couple of ideas for turning normally communal desserts into single-serving affairs.
For example, why bake a whole pie when you can bake individual slices in one of these pans? The 2/3-cup, wedge-shaped stoneware pan, which we first saw on Baking Bites, bakes a perfectly sized slice of pie (or other pastry) so you don't have to worry about the crust falling apart … Read more
It's a fact: cool people like the crust of the brownies (the part you find around the edge of the baking pan). One can think of these as the patriots of brownies: just enough hard cookie edge before they meld into warm gooey goodness. But in a conventional pan, unless you can secure a corner piece you're often left with one of those 'socialist' pieces. The Baker's Edge solves this dilemma with its innovative 'no corner piece left behind' design.
The unique pan equals one rectangular 9x13 or two 9 inch round pans, and will get your … Read more