August 23, 2006
I've never decorated a cake in my life, but if you are serious about cake decorating, this seems to have it all.
The 101-piece tool set includes decorating tips 1, 2, 3, 12, 16, 18, 21, 32, 48, 67, 102, 103, 104, 125, 352, 2A, and 2D; cake icer tip 789, flower nail 7; a tip brush; three piping bags (8-inch, 10-inch, and 16-inch); 24 disposable piping bags; two standard and one large coupler; two tip storage bags; four tip covers; a tip saver; flower lifter; garland marker; three palette knives (8-inch and 13-inch angled and 8-inch tapered); eight paste food colors (1/2-ounch each golden yellow, no-taste red, brown, violet, pink, royal blue, black, and Kelly green); a practice board; 20 disposable decorating gloves; two bake-even strips; 8 ounces each of clear vanilla and clear butter flavor; a cake slicer; fondant roller; fondant smoother; decorating brush; Decorating Cakes book; and a tool caddy.
At 101-Piece Tool and Caddy Cake Decorating Set
July 31, 2006
We received a clay pie plate to review from Hess Pottery
The plate is made with natural red clay and is non-porous and lead-free. It can be used in the oven, dishwasher, and microwave. I had to wait to review it until my mom came to visit as she is the pie maker in the family. After debating about what type of pie to make—peach, cherry, blackberry—we finally decided just to make our favorite, lemon meringue pie.
Continue reading: "Review: Have a Pie Day Clay Pie Plate from Hess Pottery"
July 26, 2006
MMMMMmmmm. . . Cannolis. You wrap the pastry around these tubes, deep fry the pastry, and then remove the tubes and fill with ricotta cheese. The set includes four 5.75 inch-long tinned steel cylinders.
At Cannoli Form Set
June 29, 2006
I love ice cream sandwiches. With these molds you can make your own in the shape of a cow, pig, or chicken. Just bake a sheet of cookies and use the molds to cut the cookies while they are still warm. I suppose you could probably use any cookie cutters, but these are cute and come with a recipe and instructions. A perfect Fourth of July treat!
At Ice Cream Sandwich Molds
June 26, 2006
These cute cookie cutters already have a bite taken out of them. Confuse your guests and keep all the cookies for yourself! The cookie cutters are made from cast aluminum with no seams or sharp edges.
At Already Been Chewed Cookie Cutters
June 22, 2006
This gadget is designed to help when baking layer cakes. You fasten the strips around the outside of the pan and the cake rises evenly, without a domed top. It works on 8", 9", or 10" round pans.
Via bookofjoe at The Baker's Catalogue
June 21, 2006
We've covered some of these separately, but here you can buy four essential pieces in a set. The set includes: a Professional Series Adjustable Teaspoon (replaces 5 measuring spoons), a Professional Series Adjustable Tablespoon (replaces 6 measuring spoons), 1/2 Cup Scoop, and a Pro Adjust-A-Cup (replaces 6 conventional measuring cups).
March 17, 2006
Next to macaroni and cheese, meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. But it definitely isn't healthy. The product description for this pan claims it makes a healthier meatloaf. The top pan allows the fat to drip through the holes. The bottom pan is a basic, nonstick 5-1/2-by-10-1/2-inch bread or loaf pan.
At Lo-Fat Meatloaf Pan Set
February 8, 2006
Whenever my mom visits, she insists we make a pie. And whenever we make a pie, she complains about the crust, and the transfer of crust to pan never works out. Well, I've found her next birthday present: The giant spatula. It has an aluminum blade and an arcylic handle and is 10 x 10 inches.
Via bookofjoe at The Baker's Catalogue (put giant spatula in the search box at the upper left, where it says "keyword").
January 30, 2006
I just ordered an Elmo cake for my two-year old's birthday; I'm afraid I'm not artistic enough to attempt it at home. But if I were, this would come in very handy with the decorating. The turntable can be set at three preset angles--12 degrees, 24 degrees, and level, securely locking into place when necessary. It is 12 inches and has a nonstick surface.
Via bookofjoe at Amazon