After nearly a whole month without a new episode, the Gadgettes are back and badder than ever! We devote today's episode to examining the category dubbed "mommy tech" from this year's CES. By the end of today's episode, the entire mommy tech category is practically crying to it's own mommy.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video)… Read more
The Decorating Bag Holder provides a way to keep your frosting off the counter and even organize it for easy use. The stand is plastic, with metal legs that can fold in when you're not using it. It has two large spaces for holding large pastry bags, six medium spaces for holding disposable or smaller … Read more
Bundt cakes, as a rule, aren't particularly fancy. With the right pan, though, you can make your cake a little fancier. The Aloha Bundt Cake Pan is perfect if you're looking for a tropical feel. The pan's design shapes your cake to look like six small pineapples that form a ring. You don't even need to frost it to get a great look. Unlike many pans that mold details into a baking cake, the design on this pan is not so delicate that you won't be able to get the cake out of the pan … Read more
Cupcakes are fun to decorate and fun to eat. But occasionally, you have to bake a bigger cake. The Dimensions Giant Cupcake Pan from Wilton gives you the option of baking a giant cupcake, and sticking with the fun of decorating and eating a cupcake in larger sizes. The pan actually bakes the cupcake in two pieces--the top and the base--which you'll be able to assemble after backing. To put the pieces together, you'll need to spread a thin layer of icing so that the top and the bottom hold together. The fully constructed cake will stand about … Read more
I'm notorious for getting frosting just about everywhere when I start decorating cookies and cakes. A lot of that mess can be attributed to the tools I use, but an upgrade to Kuhn Rikon's Squeezable Decorating Kit seems like a simple solution. The kit includes decorating bottles that let you place frosting exactly where you want it without having to manage a big bag full of the sweet stuff. With the included decorating tips, your decorating job will be just as attractive as it might have been with a bag. The bottles provide a much better level of … Read more
Making a cake with multiple tiers isn't too hard, as long as you can start with a large enough base. But if you want to bake a small multi-tier cake, you may find yourself carving down larger cakes in the process. With the Multi-Tier Cake Pan, however, you can turn out small cakes with three tiers and none of the work. The pan bakes all three tiers as one cake, eliminating the need to construct the cake and only leaving you with the task of frosting.
The Multi-Tier Cake Pan can turn out four cakes at a time, each … Read more
Cake pops have become a popular cake-decorating project recently: you form a ball from cake scraps around a stick and then decorate with frosting and sprinkles. Preparing the cake pops for decorating can be the hardest part of the project, but the Brownie Pop Mold offers you a short cut. With the mold, brownies hold together better during the decorating process, making them an ideal base. Because of their consistency, you can bake brownies in a shape perfect for making a brownie pop. With cake, you must shape a pop after the cake has been baked.
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Over the past couple of years, I've seen several reconstructions of small treats, remade much larger. I've seen a peanut butter cup the size of a pie and a Twinkie that could serve eight. Williams-Sonoma has made recreating sandwich cookies much easier with the Sandwich-Cookie Cake Pan. The classic cookie is, of course, an Oreo--with the cake pan, you can create a chocolate cake and vanilla cream combo that matches. Just as easily, though, you can combine any other cake and cream flavors to make your own cookie. The cake pans (each set contains two) turn out cakes … Read more
Ah, the sun. Warm, friendly, and inviting; when a sunny day beams down upon us, we celebrate by flocking in droves to parks and beaches. No matter if you gravitate toward green grass or sandy shores, warm days always go better with food. Consider a picnic spread: fried chicken, salads, maybe some grill action going on. And then there is dessert. A nice big piece of cake...with melted icing. No longer must this scenario unfold in parks and coastlines across the land. If you're out enjoying the sun and need to keep your consumables cold, check out the … Read more