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 a guide for arranging the blocks into patterns to form letters and numbers. Simply place the blocks as desired (you can follow the included guide book, if so inclined) and pour batter around the blocks. When removed, the negative space left by the blocks creates the pattern.
But why stop there? For the undecided types (like me), this is a great cake pan because it lets you bake more than one type of cake at once (as long as they have the same cooking times, that is). For those of us who can't easily make up our minds, we can finally have our cake and eat another one, too.