Blooming buttercups on your plate

Bring the good luck of a buttercup to your table with the Buttercup Cakelet Pan.

The Buttercup Cakelet Pan
The Buttercup Cakelet Pan Williams Sonoma

Blooming buttercups have been a symbol of good fortune, as well as happiness, since Victorian days. You can share the good fortune with your friends and family by way of the Buttercup Cakelet Pan, which allows you to bake six cakes in the shape of blooming buttercups at a time. Each flower will have details like petals baked in, but you can easily make them even more festive flowers with a bit of icing or other decorations. If buttercups aren't exactly right for the situation, though, the miniature cakes you can bake with this pan are also ideal bases for custard, fruit or other toppings because the shape will hold fillings in place.

The Buttercup Cakelet Pan is cast-aluminum with a nonstick finish. Not only is it durable, but the material guarantees that your cakelets will release easily with all their details intact, especially if you brush the pan with a little oil and dust with flour. However, the Buttercup Cakelet Pan should be washed by hand and is not oven safe beyond 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It measures 15.5 inches by 10 inches by 1.75 inches. The pan is made by NordicWare and is available for $36.

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