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
When my family has cake, slicing it can turn into a production. My mother just wants a sliver. My cousin was the biggest slice he can talk me out of. And I just want a medium slice. The S-XL Bundt Cake Mold makes cutting all those different sizes of slices much easier. The cake pan has grooves that translate into different cake slices, making cutting the cake just a matter of lining up your knife with the lines on the top of the cake. It lays out a variety of slices, so that you can portion out pieces that will … Read more
In my family, carrot cake is a sign spring is coming. I don't know what it is about February and March, but something about those months just has me reaching for the carrots and the cream-cheese frosting every year. The Carrot Cake Pan from King Arthur Flour offers a nice touch to my typical carrot cake. The glazed stoneware pan is perfect for baking a moist cake--and you can pop the cake out easily if you're planning to decorate it. However, just adding a coat of cream-cheese frosting on the cake and leaving it in the pan can … Read more
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
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The stock tracking and community site Cake Financial is getting some interesting new features, including its first branded financial instrument, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that rolls up the best stock ideas from the Cake communuty.
Cake CEO Steve Carpenter believes that of the approximately $100 billion that consumers pay for stock management services, "a lot is wasted." He's built a service that identifies the stock picks from the best performing members in his community, and lets other users take advantage of their investing skills. Importantly, Cake doesn't show you just which stocks have done well … Read more
We've all been asked what we would do if we could change one thing about the planet. In my experience, answers to this question have ranged from simple requests, like making the grocery store down the street stay open 24 hours, to impossible, but virtuous, desires like undoing the invention of nuclear warheads. When I was growing up, my answer was always that I would eliminate war. Naturally, though, as I got older and more experienced in the ways of this life, I realized a world without war is next to impossible.
For as long as we've lived … Read more
From the "perhaps trying a bit too hard" department--visitors to the Voodoo PC Web site were greeted today by an image of the upscale custom-PC builder's page engulfed in flames, with animated fire and smoke billowing upward. Needless to say, you can't currently order a system from the site.
Of course, now that Voodoo is owned by computer giant HP, this may signal a shift in the integration between the Voodoo and HP brands. It may even have something to do with the cryptic cake-cutting message from Rahul Sood, the Voodoo founder who is currently the … Read more