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Celebrate 60 years of bundt cakes with this anniversary edition pan

Sixty years ago the world changed… for the better. One day the world was dark, somber, gray, and boring. Then one day a new cake came out of the oven. Poodles jumped for joy, housewives rejoiced, and little kittens began playing with balls of string.

Now you can celebrate this glorious event by throwing your old Bundt pan into the recycling bin and buying this special edition pan. It’s got the larger original dimensions, handles for easily removing it from the oven, and a beautiful non-stick finish that  leaves sharp edges on your cake.

Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original Bundt Pan

You can still get the older finish with pretty colors to make these fabulous cakes.
Nordic Ware The Original 12 Cup Bundt Pan Assorted Colors

Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens has a veritable plethora of Bundt cake recipes.

Bundt Cake Bliss: Delicious Desserts from Midwest Kitchens

Betty shows you how to level that curvy cake:

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Candy Melter/Heated Electric Palette Set

This brings me back to my formative years in art school; where we played artist and model and sucked on our brushes while the teacher explained shadows.
CK Products Candy Melter/Heated Electric Palette Set

Unlike a painter’s palette, this heated thinga-ma-bobby keeps your chocolates and other coatings warm. You’ll appreciate this if you make fabulous chocolates and truffles.
This is what Amazon.com has to say about it

Small portable electric heated palette designed to melt candy coatings for decorating candy molds. 10 sturdy aluminum cups and caps for 10 colors. Melts coatings in 30 minutes and maintains even temperature without overheating. Low temperatures make it safe and easy to use. Instructions included.
CK Products Candy Melter/Heated Electric Palette Set – Amazon.com

What can you do with this?

chocolate bunny
Try making some super-cute chocolate bunnies! This palette keeps the candy flowing for those colored-accents. Here are some suggestions from CandyMelter.com

Choose the holiday candy molds, melt specific candy colors for that holiday.

  • Red, green and white for Christmas molds.
  • Orange melts for Halloween chocolate treats.
  • Valentine chocolate hearts, red and white candy coatings.
  • Easter, have the candymelter palette set with pastel colored
    chocolates; yellow, white, blue and dark merkins to decorate
    chocolate bunnies, chicks, and chocolate eggs.

CandyMelter Palette Projects

While the cups are too small to do a large painting, this may be perfect for small encaustic pieces.

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Norpro chocolate shaver adds the finishing touch

Make some sexy chocolate shavings for that decadent chocolate, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate cake. Just grab a block of Scharffen Berger chocolate and use this shaver to make those sexy curls.

Norpro Chocolate Shaver

Super Chocolate

Jacques Torres of Chocolate Haven is one of the greatest chocolatiers in the world. Here’s a video profile from Epicurious.com.

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Chocolate guns are deadly and tasty weapons

On one hand you’ve got chocolate. Something that makes us weep with joy.

Solid Milk Chocolate Candy Handgun

On the other hand, you’ve got guns; which make people weep with sorrow.

Together it’s like the scene in Do the Right Thing where you read “love” and “hate” on Radio Raheem’s knuckles.

chocolate hand grenade

Chocolate Weapons is the place to go for a true Death by Chocolate experience.

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Marshmallow Roasting Fork Set

If you like your marshmallows roasted the old fashioned way then you’ll love these marshmallow roasting forks. The chrome plating makes it easy to clean and the long handles keep your fingers from getting burned.

Rome's 8 Piece Marshmallow Roasting Fork Set, Chrome Plated with Multi Colored Handles

If you like cooking your marshmallows without fire, check out the microwave s’mores maker.

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Microwave s’mores for the modern family

Ah the fun memories of the family sitting by the campfire microwave making s’mores.
Progressive International Microwavable S'Mores Maker

Why worry about nasty things like bugs, smoke, snakes, and scary bats chasing little Teddy like homicidal maniacs. No, gather the kids and pull out the microwave. The Microwavable S’Mores Maker brings this camping adventure indoors.

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