I'm still not sure what I think about the whole cutesy cake pan trend, but I think it's pretty safe to say that it's here to stay. This time whimsical fun is presented in the shape of an octopus. The octopus cake pan is made from heat-responsive cast-aluminum by NordicWare (who is probably the undisputed champ of whimsical cake pans) and is exclusively available at Williams-Sonoma for $38. Now I think this would be a great cake for a child's birthday party (or perhaps a marine-biologist), however I have a problem pony-ing up $40 for something I might use once or twice. What do you guys think? Octopus Cake Pan, love it or hate it?
I don't know if you've noticed, but there seems to be a real trend in wonderfully cutesy molded cakes. And leading the way in the molded cake parade is Williams-Sonoma. For the last few seasons, they've come up with some great pans (train set, football stadium, ice cream cones) and now they've got one for an adorable classic Easter bunny. Just bake the two cake halves and join them together with frosting. You can then use colorful frosting and candies to give your bunny a full look, or just dust with powdered sugar. I don't know about you guys, but I'm wishing my kitchen had room for all these charming cake pans. This Bunny Cake Pan seems too cute to pass up. Made by Nordic Ware in cast aluminum (for even baking) with a nonstick surface - $36.95.