Guest Picks: Baking and Decorating Goodies for Fall Treats
Cutters, pans, sprinkles and other kitchen supplies to make your fall baked goods look as yummy as they taste
Fall is and always has been my favorite season. I'm happy to leave the hot, sticky summer behind me. While I understand why many have a passion for spring, to me, it just means that the hot, sticky summer is ahead. No, I'm all about fall: the crisp chill in the air, the promise of soon-to-fall snow (without the actual inconvenience of said snow), the smells and flavors of cinnamon and ginger and pumpkin. But anyone who knows me knows I'm not just about smells and flavors, but about making food that looks like fall, too: pumpkin and apple marshmallow pops, leaf and squirrel cookies, turkey cupcakes. Here are some goodies that might help you capture the look and taste of fall in the kitchen. — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie
You must bake pies in the fall. I swear there's a law somewhere. Whether it's in this fancy dish or a tin pan from the market, you must bake pies in the fall.
I haven't the slightest idea where I would keep such a single-use contraption in my small kitchen, but if I had plenty of space for cool stuff and random gadgets, I'd add this vintage-feeling apple peeler.
While I'm kind of a little afraid of squirrels in real life (I live in a major city where squirrels have no fear of people), somehow for fall baking I find them adorable.
Cupcake picks are the best. All you have to do to add flair to a cupcake is open the package and stick.
So you don't forget which is which (I'm thinking pumpkin and apple butter here), pick up some labels. These are also great for when you make 100 jars of pumpkin butter and want to give a few as gifts.
I want this. I know, I know, it's another one in the category of "single-use items to have to store," but it's so dang cute.
Cover any sweet with sprinkles to add sparkle.
I don't know. I'm a little skeptical about these Turkey Cakelette pans. I find that it's so hard to bake a cake that keeps its shape and design. I guess that's what the decorating is for.
You can apply these pre-printed, edible icing sheets to more than just cakes. Cut the sheets to fit cupcakes, cookies or even marshmallows.
Bear with me, I know it must be strange to include store-bought sticks with fall baking, but I would use these as alternatives to skewers for caramel apples.
Candy corn, candy corn, everywhere candy corn. I've seen a ridiculous number of candy corn–inspired treats: cookies, madeleines, cake pops, cakes, even waffles. Funny thing is, not many people actually like candy corn, just foods that look like it.
I can't ever hear the words "whoopie pie" and not think of Bob Eubanks and The Newlywed Game. Dang, I'm old. But back to baking. This is a fall-themed whoopie pie pan. Hee hee, "whoopie."
You can make any of your favorite cupcakes and turn them into fall treats with cupcake wrappers and picks. Meri Meri has some of my favorites.
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