Heritage Bundt Cake Pan
My tastes tend towards the classic, so a straightforward Bundt pan has always been a good fit for me and my cakes. However, a few weeks ago I decided plain just wouldn’t do and I bought this art deco-inspired mold. Sleek and modern, it’s Bundt 2.0. Williams Sonoma; $34.95
Designer Cake Stand
This is a gift you’ll get if you’ve made it to Santa’s “Nice” list. I hope I’m on it…Frances Palmer’s handmade ceramics are uniquely beautiful. This cake stand is just one of her collection’s pieces that makes my heart skip a beat.
My signature look? An apron. I wear one from sun-up to sun-down. Sometimes, I run to the supermarket and realize I’m still wearing it.
I could not live without this thing. Period.
For The Cake Baker-In-Training
It looks much different 20-odd years later, but this is one of the reasons why I do what I do today. Easy Bake Oven; $54.95
Good Reading From Kitchen Arts & Letters
If you or your gift-ee don’t live in New York City, get a gift certificate to Kitchen Arts & Letters. This is the most magical book store for the kitchen-inclined. (For example, check out this book of 108 plated desserts from French chef Thierry Marx. It may only be available in French, but the photos are universally appealing.)