Heart Shaped Cake Pans
One of my most enduring memories of childhood was learning how to bake cakes with my mother. It was always a special occasion when she got out her only fancy cake pan for us to use, which was a tin heart shaped cake pan. It was wonderful to finish the cake, and take just that little extra time to cover it in frosting, and add strawberries for that extra touch. The wonderful part was that it didn't have to be Valentine's Day to use it, we used it just because.
Back in those days the choice of cake pans was limited, but that is not the case today! Heart shaped cake pans come in all shapes and sizes, and materials. You can make large cakes, small cakes, tiny cakes, muffins, cupcakes even with the range of pans available. You have a choice of tin, silicone, nonstick, springform and more.
This article has a look at almost the full range of cake pans available on the market today, and all are in stock at Amazon to make shopping easy. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to make a heart shaped cake. Just imagine the smile on your friends and family's face when you put your creation on the table.
Classic Heart Cake Tins
I call these the classic cake tin, because they are the one that everyone used to have in the kitchen. They are just as useful today as they once were. They've remained popular because they are hard wearing, and they cook a cake extremely well.
These cake tins today come in a variety of finishes. Mostly they are made of aluminum, some are anodised to give them a gleam on the outside, and others are coated with non-stick coating to help you remove your cake more easily.
Cooking with these tins is also very simple. You will need to grease the tin with butter, or oil or some type of substitute. Afterwards you can put some baking paper on the bottom to help in the removal of your cake. Once in the oven, the aluminum helps to evenly cook your cake. The material has lasted as a cake tin because it works so well.
The good thing as well is that there is a great variety on the market at a cheap price because they are so popular. Just have a look at the range of heart cake tins available in just the small selection I've picked from Amazon at the side and below. Some of the moulded ones are truly beautiful, and good value if you are likely to get a lot of use out of them.
If you're after a solid cake tin then the classic heart cake tin is just what you need.
Heart Shaped Springform Pans
The great news is that if you want to do a unique cheesecake or any other cake which unmolds best by removing the sides as one, that you can get a heart shaped cake pan in a springform version. Springform pans are an especially useful version of the classic cake pan. They have a separate bottom onto which the sides clamp, and this allows you even more versatility.The pan was specifically designed for cakes which have a delicate side and bottom, such as the previously mentioned cheescake, but also tortes and any other cake which needs kinder handling.
Most springform pans available today use a nonstick coating which helps the cake come cleanly from the tin with the minimum of fuss, but they are also available in aluminum and even steel, although this is harder to find, and costs a great deal more. The best today are from Wilton, who make cake tins for almost any occasion.
Silicone Heart Shaped Cake Pans
Silicone bakeware is a more recent invention, and is now all the rage for cooking. Many people are a little bit afraid of the cookware because it looks so plastic and flexible, but this is its main advantage, especially when you are cooking something which needs a moulded shape which you need to get out cleanly.
Silicone can take high temperatures which makes it great for cooking. Also, you don't need to worry about oiling the cake form before adding your batter. After cooking all you need to do is give it a little twist and the cake pops straight out!
The biggest concern most people have is the flexibility of the pan when trying to get your cake into the oven. This is overcome very easily with some support underneath. A cookie sheet is all you need, and you can get your cake out afterwards on it.
The silicone heart cake pan will store easily. You can even crush it down with a lot of other cake forms in the cupboard without damaging it. It's a truly revolutionary way to cook your heart cake. Silicone has also gone down in price as the popularity of it has increased and you'll find some great deals around.
Heart Shaped Mini cake, Muffin and Cupcake Pans
The small cake is one of the latest trends. Instead of a huge cake which may not be eaten, each person can have their very own little cake, and on the table they look just superb. While one cakes looks good, small cakes can be artfully arranged on the table or on a multi-layered cake stand to great effect. And you don't have the waste. Think of this: four little hearts can even become a four leafed clover. Really, your mini-cakes are only limited by your imagination.
Cupcakes are the trend which does not seem to be disappearing any time soon. They are pretty, and petite and taste terrific. Need I say more? A heart with thick red frosting, or delicate white with strawberries, is only the very start of where you could take this.
Mini cake heart cake pans, and muffin pans are available in all shapes and sizes. What you find in a large can pan you will find in these tiny ones as well. There is aluminum, silicone, nonstick, and even more. They come in multi pans, or even single tiny pans which are great for portion control. The selection at the side is only just the tip of the iceberg on what is available.
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