3 Easter Gifts for the Cook in Your Life
Candy Easter Cake Some people may joke that Easter is almost a second Christmas, but it’s not a joke in many households. Gone are the days when a small basket of eggs and chocolate was enough to make someone’s...
Some people may joke that Easter is almost a second Christmas, but it’s not a joke in many households. Gone are the days when a small basket of eggs and chocolate was enough to make someone’s Easter special — now you need to give something a little more. If your loved one enjoys cooking, buy a gift that will expand your chef’s options in the kitchen, and if you really want to be sweet, bake an Easter treat with the new bakeware, too.
Bundt pans provide the perfect shape for yummy Easter and springtime cakes. Rounded and decorative, cakes made in Bundt pans are beautiful with or without frosting and decorations. Just pour the cake mix in, bake the cake and flip over the pan for an instant high quality cake.
Another option for the cake lover is the springform pan, a round cake pan with easy-to-remove sides and bottom for simple cake decorating and stacking. Bakers who have wasted time and ruined cakes in the past by scraping them out of solid round pans will be amazed at how convenient the springform model is.
A fondue set is ideal for the cook who loves desserts on the healthier side with just a touch of sweetness, or for the cook who values appetizers as much as desserts. Melt chocolate for fresh fruit dipping (you can also dip marshmallows, graham crackers and any number of sweeter options).Use the same set for melted cheese and bread, crackers and veggies.
Bake your loved one an Easter cake, cupcakes or other treat this Easter and then give the new pans to keep for the kitchen. If you’ve already bought chocolates or other sweets, simply tie a ribbon around the new bakeware you buy or stuff the pots and pans with Easter grass and treats in lieu of a basket. While your budget for Easter gifts probably doesn’t rival your winter holiday shopping, it’s a sweet gesture to get your loved ones something a little extra that will last beyond the day.