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Old 03-04-2007, 10:37 PM   #11
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How about those silicone baking items ?
I'd love to have them myself.
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:57 PM   #12
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I'm thinking a gift certificate to his or her favorite store
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #13
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How about those silicone baking items ?
I'd love to have them myself.
Just from experience. I have some of those silicone baking items. They are fabulous from a non-stick point of view. However, let's talk about a regular loaf pan.

The dough/batter fills the pan in the normal way but during baking the sides of the silicone pan "splay" out. This results in a much flatter loaf.

Until the makers can design a pan that can produce a more straight-sided loaf, I prefer traditional glass or metal loaf pans.

Because the silicone is flexible, the pans will produce a somewhat flattened product.

As for gift certificates, I like them as much as the other person. However, I would much prefer someone taking the time to seek out and purchase something I might like. That is, to say, they shoud know what I like to begin with.

I'm not trying to be critical but, from my point of view, I appreciate the time and effort my sweetie would take to purchase something I would cherish.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:16 PM   #14
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Williams-Sonoma has some great stuff, though a bit expensive. I love Target for all my baking needs. They have nice stuff and some of it is quite cute.

Cookie Press
Silicone Bake Set
Mini Bundt Pan
Baking Set

Assorted extracts and oils:
vanilla
almond
lemon
orange
mint
rum
chocolate
berry
coffee
anise
cinnamon
maple
walnut

You could even buy some good quality chips (semisweet, dark, white, milk chocolate, butterscotch, cinnamon, peanut butter) and some other fun stuff.
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:10 PM   #15
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I would give such a person some beautiful candles, bath oil/salts, a nice bottle of wine and an invitation to dinner at a fabulous restaurant.

Your friend may like to bake but needs a break from time to time. This is a celebration after all.
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Awwww...StirBlue you are such a romantic. :-)
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Old 03-10-2007, 04:57 AM   #17
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DH has bought me some beautiful decorative caketins. I have a metal one for a dozen rose cupcake size cakes, and a silicon sunflower, these are my favourite two. They each came with a bunch of flowers....roses and sunflowers respectively. Te rose one also came with rose water and rose syrup, and both were great gifts!
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