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Old 03-04-2007, 09:37 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, 09:57 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, 10:30 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by middie
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, 04:16 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

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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, 10:10 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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Old 03-09-2007, 11:27 PM   #16
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Awwww...StirBlue you are such a romantic. :-)
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:57 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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