Octo cake pan

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  1. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    I saw this at my local WS retail store a few weeks ago (I'm the new owner of a mezzaluna!). I think they wanted ~$35 for them.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Now I've figured this out - the octopus cake pan is made by Nordic Ware (probably a Bundt cake pan) and is an Williams Sonoma exclusive.

    Fancy Bundt pans (like castles) are very popular right now.

    I saw a poll on a cooking website - do you love or hate the octopus cake pan? 330 people had voted and more than 80% loved it!

    WS has some fancy messalunas, Dan!

    Nancy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    ...An now I will know that a messaluna is a half moon knife when my Banking VP Chef sister (with her two kitchens and grill zebo) tells me she spent a fortune on yet another knife. She bought a knife for my house for when she visits - kept sheathed in the drawer at all other times - because she could not tollerate any of mine :roll:. (even for a weekend).

    Nancy, I'm glad you think the pan will work with a bunt cake since I can manage one of those if the grand kids help :mrgreen: I also figure I can make a geletin salad for Xmas with it (if I can find my old instructions) for ... something different. If all else fails it will make a great beach mold. All that predicated on it going for ten dollars under retail, including shipping and there are already several bidders.

    Some of us cook, some of us eat 8-).
     
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    DHyslop Architeuthis Supporter

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    That's fantastic! Here's why I got the mezzaluna: 101 Cookbooks: How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother
     
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    A co-worker actually forwarded to me a link to this octo cake pan a couple of weeks ago. Popular item it seems!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    It would be fun, if several of us got the pan, to have a decorating contest and post our octopus cakes here on TONMO.com!

    Nancy
     
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    I think Williams Sonoma would like it very much too if a bunch of us got the pan :)
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Maybe WS and NordicWare should be rewarded for being creative enough to come up with an octopus cake pan! I'll bet they sell a lot!

    I called and asked my local WS about the pan and they said it required a Bundt-type cake to be dense enough so that you could see all the features in the design. It's supposed to come with recipes.

    Interesting knives you all have for chopping!

    Nancy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Recipes? OH, you mean the instructions on the back of the box, right?

    Thanks Dan, I forwarded the link to my sister. She DOES grow her own Basil ...
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    well, the cake pan is already up to retail price once you add in the shipping costs so I will wait until it is less popular. It turns out WS also has a kids octopus apron so I will have to watch for a pair of those too :roll:

    I may not let them call me Grandma but I catch myself acting like one more than I like to admit :hmm:
     
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    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    This pan will go on my xmas list! Maybe it will be cool enough to bake by then.

    Do the kids call you D? I never know who my nephew means by aunt M.
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Melissa,
    Your nephew MUST be referring to you, aunty M, who else in the family has been to OZ?

    Yes, the grand kids call me D and the neices and nephews, Aunt D. I told my son I would accept GD as a nick name but he and his wife immediately negated the idea :twisted:. NaNa, Mimi, GaGa etc are just not my thing and the G word is out of the question. I admit to being their grandmother, they just don't address me that way.
     
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    Well, I was in Williams Sonoma today and what should I see but the Octopus Cake Pan - cuter than the photos, and they had baked and decorated one themselves.

    So I now have an Octopus Cake Pan and will be baking an octopus cake within the next few weeks. I just need to figure out what to use for the suckers!

    Nancy
     
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    Froot Loops?
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Those would work! :smile:

    I was thinking of using white chocolate chips turned upside down, and outline each of them!

    Possibilities are unlimited!

    Nancy
     
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    An entirely different context for, say Cuttlegirl to tell Nancy "I'm gonna get you suckers" than how it's normally said... :tomato:
     
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    Please keep making decorating suggestions! I think the kids can handle the white chocolate chips (and the diners will find them positive) so that one goes on my list but more premade add ons are desired!
     
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    Next time I go to Walgreens, I'm going to look in the candy department for small colorful candies. I thought about slicing small gumdrops, but they might turn dry.

    Nancy
     

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