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The best cake decorating accessories 2017

The Great British Bake Off is responsible for getting many of us in the baking (or cake eating) mood. Although, if the thought of donning a pinny sounds like a bit too much effort for your liking, these cake decorating accessories might just change your mind. 

From piping to proving, if you’re a novice in the baking world it can seem far more technical than you first realised. If you want to start simple, pallet knives or icing smoothers are a great way to jazz up the foolproof fairy cake (even if you buy these pre-made, we won’t tell!). 

You’ll get a professional finish with minimal effort which is perfect for last minute baking or a somewhat mess-free afternoon with the kids. 

Piping nozzles, ball tools, and pearl sprays may seem complex, but they’re really very simple and can help you can achieve a professional look with shop-bought icing or a simple buttercream instantly. 

If piping and moulding isn’t for you, a simple food colouring can make all the difference. We’ve picked a few of our favourite accessories that should get you started in the kitchen. On your marks, get set, BAKE!

Our pick of the best cake decorations to buy today

If you’re going to try your hand at baking for the first time then this 7 piece cake baking set will supply you with the basic elements you need to make a cake. With two mixing bowls and 5 measuring cups you can whip up a treat in no time. They stack neatly making them easy to store and they are plastic which means they are child-friendly and easy to clean.  

The ProCook Silcone Spoonula is a handy tool that is great for pouring batter or cake mix into a tin smoothly and evenly without getting it everywhere. It may not seem very exciting, but if you want to take your baking seriously, you’ll need this in your kit. It is made from a durable material that is safe to use on hot pans and is easy to clean in the dishwasher. It also has a hanging loop if you like to have your accessories out on display or easy to reach.  

If you want an easy way to brighten up any bake, these 8 paste colours will do the job nicely. This is a cheap way to get creative and they are much more effective than standard food colourings. They’re small but go a long way, however if you like purple and red, you’ll need to use a little bit more for a vibrant shade.  

This huge 42 piece cake piping nozzle set may seem a bit excessive but you’re sure to impress your mates with all the designs you’ll be able to create. Although this may seem a little overwhelming, these are actually some of the best cake decorating accessories for beginners.  You get 2 piping bags and a variety of nozzle sizes and shapes. While these are not the finest piping nozzles on the market, they get the job done nicely.  

If you want to try your luck at a multi-tiered cake, then the Wilton Easy Layer 15cm Cake Pan Set allows you to cook 5 layers at once. If you’re impatient in the kitchen and want excellent results fast, then this is the cake tin set for you.  

This huge cake decorating set is the ultimate piece of kit full of the best cake decorating accessories for kids. It’s really cheap and easy to use, so you can try your hand at bespoke cake designs. Despite the price, this set is actually of great quality and would be just as suitable for serious bakers. Perfect for anyone who is looking to mould detail into their icing.

If you want to take your cake decorating skills to the next level then you need to try this Lakeland Anti-Gravity Pouring Cake Kit. You can create a novelty cake with ease that will make you look like the next Mary Berry. It comes with easy instructions but if you’ve only just perfected the fairy cake, maybe sit this one out. If you are a parent looking to wow with your next homemade Birthday cake, grab yourself one of these for easy brownie points.

Glitter makes everything better, despite it being a nightmare to clean up. But this Scrumptious Sprinkles Edible Glitter is a must-have when it comes to the best cake decorating accessories for Christmas.  This set contains 100% edible glitter that comes in four colours: gold, red, green and silver. The packs are only small, so you will need to use sparingly but for anyone thinking about getting into a bit of festive baking, add these to your kit list.

These cute Beatrix Potter themed cake toppers are the best cake decorating accessories for children’s parties or tea parties. Each character is nicely detailed giving them a high quality feel and they come in a box which makes them great for gift giving. If you aren’t the most skilled at cake decorating then these are an easy but effective way to create fun cupcakes.  

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CHEF REMI ANNOUNCES LAUNCH INTO THE ITALIAN MARKET – SYS


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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Chef Remi recently announced that they are launching their popular line of kitchen accessories and tools into the Italian market.

After a very successful few years in the USA, which have seen Chef Remi become one of the most popular and sought after provider of kitchen tools, they have decided to launch in Italy.

“We’ve done very well in the USA over the last couple of years. Our brand has struck a chord with cooking fans all over the USA who want high quality kitchen accessories that were also affordable.

We believe that you do not have to choose between slaving away for hours to create wholesome homemade meals, or serving your family processed, ‘convenient’ trash.”

Chef Remi believes that, when you have the right tools and tips, you can cook nutritious meals that will fill you with goodness and energy, every day of the week, without feeling like you need a degree in nutrition.”

“Our kitchen tools are designed for easy use, and they are for anyone who understands that cooking meals from scratch is the only way to stay fit and healthy. You’ll never have to count calories, grams of fat, carbs……it just works.”

Chef Remi also believe that families that sit down together for a home cooked meal are a stronger family.

“We know most people are time-poor. We want to help everyone out there who has a real passion for cooking, but find they never have the time to prepare homemade meals.”

Following their success in the USA, Chef Remi have now launched into the Italian market for the first time.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring our high quality, affordable and easy to use tools to Italian families.

Products include:

  • Award winning kitchen shears that are the sharpest on the planet
  • A fantastic time-saving 3-in-1 one avocado slicer
  • No-more-mess grill mats so you never need to clean your grill again
  • A bestselling digital cooking thermometer to eliminate food poisoning accidents
  • Super-fast herb scissors that cut herbs five times faster than a knife or ordinary scissors
  • A clever apple slicer that can slice and core apples in one second
  • An ingenious pizza cutter that can slice pizza without damaging the crust or cheese
  • An innovative water melon slicer that slices, cores and serves melon direct from the rind with no mess

Chef Remi believes that families are the centerpiece of society, and communities are stronger when they sit down together, even if it’s over a quick, wholesome meal. “We believe that every child deserves a home cooked meal with a family who loves them.”

Media Contact: Rhett Lewis, Simply LBS Ltd, 3105987384, [email protected]

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Stretch Your Dollar: Tips for saving money on groceries

(WTNH)– For a lot of us, the grocery bill is one of the biggest expenses of the week. We are stretching your dollar with five easy tricks that could save you money.

The problem is so many of us are stuck in our routines. When you branch out, you may find you can save more.

These tips comes from Business Insider:

Have non-perishables on hand! When you don’t have something on hand, that’s when people will typically reach for the phone and a take-out menu.

Get familiar with ethnic markets! When you buy specialty items from these stores, you’ll find it’s a lot less expensive than at your regular grocery store.

Get picky about recipes! Avoid choosing one with recipe-specific ingredients. Think about the chances of using it in another dish before you hand over the extra cash.

Shop in-season products!

And number 5, don’t forget to pick up some kitchen accessories at the Dollar Store instead! The caveat to that is don’t go in a Dollar Store if you’re one of those people who typically over-spends.

And here’s a bonus tip, you always have those friends who ask what you want for your birthday or the holidays. Ask for gift cards! It’s a great way to get ahead financially and maybe treat yourself to something you wouldn’t normally buy.

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Worldwide Coffee Grinder Market Segment by Manufacturers – KitchenAid, Mr. Coffee, BLACK+DECKER

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This report also studies Coffee Grinder market based on product type and its applications forecast to 2022 from 2017. The extensive study of Coffee Grinder to understand qualitative and quantitative aspects leading to product defintion, product cost, Coffee Grinder revenue, opportunities, and threats are covered. This research is fueled by latest Coffee Grinder trends and market statistics which will enhance the decision-making process of the business. 2017 Worldwide Coffee Grinder Research Report conducts a comprehensive study of the top manufacturers based on their company profile, Coffee Grinder sales revenues, consumer volume, production rate, and competitive market scenario.

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Further, Coffee Grinder report offers vital information related to Coffee Grinder consumption volume, development history, Coffee Grinder market presence, market dimensions, and cost of raw materials involved. The Coffee Grinder development strategies followed by top players, the growth expected during the forecast period, and Coffee Grinder limiting factors are covered in this report.

Top Players of Coffee Grinder Market:

1 KitchenAid
2 Mr. Coffee
3 BLACK+DECKER
4 Hamilton Beach
5 KRUPS
6 Gourmia
7 Quiseen
8 Bodum
9 Baratza
10 Cuisinart
11 Capresso
12 3e Home
13 Hario
14 Philips
15 DeLonghi
16 Bear
17 SharkNinja
18 Epica
19 JavaPresse Coffee Company

Coffee Grinder Market division by Geographical regions:

North America
Europe
China
Japan
Others

The evaluation of Coffee Grinder market is done in parts as follows:

Coffee Grinder Market division by Product Type:

Electric Burr Grinders
Electric Blade Grinders
Manual Grinders
Others

Coffee Grinder Market division by Product Applications:

Home Use
Commercial Use

2017 Worldwide Coffee Grinder Research Report is a useful research material for all the existing and emerging market players to gain knowledge about the key market insights. Lastly useful research conclusions, data sources, Coffee Grinder marketing channels, Appendix and Coffee Grinder feasibility study is carried out.

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FREY: Hilarious book of Hoosier slang a real humdinger

How can anyone in the women’s locker room at the Frankfort YMCA pass up a book called “How to Talk Hoosier?”

The back of the book says it all: “When the railroads in Indiana brought the early Hoosiers north from the Ohio River, those folks brought more than their wagons and skillets. They brought their language.”

And indeed they did.

Some of them are commonplace — phrases and words I have heard or read before.

Others, not so much.

Here goes.

Back tock is impudent talk.

A bullyrag is to abuse or scold vehemently.

A chimley is a brick, four-sided thing up on your roof that Santa Claus comes down at Christmastime.

An Indiana Swinger is a man who wears bib-overalls and no underwear (Is that really a thing?).

A bubgaboo is a small, evil creature that comes down chimneys and kidnaps naughty children.

Deep-po: “We had ta go down to the deep-po to meet the train from Lafayette.”

Droors are underpants.

An Irish nightingale is a bullfrog.

Pee-kid: ” You poor child, ya suhr do look pee-kid this mornin’.”

A poke is a brown paper bag in which groceries are put.

A blatherskite is a person who talks way too much.

And for those who would like a list of genteel curse words during times of aggravation, read on: by cracky, by gravy, I’ll be dogged, I’ll be jiggered, gosh all fishhooks, hot-diggity, what the blazes, I don’t give a hoot, tarnation, thundernation and phooey.

And finally, this question from an amorous woman to her husband: “Is your rhubarb up?”

Can’t make this stuff up, folks!

Alvia Lewis Frey is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at alewisfrey@aol.com

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Inside JCPenney’s and Peers’ Strategic Holiday Sales Initiatives …

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Department stores and retailers are taking serious initiatives to gear up for the crucial 2017 holiday season. JCPenney (JCP) plans to hire 40,000 employees for this holiday season, while Macy’s (M) plans to hire about 80,000 seasonal associates at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores, call centers, distribution centers, and online fulfillment centers, to cater to the growing traffic during the holiday season.

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According to the National Retail Federation, retailers are expected to hire 500,000–550,000 temporary workers this holiday season. This estimate range indicates a decline in the holiday seasonal employment from last year’s 575,000.

Strategic initiatives

Department stores are expanding their merchandise offerings to boost holiday sales in 2017. On October 12, Kohl’s (KSS) announced that it will be enhancing its toys assortment with additional popular brands and products. Some of the exclusive toys collection at Kohl’s include Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Superfriends Batcave, Star Wars Episode 8 Figure 4-Pack, PJ Masks Deluxe Headquarters Play Set, Hot Wheels Step2 Road Rally Deluxe Raceway, and Barbie Dolphin Magic Ocean View Boat.

On October 10, JCPenney announced the launch of Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney holiday collection. This collection, which will be available beginning November 12, will include women’s apparel, accessories, and home decor items.

In collaboration with Electrolux Home Appliances, JCPenney has announced the launch of Frigidaire kitchen appliances effective October 1 in about 600 of its JCPenney appliance showrooms and on JCPenney.com. The company also launched a new collection of cookware and bakeware by chef and Food Network personality Ayesha Curry to enhance its offerings of kitchen products.

We’ll discuss the importance of online channels this holiday season in the next part of this series.

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How to save energy while cooking

How to save energy while cooking





If you want to save money on your monthly energy bills, consider these tips to conserve energy in the kitchen:

Install energy efficient appliances. The most effective way to cut down on energy usage in the kitchen is by selecting the right appliances. Go for the Energy Star certified refrigerators, dishwashers, and vent hoods to make your kitchen as green as possible.
Replace old pots and pans. Studies show that warped pans waste 50% of the heat used on a stovetop, whereas flat pans utilize energy almost all energy. Upgrade your cookware and save big!
Invest in high-quality cookware. While you’re at it, invest in high-quality cookware. Glass and ceramic pans are better in the oven, while pans with a copper bottom work best on the stovetop.
Cut down on cooking time. This seems obvious, but reducing the amount of time you use appliances will result in lower energy bills. Try defrosting frozen items in the refrigerator or in a bowl of warm water instead of using the microwave and avoid opening the oven door when it’s in use to avoid heat escaping.
Use countertop appliances as often as possible. Countertop appliances like rice cookers, pressure cookers, and slow cookers are energy efficient and easy to use. Switch to the slow cooker for preparing soups, stews, and meat dishes to save energy you would have used cooking on the stovetop.
Embrace leftovers. Cook in large batches and refrigerate or freeze the leftovers for easy meals that you can heat up quickly later. This will save on overall cook time, which is great for you and your energy bill!

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