I learned to bake with baking tins, so that’s what I call them, although today they are often made of glass, ceramic, silicone, aluminum, aluminized steel, carbon steel, non-stick anodized aluminum, cast aluminum, and iron. Many people call them baking pans. It doesn’t matter. The only thing that you need to keep in mind when you are buying new baking essentials is that darker metal gets hotter than lighter metal, so the baker may have to adjust the heat and the baking time.
Bundt pans German-born and are good for coffee cakes or cakes that don’t need frosting; they are self-decorating and therefore make us look like good bakers. The hole in the middle causes cakes to bake more evenly.
Cupcake tins or trays are, of course for cupcakes. But you can bake cookies in them and they will prevent your cookies from melting together. Cupcake tins make softer, chewier cookies.
Hemisphere cake tins are novelty-shaped for fun cakes. You can make a dome cake or if you bake two, a whole sphere cake.
Loaf tins are usually used to bake something slowly, like a banana or zucchini cake, in other words, anything you like to served sliced like a loaf of bread. These are unfussy cakes.
Muffin tins are a little deeper and straighter up than cupcake tins. If you are not a professional baker, you can easily make do with just one tin, and use it interchangeably for muffins or cupcakes.
Pie tins are for, of course, making pies. They are round, shallow, slope-sided and usually have a fluted rim to hold the edge of the crust.
Tube pans or Ring Pans are perfect for lighter, more delicate cakes, like tall angel food cakes. Their high sides are tapered which allows for faster baking because the heat surrounds the inner part of the cake.
Round cake tins have seamless, straight sides and are the best ones for cakes that you want to fill. If you have different sizes, you can even make a tiered wedding cake. This shape is ideal for sponge cake recipes.
Springform cake tins are the ones that clasp and unclasp easily, and are a must for cheese cake or crumb cake. You can even leave the removable bottom under the cake when serving.
Square baking tins are simply square. They are ideal for making brownies or bars. Bars are an American treat, and usually made from fruit with a crumbly topping and cut into bars to serve.
Tart tins are similar to pie tins, except they are much shallower. Also, they have straight-up sides. They often have fluted rims, but not always.
Traycake tins are also called baking sheets or sheet cake tins or jelly roll tins. They are shallow and have upturned edges. These tins are used for cookies or any of the above-mentioned cakes.
What kind of baking tin were these sweet-potato-banana-dog-biscuits made in?
What kind of baking tin was this planter made from?
What kind of baking tin was used to put together this party sandwich?
What kind of baking tin is being used as a sewing kit in this photo?
What kind of baking tin was used to make this wall clock?
What kind of baking tin is being used in this photo as a tray for nuts and bolts?
What kind of baking tin was used to make this white chocolate piñata?
What kind of baking tin was used to make this creative pumpkin cake?
What kind of baking tine was used to make this painting?
What kinds of baking tins were used to make this parts organizer?
What kind of baking tin was used to plant this succulent garden?
What kind of baking tin was used to bake this appetizing vegetable and pesto dish?
What kind of baking tin is being used to make ice with lemon & lime slices?
What kind of baking tin is being used for a puppy to nap in?
What kinds of baking tins were used to make this tiered caddy?
What kind of baking tin was used to make this cake stand (that isn’t holding a cake)?
What kind of tin has this cat taken over to use as a lounge table?
Tattoos have been around for more than 5,000 years. Egyptians, for example, used tattoos to differentiate between peasants and slaves, a kind of social branding. But ink art, which is what some fans like to call tattooing, has really exploded in the past 25 years. But not all of us have succumbed to this fad. And many of us who don’t have a tattoo have a favorite mug. Having a tattoo or becoming attached to a mug are not dissimilar. According to research, 60% of Americans say they have an emotional attachment to a favorite mug. And about 40% said their special mug was irreplaceable, and about 1/3 of those said they would be devastated if it broke. Personally, I think that most of these people don’t have tattoos. Mugs and tattoos are both an extension of our personalities, and both express the way we would like the world to perceive us. That is not to mention, of course, that those of us who have tattoos or mugs are often irrationally attached to them.