The West Bend Community Memorial Library is delighted to announce the new Baking Pan Collection that is now ready for library users to checkout. The nineteen kits can be found on the second floor above the Puzzle Exchange. Every kit comes with a pan and an information sheet with decorating ideas and rules for borrowing. They can be checked-out for 2 weeks and a $5 fee will be charged if a pan comes back unwashed. The cake pans include Barbie, Batman and Batman Emblem, Bear with bow tie, Beer mug, Big Bird and Big Bird face, Easter Bunny, Circus clown, Cookie Monster Chef, Cross, Fire truck, Garfield, Gravestone, Mickey Mouse, Race Car, Snowman, and two Tweety Bird pans. CLICK HERE to view the whole collection and request one for yourself!
While you are upstairs browsing the cake pans, make sure to peruse our cake baking and cake decorating books in the 641.8653 call number section. The Complete Photo Guide to Cake Decorating is an essential reference for novice and expert cake decorators, and is available in print and as an ebook. Learn piping and other special techniques such as airbrushing, chocolate wrapping, shimmer & sparkle, and more. Erin Bakes Cake: Make, Bake Decorate by Erin Gardner is packed with super handy tips and mouth- watering recipes. It is is a mix of fundamental baking techniques and creative genius. The recipes in Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts At Home by Tessa Huff are organized by style, such as Decadent Desserts, Kids’ Cakes and Party Treats, or Classic Cakes with a Twist. Each dessert highlights a different decorative element, artistic pastry technique, or presentation idea. It is filled with hundreds of beautiful photos too.
If you enjoy the process of creating desserts that are delicious as well as beautiful from the inside all the way to the “icing on the cake,” these books are for you. Check them out along with a kit from our new cake pan collection. Please call the Reference Desk at 262.335.5152 for questions.