Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Neat Stuff: Circular Silpats

After these few weeks of non-pastry/desserts/anything-sweet-related posts, you're probably thinking the same thing I am:  

Where's the Bakery related stuff in "Nads' Bakery"?!

I promise... less food and more baking related posts from here on out.........
.......maybe... at least for the time being.

I'm making these decorated cookies for my friend's birthday so I'll be posting photos of those as soon as I'm done with it, but in the meantime...

There is a restaurant supply store called Chefs Toys that I go to quite often for my kitchen supplies.  After shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and other ridiculously over-priced stores at the beginning of my baking adventures finding this store was like finding $20 in a pair of pants I haven't worn in a long time.  Ok, well maybe a little better than that.  Items are significantly cheaper and I often find things I wouldn't find at other kitchen supply stores... like these babys.

Circular Silpats

Circular silpats for cake pans!  Well, not the actual Silpat brand but definitely close.  There were no price tags on them so I went to the check out counter and asked them to do a price check.  

ME: "Could I get a price check on this, please?" as I held out the 6" circular silpat.
CHEFS' TOYS PERSONNEL: "Let's see.  It is, two forty ($2.40)."
CTP: "Yup.  Two forty."
ME: "NO!  .......................................REALLY??"
CTP: "Yeah. Two forty."
ME: "WOW!!!"

It was quite comical.  Yeah, it's only a 6" round but still... if it were Williams Sonoma or Sur la Table it'd be $10.50.  So, I got one 6" and a 8" (8" was $3.30) for a grand total of $6.20.  AWESOME.  Now, I just have to test it out to make sure it actually works.  Stay tuned.


  1. Those are very practical!



  2. awesome find and what a steal. i wonder if you could imagine other uses for those babies

  3. If there's something I enjoy more than eating, it's finding a killer bargain that (eventually) leads to eating. Surely this is made in China, so I'm also glad you're supporting "my peoples".

  4. i love it when that happens! I got 2 springerle cookie molds for 30 bucks... $15 each. I was already excited that I found them at a store... to find them at a bargain price compare to $30 + online was even more exciting! hahaha... but still i'm learning that buying all the toys to keep up with my baking hobby isn't that cheap... >.<