Win a Profiline PushPan Baker’s Pack, valued over $170!

Sponsored by www.pushpan.com.au

Fifty Shades of Cake is giving one lucky baker, the ‘ultimate’ in cake pan technology from Profiline.  This pack includes seven Profiline PushPans: Four 12cm pans and one each of the 18cm, 22cm and 26cm pans, valued at over $170!

That moment of truth for any baker, turning a cake out of its tin and crossing your fingers…!  End this pain now, no more nail biting moments, no more ’wish I had of lined it better’ moments.

THIS PAN IS THE REASON I THREW MY OTHERS IN THE BIN – TRULY!

The loose-based tin has a silicone seal in its base, which guarantees that no cake mixture can leak out of the tin, leading to a smooth and easy release with no rough or damaged edges.  It’s non-stick but not Teflon, you grease the pan with butter, simply to make the sliding action easier!

The Profiline PushPan has a uniquely integrated silicone seal on its loose base which guarantees that not a single drop of cake batter will sneakily escape the pan! Water-bathing a Cheesecake? Easy….no foiling required, no sealing needed.  Not a drop of water can ease in…trust me, I tried!

It really is as simple as ‘Bake, Push, and Serve’

Before each use, you need to grease the inside of the PushPan and top of the base with butter (or margarine) before pushing the silicone sealed base into the cake pan.  This allows for easy release of the base.  After baking allow the cake to cool, then place the PushPan on a can from your cupboard and push down evenly to release the base.  Voila – cake perfection!

Profiline PushPan features:

  • Unique integrated silicone seal (FDA approved).
  • Patent seal technology.
  • Only completely watertight, leak-proof loose based cake pan.
  • Heavy gauge steel with IILAG Swiss Technology Non-Stick Coating (PFOA free).
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
  • Oven safe to 260°C.
  • Comes in six sizes: 12cm, 18cm, 20cm, 22cm, 24cm and 26cm.

The Profiline PushPan is available from independent cookware retailers across Australia.

To enter to win all you need to do is follow the Rafflecopter Link on our page at  Fifty Shades of Cake & write in the comment section below in 25 words or less, what WONDERFUL CAKE you would LOVE to make where this Pan would make a huge difference !

The winning entries will be judged based on their creativity and fabulous-ness!
TERMS & CONDITIONS

Giveaway open to Australian & New Zealand residents only.

Employees or family of the Promoter are not eligible to enter.

Entries close October 25th, 2012.

Winners will be selected on the strength of their answers (game of skill) and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be notified by email & and announced on Fifty Shades of Cake with written consent by the winner.

Your entries may be shared via the Fifty Shades of Cake Facebook Page.

Any entries posted by the Promoter to Facebook will be accompanied by the first name you use to post your comment.

Facebook is not a contributor, promoter or connected to this Giveaway.

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Visit www.pushpan.com.au for local stockists.

Fifty Shades of Cake & The KitchenAid ~ More than a ‘Jewel in the Kitchen’

** LOOKS AMAZING BUT IT’S MORE THAN JUST A JEWEL IN THE KITCHEN**

So much talk about the KitchenAid, from hobby baker, to novice, to kitchen proud mums worldwide, there’s a reason these machines are featured in so many commercial kitchens!  

When we started Fifty Shades of Cake in August this year, KitchenAid kindly sent me their incredible Electric Blue Platinum Collection Stand Mixer to play with, funny how much more I used it when I had a new colour in my kitchen!!  (I’m the proud owner of the Candy Apple colour).

If you have one of these beauties in your kitchen, you’ll understand why they are much loved.  If you haven’t got one, love to own one, then read on.  If you’re undecided about the purchase, then let me give you a little run down of why I am infatuated with the product.  

Besides it’s iconic look, glossy finish and impressive reputation, this surpasses any mixer I have ever owned in the last 15 years, and by goodness, I have owned many.  There’s always been a concern I’ve had with manufacturers of mixers, no-one ever seemed to combat the issue of ingredients blending entirely from the base of the bowl – hands up who’s had that awful gut wrenching experience of ‘assuming’ your batter is mixed, taking off the beater, pouring into your prepare tray, only to find a clump of butter/shortening or other product stuck to the base of the bowl?  Only to have to start the process all over again, after a good scraping?

The most unique feature that springs to mind after using it, is the ability to ensure that all ingredients are mixed thoroughly from the base of the bowl (yes, I still stop and check to see if butter has been captured – a die hard habit from previous machines).  With this, I never have to worry.  All my batters that call for softened butter are gathered, blended and mixed perfectly.  

“The unique planetary mixing action allows the beater to spiral to 67 different points within the bowl for quick, complete mixing. The KitchenAid Stand Mixer has the highest beater-to-bowl coverage in the industry”.

Ok, so maybe I am a little too addicted to whipped cream, but I did a test.  I timed how long it would beat pure cream into whipped fluffy delight (for a pavlova I was making) and here was the result… impressive huh?

I used a 200ml container of pure cream.  Used the stopwatch on my iPhone to start the timing the minute I turned it on ‘full speed’ – turned my back for a nano second to check on a crawling baby in the kitchen, and before I knew it, I had perfectly formed peaks!!  1 Min, 28 Secs – WOW!

The stand mixers feature a glass bowl (the one featured here) with a pour spout and measurement markings; stainless steel bowls that fit the mixer are also available for separate order. I personally love the glass, easy to clean, lovely to see coloured batter adorned against the vibrance of the machine.  The mixers feature a tilt-head design for easy bowl access and can accommodate eight to nine cups of flour.  A 10-speed slide control ranges from a very slow stir to a fast whip. Compared to the other mixers I have owned, they are reasonably quiet, so quiet in fact that I was able to ‘late night’ bake with two sleeping bubbas within ear shot, neither heard a thing! That in itself sells it for me!

You get three basic accessories with the Stand Mixer: a flat beater for mixing batters, making  dough or mashing potatoes (yes, this is a huge favourite in our house, the fluffiest tatas ever); a dough hook for kneading everything from soft dough to stiff pizza dough; and a wire whip for beating egg whites and whipping cream.  Maybe it’s just me, but I even whip batter with the wire whip, a die hard habit from the old days…

But that’s not all. There are a dozen optional attachments, the stand mixer’s powerful motor can be used for everything from grinding grain & seeds and meat to kneading dough, slicing vegetables, rolling and cutting pasta, and even making ice cream.  All available for separate purchase.

So, for me, this was a huge worthwhile investment (well my husband’s investment) late last year… This will become one of those signature items that I too will be able to pass down to the next generation, (just like the old Singer Sewing Machine my Grandmother left me, dating back over 100 years). Legendary equipment, legendary results!  

Just make sure of one thing, when you purchase, keep in mind the colour of your kitchen, your future kitchen, your decor and make the colour something you will come to fall in love with over & over again!  Since having this one in my kitchen, I’ve fallen out of love with my red… if only the choice to have them all!

Always be careful about buying KitchenAid product online.  The warranty requires you to be able to take the product back to your place of purchase.  So again, if it turns out to be a “grey market” supplier that ships in product from overseas that is not quality assured to Australian standards, your hands are going to tied as to what claims you can make if anything goes wrong.

KitchenAid customer care numbers for Australia and New Zealand are: Australia (Toll Free): 1800 990 990 and New Zealand (Toll Free): 0800 881 200 

Enjoy every moment with your prized machine, the Jewel in the Kitchen, your secret baking weapon and the assistant you always dreamt of having x 

Check out their website for stockist locations, information, colour range & their extensive list of products – go on, I know you want to!

www.kitchenaid.com.au