The ENIAC asks:
Any suggestions on where one could purchase a star-shaped cake pan in the Greater Boston area? Had ordered this online but Amazon messed up and it won’t arrive in time for a kid’s birthday on Saturday:
In Everett and Chelsea respectively
In a pinch, you can cut the star out of a normal shaped cake. Just use a good serrated knife. The edges will be crumbly, so put a base layer of frosting on it, stick it in the freezer, and then put a finish layer of frosting over that so you don't have crumbs all over the outside. The bonus is that you can eat all the parts you cut out right then and there.
google how to use a regular cake pan and cut it into a star or other shapes.
Not cheap, but the William Somoma or the Restoration Hardware (sorry, "RH") might have them. There's chance one would be lucky with HomeGoods. There's one at Assembly.
A round cake and a sharp knife works too.
Try A.C. Moore in Dedham. They have baking stuff including different shaped pans.
But it is interesting to find out that you can borrow cake pans from the Billerica public library, as well as the Lee Library.
The Wilton Star Cake pan is sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, JoAnn's fabrics and Kohls for about $5.
IIRC, the main branch of the Brookline library also has cake pans to borrow!
Brookline Public library also has a collection of loaner cake pans in a variety of shapes and themes!
Full list of Cake Pans in their collection. "Star Pan" is available at the main library!
Sur La Table at the Copley mall or that kitchenware place on Newbury St.
I don't know if they specifically have star shaped-- they might https://www.kitchenwitchjp.com/
BMS Paper has some special shapes. Again, I don't know for sure if they have stars-- https://www.bmspaper.net/
If it's going to be frosted, you could DIY it. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/cake/star-shape-cake.html
Maybe China Fair in Porter Square has it.
Just curious, because I'd like to buy one, but, if it's one of those up-to-date non-stick cake pans, a non-stick cake pan is out of the question for me, due to my owning an exotic bird; a pet Congo African Grey Parrot. Birds are extremely sensitive to the fumes that non-stick equipment gives off, due to an extremely sensitive respiratory system, and the fumes from non-stick cooking utensils or whatever will kill them quite quickly. The same goes for the use of the self-cleaning cycle of many, if not most ovens these days, so when I turn on the self-cleaning cycle of my oven, I only do it when I'm going to be out of the house for a number of days, and when Aziza will be boarded at the pet store.
Try Tags in Porter Sq.
The Brookline Public Library (main and Coolidge Corner branch) have different shaped cake pans for loan.
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