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Posted: 17 April 2012 07:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Flour Girl - 17 April 2012 03:00 PM

WHAT!! That pan is $30 today

You can see the price history here:

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Nordic-Ware-Cast-Castle-Bundt/product/B000F5M044

It did indeed go from $23.10 on 4/16 to $30 on 4/17 to $29.37 later in the day.  Now it’s $27.89.  The lowest price was on 12/21/2011, when it was $18.26.

Very annoying.  They must have some computer program that varies the price to see where the sweet spot is.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 09:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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True, also the price could raise if there are a lot of clicks on the product, which shows customer interest.

How did you find that information?

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Posted: 17 April 2012 09:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 12:03 AM

True, also the price could raise if there are a lot of clicks on the product

So it’s your fault?  wink
 
That site is an Amazon price watcher site.  It’s going to email me when the price drops again.

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Posted: 17 April 2012 10:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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It is ALWAYS my fault. Don’t believe me? Just ask my children cool cheese

That’s a cool site.

Are you planning on buying that pan?

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Posted: 17 April 2012 10:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 01:02 AM

Are you planning on buying that pan?

Oh, I don’t know.  I set the price watch just as an experiment.  I’m sure I’ll get it eventually, but I can’t tell you the last time I made a bundt cake.  The frosting issue, you know.  Some people use paint sprayers to paint chocolate onto cakes.  I wonder if you could get a nice smooth layer of glaze on the cake using one of those things?

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Posted: 18 April 2012 01:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Like this?

http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/cakesys.aspx

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Posted: 18 April 2012 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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CharlesT - 18 April 2012 01:30 AM
Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 01:02 AM

Are you planning on buying that pan?

Oh, I don’t know.  I set the price watch just as an experiment.  I’m sure I’ll get it eventually, but I can’t tell you the last time I made a bundt cake.

I’d be interested in the pan if the glaze could be applied without hiding the pan’s features. I seem to make bundts often. I have several classic baking books in which bundts and tube pans are frequently used. I use glazes more than any other adornment.

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Posted: 18 April 2012 09:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 04:27 AM

Like this?

http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/cakesys.aspx

Yes, but some people just go to Home Depot and buy a paint sprayer, which will put out a larger volume.  Not good for detail work, but faster, and perhaps it’d be easier to build up a thick layer.  But you have to thin the chocolate so much to spray it, I’m not sure how that would affect the eating experience.  I wonder if you could spray a ganache?

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Posted: 18 April 2012 09:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 04:56 AM

I’d be interested in the pan if the glaze could be applied without hiding the pan’s features.

I don’t see any examples of where that has been done, so my guess would be “no”.  That’s why I’m thinking along the lines of my fondue idea, or embedding the cake in slab of frosting.

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Posted: 18 April 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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CharlesT - 18 April 2012 12:33 PM
Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 04:27 AM

Like this?

http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/cakesys.aspx

Yes, but some people just go to Home Depot and buy a paint sprayer, which will put out a larger volume.  Not good for detail work, but faster, and perhaps it’d be easier to build up a thick layer.  But you have to thin the chocolate so much to spray it, I’m not sure how that would affect the eating experience.  I wonder if you could spray a ganache?

I imagine the ganache would have to be very thin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1jdTrFIis


Glazing would diminish the pan’s features, as shown in this youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDhqE0s6X5Y

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Posted: 18 April 2012 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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CharlesT - 18 April 2012 12:35 PM
Flour Girl - 18 April 2012 04:56 AM

I’d be interested in the pan if the glaze could be applied without hiding the pan’s features.

I don’t see any examples of where that has been done, so my guess would be “no”.  That’s why I’m thinking along the lines of my fondue idea, or embedding the cake in slab of frosting.

What if the glaze is very, very light or applying a sugar-studded syrup like RHC Golden Lemon Almond Cake?

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Posted: 19 April 2012 11:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Charles, I have been watching the price of the Castle pan. It went own to $23 today and has how gone up to $26.

I never realized the prices fluctuate like that.

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Posted: 19 April 2012 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Flour Girl - 20 April 2012 02:08 AM

I never realized the prices fluctuate like that.

Neither did I.  I had seen some odd price changes in the past….one pan I bought almost doubled in price a few months later when I went to buy another, and I put a critical comment in the reviews.  A while later, I checked again and it had fallen below the price I had purchased it before.  I thought this was an anomaly, but apparently it’s the norm.

I had put a watch on the price so that if it hit $23, it would alert me, but I didn’t receive anything.  I’m not sure how often that web site checks the Amazon price.

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Posted: 20 April 2012 01:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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CharlesT - 20 April 2012 02:31 AM
Flour Girl - 20 April 2012 02:08 AM

I never realized the prices fluctuate like that.

Neither did I.  I had seen some odd price changes in the past….one pan I bought almost doubled in price a few months later when I went to buy another, and I put a critical comment in the reviews.  A while later, I checked again and it had fallen below the price I had purchased it before.  I thought this was an anomaly, but apparently it’s the norm.

I had put a watch on the price so that if it hit $23, it would alert me, but I didn’t receive anything.  I’m not sure how often that web site checks the Amazon price.

I’ve checked several times today. Most of the day the price declined and then it rose again.

I’ve had that happen to me a few years ago. The gratin baking dish I liked jumped $10 in one day so I bought it at the store instead.

Amazon has a discussion on this topic:

http://www.amazon.com/Why-does-price-change-day/forum/Fx1UM3LW4UCKBO2/TxG5MA6XN349AN/1?asin=B0013K7Y6Y

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Posted: 20 April 2012 02:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Anne in NC - 17 April 2012 07:05 PM

What kind of cake would go in there?

I think you could put any kind of cake in there, if you take bees in the purely decorative sense.  Its little “honeycombs” would hold icings nicely, too—and it woudln’t matter if you lose the design, because it would remain a nice geometric pattern.  You could even use multiple icings on the same cake (if you wanted to), because it would hold them.  Or you could put curd in some!!!

Anne, I am so sorry. I missed your post. 

You would make a good saleswoman. The pan sounds interesting. I bet there is a lot you can do to decorate that pan.

If I had it, I would probably make honey cake in it.

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