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Insider: Seasonal sculptured cake pans

A Nordic Ware pan

By Ann Trieger Kurland Globe Correspondent 

Nordic Ware has produced sculptured cake pans with personality ever since the owner of the Minneapolis company created the Bundt pan decades ago. For fall, they’ve introduced the Autumn Treats and Autumn Cakelet pans that can hold 3 cups of batter to turn mini-cakes and bites into pumpkins, acorns, and leaves ($24.50 to $42.50). The Treats pan has six wells; one Cakelet pan has 12 wells, another has 16. The cast aluminum, sturdy pans have a bronze finish and are non-stick, and create cute indulgences that are not only petite but also fun. Available at Sur La Table locations or go to www.nordicware.com.