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Octopus Cake Pan: Love It Or Hate It?

I'm still not sure what I think about the whole cutesy cake pan trend, but I think it's pretty safe to say that it's here to stay. This time whimsical fun is presented in the shape of an octopus. The octopus cake pan is made from heat-responsive cast-aluminum by NordicWare (who is probably the undisputed champ of whimsical cake pans) and is exclusively available at Williams-Sonoma for $38. Now I think this would be a great cake for a child's birthday party (or perhaps a marine-biologist), however I have a problem pony-ing up $40 for something I might use once or twice. What do you guys think? Octopus Cake Pan, love it or hate it?

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vina vina 9 years
it's cute but i know that i would only use it once, AND it's forty dollars? yeah, i'd totally bum that off someone first.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I could never make it look as good as that picture, but for a themed party it would be fantastic. And fun to try!
ms_mags ms_mags 9 years
It's so cute that even my mom loved it.
jen-n-juice jen-n-juice 9 years
HOW AWESOME! What other fun cake pans are there??
meganekko meganekko 9 years
a must have.
kikidior kikidior 9 years
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
It's weird :OY: Actually funny :) But i think i'd like to try it
Ginger Ginger 9 years
It's great for my scuba diving relatives. It would be cool to decorate in different designs and colors. $40 is high, but it's probably better quality than the Wilton pans. Are shaped pans a trend? I didn't know they ever went away.
FiestyRed36 FiestyRed36 9 years
It's so cute but I have such a hard time just frosting normal cakes...I don't think I have the patience to decorate the thing every single time!
sassypamela sassypamela 9 years
love it - great for a child's birthday!
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
Cutest thing there is. Love it.
pattyxxcore pattyxxcore 9 years
Its really cute, but the batter would cok so unevenly. All the humps and ridges would be so dry by the time the base started finishing.
Kostika Kostika 9 years
It's great if you're a professional cake decorator. I'm not, so that's a no go. Besides, didn't we go through the cute cake tin phase in the 80s already?
scarrie scarrie 9 years
It's cute but not very practical. The only "shaped pan" I have is an animal crackers pan by Wilton - they give you a bunch of different ideas to make different animals from it (a reindeer, panda, cat, etc.).
scooterbrown scooterbrown 9 years
I think it's cute!! Keep an eye out in the store or the catalog .. by the end of the summer, I bet it's on sale for half price.
MonyPenny-007 MonyPenny-007 9 years
How sweettt...I must say I always loved american cakes and sweets...they are so good!!I miss them a lot!!oooh, I love the carrot cake..the pumpin cake AND THE APPLE PIE..ñuum!haha
butterflyforaday butterflyforaday 9 years
butterflyforaday butterflyforaday 9 years
I ABSOLUTELY adore this... I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed it.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Thats really cute!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Love it, that cake is so freaking adorable!
sweetheart_450 sweetheart_450 9 years
It's cute! Great for a children's cake.
danes danes 9 years
I think that it is cute but not very practical, however I did buy tht beehive one for my mom for mother's day which i think something one might use more than an octupus
pinkdragonfly pinkdragonfly 9 years
Haha I think it's cute...probably wouldn't end up using it too often though!
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