Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

One of my favorite pastimes is finding unusual tools from cuisines around the world.  Several years ago I discovered mooncake molds (you can read about my westernized version here).

Even though most of these tools are traditionally used for very specific recipes, I like to get creative and find other ways to use them.

Use mooncake molds to create stamped sugar cookies!  Before3pm.com

A really obvious way to use a mooncake mold is by making stamped sugar cookies! Read More →

Tips to making pretty cake pops. Before3pm.com

If you have followed my blog, you know that I really love fun kitchen/baking tools, like cookie cutters, cookie stamps, lollipop molds, special baking pans, etc…

So, it should be no surprise that I own A LOT of silicone molds!  I just can’t seem to resist buying cute molds, but I am usually disppointed when I try to make something in them.  I have tried making tons of things in silicone molds, and they just haven’t been as useful as I’d hoped.  (not that this has kept me from buying cute ones whenever I see them!) Read More →

DIY waffle cone tray using IKEA bed tray. Before3pm.com

Today I am sharing a fun project – how to make your own waffle cone tray!

I know, I know.  How necessary is a waffle cone tray?  Not that necessary, but definitely helpful and super fun!

Since you can’t set a waffle cone down, it makes it a little difficult to prepare several at a time.

Once I got it in my head that I wanted to make a tray, I was on the hunt.  I wanted one that was affordable, easy to clean, and easy to store. Read More →