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Welcome Home Brands (Review & Giveaway)

I am by no means a baker. My husband comes from a long line of bakers, and try as I might, I just don't fit the mold. I want to bake, though, so I try and try, and sometimes things turn out well, and then sometimes, they just don't. Sometimes things don't come out quite right because I've skipped a step, missed an ingredient, put the oven on the wrong temp, etc. Other times, I can do everything exactly right, and my baked good still come out over-cooked, crispy, not quite done in the middle, but too done on the bottom and around the edges. Sound familiar? That's a bakeware problem- not an Ondria problem. We own pretty nice cook and bakeware, but sometimes, stuff happens, and well- someone or something has to take the blame.

Fed up with all of the dishes that ended up in the trash, after spending lots of extra time prepping them, I was intrigued when I ran across Welcome Home Brands. Welcome Home Brands specializes in a very special type of bakeware... paper bakeware. What? Paper bakeware? As my Uncle Chris would exclaim, 'Get out!' Truly, this is paper bakeware, and it will blow you away.

I was lucky enough to work with Welcome Home Brands, and was sent a fantastic assortment of the newest designs of the Welcome Home Brands paper bakeware. I received:

Festive Mini Loaf Pan (12pc set)
Festive Regular Loaf Pan (6pc set)
Blossom Baking Cup (12pc set)
I also received a Welcome Home Brands catalog, and I was excited about that, because it showed me all of the other great styles and neat Welcome Home Brands products that I might just want to try in the future.
Since I'm not a great baker, I was really interested in trying these paper bakeware products. One of the best things about the paper bakeware is that it's kind of an all in one type deal. I can bake, store, serve and give directly in each product. I don't have to wash baking pans when I'm done, transfer to different bags or pans for gifting, etc. These are oven safe up to 400 degrees, and they're freezer safe, as well. Welcome Home Brands even offers paper bakeware for commercial chefs, which meet all FDA standards! Eat your heart out, bakers and chefs... and moms!
 Adorable Festive Regular Loaf Pan
Since I had a review to write, I knew I needed to get into the kitchen and get baking. I decided to start with the Festive Regular Loaf Pan. I have lots of zucchini growing in my garden this year, so I shredded up a zucchini, and whipped up a zucchini bread batter. I had enough batter for two loaves. I simply pre-heated the oven, poured my batter into each loaf pan, as I would with a regular loaf pan, let it settle for a minute, and into the oven they went at the regular time and temp. After the timer went off, I carefully removed the loaf pans (they were placed on a metal pan for baking), and let them cool. I now had one loaf to enjoy, and the other, I planned to give away.
 Ready to go into the oven...

 Out of the oven, and cooled. Wrapped up to keep them fresh...

 Look at how nicely the side just peeled away!

Finally- a slice with butter! Delicious!

Once the bread had cooled off, I simply peeled the paper loaf pan back, to reveal the bread. It came off cleanly, didn't break or tear chunks of bread away from the rest of the loaf, etc. How did it bake? Like a dream! I always have trouble with quick breads in my glass and metal loaf pans- the bottom, top and sides get crispy, and the middle is always too un-done. With the paper loaf pans from Welcome Home Brands, the zucchini bread loaves came out better than I had hoped for! And because they were so pretty in those festive polka-dotted loaf pans, I wrapped one right up and took it to my aunt and uncle's house when we went to visit them. They loved the zucchini bread as much as I did, and loved the paper bakeware, too!
Blossom Baking Cup- Love the pretty design on this!
Next up on my review list was the Blossom Baking Cup. I don't do a lot of cake baking during the summertime, because to me, cake it just too heavy for this time of year. I do, however, love to make fruit pies. I had some delicious, ripe, fresh peaches from a local fruit stand that I needed to use up. So, I asked my wonderful baker man of a husband to whip up some homemade pie crust for me, while I made a homemade peach pie filling. I wanted to try to make individual little peach pie cups, using the Blossom Baking Cups. I pressed the pie crust into five of the baking cups, and around the sides. I placed all five of the cups on a baking pan, and put those into a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for about forty minutes. They came out of the oven to cool for a few minutes, and I checked the crust. It looked nice and flaky, and held its form well. I then spooned the peach filling into each cup, and let them get hot and bubbly, back in the oven. When they came back out of the oven, they looked absolutely amazing! I couldn't wait to taste one!
 Here's the crust pressed into each paper Blossom Baking Cup...

 Peach Pie Cups right out of the oven! 
It was hard to wait until the next day to have one!

I took the peach pie cups to my parent's house the next day, and warmed them back up in the oven, then served them directly from the blossom baking cups, each on a tiny plate. My mom, dad, aunt, uncle and grandmother raved about the peach pie cups, and the blossom baking cups, too! The crust came right away from the paper cups, with very little sticking. I was completely impressed by them, and since I have a few more, I can't wait to use them again!

Festive Mini Loaf Pan- so cute for summertime!
Somehow, my picture of what I made in the Festive Mini Loaf Pans disappeared, but I'll still tell you about it. Along with fresh peaches, we always have a huge bowl of fresh apples, for Balian. So, I made another little sauce pan of pie filling, with the apples, and made little individual apple cobblers. Again, these were bakes, stored, and then eaten right from the little mini loaf pans. They were delicious! I can see myself using these for making little holiday treats in. They'd be great for class parties, birthdays, appreciation gifts, etc!

Every baker- man or woman, needs to give these awesome, unique paper bakeware products a try! Seriously- you pour, bake, store, serve and give, directly in these bakeware pieces. No need to grease them before hand, and they come off cleanly! If you love to bake, these are for you! If you hate to bake, because you hate dealing with all of the pans, these are definitely for you! If you love to give baked goods as gifts, these are for you!

Want It? Buy It!

To learn more about Welcome Home Brands, and to purchase their amazing paper bakeware products, visit their website. Be sure to connect with Welcome Home Brands by liking their Welcome Home Brands page on Facebook. It's a great way to stay abreast of all of the new products, promos and special deals, offered by Welcome Home Brands!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win a set of paper bakeware, just like the one I received from Welcome Home Brands. Just use the rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! 
Special thanks to Welcome Home Brands for allowing me to try this great, fun, festive new way to bake, and for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, and thanks!


Disclosure: Other than the above mentioned products, which I received free of charge, directly from the sponsor, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. Problems with baking....Usually, I end up with my caks, brownies, pies burnt around the edges.

  2. What types of problems do you encounter with baking?
    Finding the time to do it and having the ingredients on hand!
    --Oh and baking in the summer....well....

  3. my stuff gets dried out debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com
    pin as jacksondeb
    the fb lik for welcome brands didnt stay liked

  4. I usually cook mine too much and they get dry. Ah! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

  5. I am so thankful for having non sticky bake ware now - with my old aluminum ones no matter how I greased something always stuck
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  6. with food sticking. I use spray but often, I'll get things sticking to bakeware

  7. The problems I have with baking is not having the right utensils and tools to get the best results!

  8. i have a terrible time icing cakes

  9. I substitute too much...not always with the best results!

  10. with large cakes they tend to stick. That and I tend to make to much lol


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