WHAT IS IT?
This is a tin which fits cakes in incredibly well, and can be used for anything from cakes to storing anything you want.
WHY IS THIS A BETTER TIN THAN OTHERS?
This tin is great for a number of reasons - for a start it is so unique that if you have to take it somewhere there is no chance of someone confusing it for theirs. It's also a great size which negates any worries you might have about the shape meaning some things won't fit in it, any size cake I have ever made fits with no problem. It is also a completely air tight tin so you don't have to worry about your cake going really stale. The tin is easy to open as well, so there is no time wasted fiddling around in it. The only problem you might find with it is if you usually put the cake on the lid so it can be lifted straight out like that, because the top of the tin is curved so cannot really go that way up. Finally it matches a lot of other Emma Bridgewater products which means if you are an avid fan of her products this will fit in nicely with everything else you own.
This tin would definitely be something I recommend because of the unique nature of it, ability to use easily and the just the fact that it is perfect for basically anything you could want to use it for.
I bought this tin, being an avid collector of Emma Bridgewater products and it didn''t fail to disappoint me. This tin is available in two colour ways, blue and red and is part of the big love range. The product isn''t made at the Bridgewater factory in Stoke, but by Elute tonware who make tons for other email brands such as Jan Constantine. As part of this range, you can also buy a set of canisters which would all look nice as a set not he kitchen work top. The tin. Is high quality tinware which does not easily dent or go out of shape. It is a heart shaped ton, so not useful for a large cake, but you could fit some small cupcakes inside. The design sees white writing on blue or red which is very striking. The print is good quality and has not scratched despite some heavy use from a three year old. The lid has a nice, firm seal to the bottom part, meaning it is airtight and things won''t go stale inside. You can buy these direct from Bridgewater or I have seen them recently in TK maxx for a discounted price. The storage possibilities are endless. I use mine to store crayons in as has a nice depth. Some tins are too big for little ones to comfortably reach into but this is approximately three inches so is easy to delve into.
This tin was a bit of an accidental purchase really! I actually bought a different Emma Bridgewater tin and the seller sent me this one but I actually preferred it to the one I had originally ordered so I decided to keep it.
I've had it for around two years now and it has been used to store a range of bits and pieces. At one point I used it to store all of my first aid bits and pieces like plasters, pain relief, vitamins etc in and I've also used it to store hair bobbles/hair grips/random bits and bobs like batteries, period pads, make-up, usb leads, all sorts really!
It is currently in one of my kitchen cupboards and I use it as a treat tin to store biscuits and chocolate bars (really handy for keeping them out of sight!) and it is marketed as a cake tin but obviously it can be used to store anything. It closes securely so it would definitely keep a cake nice and fresh but the cake would need to be cut to fit into the tin properly due to the shape of it - it's heart shaped.
The tin is available in two colours - red and blue. I have the blue one which has got large white writing all over it saying 'Love' and a yellow Emma Bridgewater logo on it. Personally I don't like the logo, it doesn't go with the colour scheme but nevermind! If I had chosen the colour my self I'd have definitely gone for the red one as the blue is quite a dark shade and not as bold as the red one looks.
The tins lid comes off easily and inside the tin it's plain white which means I can easily see any grubby patches or specks of dirt etc and its easy to clean with a wet wipe. The tin holds plenty of stuff but the shape of it does make it a bit awkward with some bits and pieces. The tin is made from a light metal sort of material and it feels good quality. It has not become faded or misshapen in the two or so years that I have had it and it looks good as new. At £9 it isn't cheap, but its worth it as it is durable and good quality.
All in all recommended.