Tools to make the best Pies & Tarts

Your guide to choosing the right tools for the perfect baked treats!


While baking is a type of cooking, it really exists in a realm of its own. Precision and measurements are key when it comes to working with pastry, and there’s less room for error. Recipe substitutions and measurement mishaps can be much more forgiving when cooking, but baking requires an attentive eye to the most minute details. This means that the tools in your culinary arsenal, particularly for bakers, can make or break your creation. 

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Why do the right baking tools matter?

Shape and functionality are a big part of baking. Aesthetic quality can transform a delicious tart into a stunning, instagramable masterpiece. So when it comes to tools, having the right shapes that are specifically designed to perform certain functions is what can take your finished products to the next level.

It’s also a matter of ease. Let’s face it, the joy of baking doesn’t need any added pressure during the process- there’s already enough to think about. Having the right tools simply makes the job easier, and the end product is more precise to the recipe you’re using or creating.

What are the best tools for making perfect pies and tarts?

Leveling up your holiday baking is easy with a few staples. These are some of our favorites that are guaranteed to make your dishes really stand out at holiday parties, get-togethers, or any special occasion. 

The Baking Basics: Round and Rectangular Molds

  • Perforated Round Tart & Pie Mold
  • Perforated Rectangular Tart Mold

These pie and tart molds are extra special because they were designed with the help of professional-level pastry chefs. Made of ultra-resistant, high-quality stainless steel, these perforated tart molds are your ideal tool for creating sweet or savory tarts and pies with a professional look, texture, and taste! Our Air System technology allows optimum heat circulation during the baking process with perforations that allow heat in while releasing steam, resulting in the beautifully baked golden-brown crust. The silicone baking mat that is included also helps to reduce waste and avoid the mess of trying to wrangle a piece of parchment paper to fit perfectly in the mold. 

Why we love them:

  • Micro-perforations lock in the perfect amount of moisture
  • No more dry or soggy crusts
  • Results in a crisp crust with a soft, moist, and fluffy inside
  • Baking mat and removable base make clean up and serving easy
  • Temperature resistant from -274°F to + 500°F
  • Dishwasher safe

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Baking accessories 
One of the things we love about tarts is the “wow” factor you get from shaping and designing your tasty work of (t)art. We offer plenty of options to keep things interesting and remarkably eye-catching. The best part is that our entire Air System collection was created with micro-perforations, ensuring that your crust stays crispy and the filling stays deliciously soft and moist with every bite.

Our tart rings were professionally engineered alongside l’Ecole du Grand Chocolat Valrhona, renowned experts in bakeware design. All are made using 18/10 stainless steel, and they’re easy to clean because they’re dishwasher safe. 

Round Tart Rings
Our Round Perforated Tart Rings come in a wide variety of sizes - both in height and diameter. They can be used with any round pan, baking sheet, or baking mat for support. The varying heights offer versatility in making all kinds of small & tall tarts and adding in any type of filling without it spilling over. You also have the option to choose between flat or fluted edges.

Square and Rectangular Tart Rings
Offered in a variety of heights and sizes with flat or fluted edges, these square and rectangular Perforated Tart Rings will result in beautifully shaped tarts with crisp edges and corners. The smaller sizes can even double as dough cutters for cookies or smaller pastries. 

Unique Shaped Tart Rings
Whether you are baking for a holiday or special event, or just trying to add some extra creativity to your baking - these uniquely shaped Perforated Tart Rings that will wow whoever you are baking for. Show your sweetheart how much you love them with a heart shaped treat, or make a festive football tart for your Superbowl party. The possibilities are endless!
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Great gift ideas for bakers

If you're looking for an easy one-stop-shop gift for the baker in your life, you'll want to take a look at the Home Baking Box for Pies & Tarts. Consider this a professional-level starter set. It’s perfect for beginners who want to start their baking off on the right track, or experienced bakers who want to level up their tools. This set was designed with French pastry chef Jonathan Mougel, who in 2019 was recognized as l'Un des Meilleurs Ouvriers de France, the highest honor for chefs in the country. This limited edition box-set is designed around his unique concept of “simplifying in order to extract the maximum”. 

The set includes:

1. High-sided, fluted perforated stainless steel tart ring for tarts or pies (Diameter: 9.5", Height: 1.2")

2. Round blue steel baking sheet for optimal heat conduction and deliciously crispy crust (Diameter: 11")

3. Elegant round stainless steel cooling rack (Diameter 11")

4. Cake and pie server with a beechwood handle and a cutting side

Why we love it: 

  • Excellent value: 4 pieces in 1 set!
  • Professionally designed with one of the best chefs in France
  • Simplifies the process while providing outstanding quality
  • Pan is made with our durable, heat-treated Blue Steel
  • Makes a great holiday gift idea!

Whatever you’re baking, make this year your best yet by doing it with our professionally designed, hand-crafted bakeware. Technology has come a long way since the early days of French Pâtisserie, and with these specially designed tools, you can achieve high-level, professional results from the comfort of your home kitchen. Make this the year you perfect your craft with tools that make the job easier, cleaner, and more enjoyable with every bite!

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 Check out our blog for some more inspiration on all the fun and delicious ways you can use our Perforated Tart Rings