And now the beloved French brand has a new product that will surely win yours, especially with Valentine's Day right around the corner: the Silpat Heart Mold.
Before we dive into the specifics about this new model, let's recap what Silpat actually is. In the 1960s, Silpat pioneered the technology and created some of the first silicone baking mats, and they still make them in their home country of France.
Similar to Kleenex vs. tissue or Lay's vs. potato chip, the brand has become so synonymous with what it is and does that people have taken to referring to other flexible pan-liners as Silpat, even when they might not be manufactured by that brand.
"Monsieur Guy Demarle, an experienced French baker, set out to develop a better way to prepare and bake baguettes. His invention, a new baking mat, began a revolution in professional baking. And he rapidly acquired a reputation for the best baguettes in France," the Silpat website explains.
This flexible, top rack dishwasher-safe silicone mold optimizes heat conduction and is like an "easy release" for the baked batter you place into the adorable heart-shaped slots. Try it for cornbread (how sweet atop a bowl of chili), mini muffins, egg bites, madeleines, brownies, itty-bitty cakes, and more.
Each Silpat is guaranteed to handle 3,000(!) trips into the oven, which means this 24-slot Silpat Heart Mold can create 72,000 treats in its lifetime if you have time to bake and eat or share them all. Challenge accepted.
Buy it: $59.95; Williams Sonoma