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Top 12 Essentials for Home Bakers

Some of my favorite things in the kitchen are tools that make baking simple and easy!  These are my Top 12 Essentials for Home Bakers!

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  1. Mixing bowls

    I have 7 mixing bowls in various sizes that I use every time I bake.  Whether it’s to mix the wet and dry ingredients in before adding to the mixer or to make the batter in… I must have a set of mixing bowls.  My favorites are these KitchenAid Mixing Bowls Set of 3, Assorted Colors.  Cute colors and the perfect sizes.

  2. Mini spatulas

    I never knew I needed these mini spatulas until I had them… and now I use them ALL. THE. TIME!  They’re perfect for getting in the bottom of the peanut butter or jam jar or mixing food coloring into a bowl of buttercream.  The possibilities are endless.  My favorite is this Core Kitchen 5 Piece Crete Mini Utensil Set.

  3. Cake stands

    Obsessed may be an understatement for me.  I love cake stands.  In fact, I don’t hide them away in a closet, yet they are prominently displayed on my sideboard in my living room.  Not only do I use them to display cakes, cupcakes, and desserts… but they are also home decor!  I am especially in love with cake stands like this one… Now Designs Tin Cake Stand, Aqua.

  4. Aprons

    Not only should you wear an apron to keep your clothes free of sugar and flour when you bake, but you should wean an apron because it makes you feel good!  I own about a dozen aprons and this one from Kate Spade is my absolute favorite! Kate Spade Diner Stripe Apron, 33 x 33″, Vivid Snap Dragon.

  5. Spoon rest

    With the amount of scraping the bowl and mixing wet ingredients I do, if I don’t have a spoon rest to set my utensils on, the counter gets dirty… quick!  I currently have a Polish Pottery spoon rest, but I’d love this mason jar one too! 1 X Mason Jar Ceramic Spoon Rest

  6. Pot holders

    My favorite pot holders are these small square washable holders.  I like them because they fit in my small kitchen drawers easily and don’t take up a lot of room. These DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Everyday Kitchen Basic Terry Potholder Set of 3, Aqua are especially cute!

  7. Measuring cups & spoons

    My favorite measuring cups and spoons are the orange Tupperware set that came from my Grandmothers kitchen.  I love them because they’re simple, sturdy and can be tossed in the dishwasher.  They don’t make them like my Grandma’s anymore, but I’m certain the quality is still the same from Tupperware! Tupperware Measuring Cup and Spoon Set in Rain Drop/Salt Water Taffy

  8. Dish towels

    I keep a dish towel over my shoulder when I bake because I am constantly needing to wipe my hands off.  Keeping a clean, dry kitchen is important to me while baking… makes for easier clean up in the end and makes life so much easier! DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable, Everyday Kitchen Basic Windowpane Combo Dish Cloth Set of 6, Aqua

  9. Cookie dough scoop

    Making cookies an even, uniform size can only be done with a cookie dough scoop.  It’s been a game changer for me when making cookies.  My favorite is the OXO Good Grips Medium Cooke Scoop.

  10. Parchment paper

    Whether I’m lining a baking sheet for cookies or lining, greasing and flouring a pan for cake… parchment paper is a must have for almost everything I bake.  My favorite is Reynolds Parchment Paper, 75 Sq Ft

  11. Stackable cooling racks

    Everything you bake must be cooled.  In my kitchen, counter space is limited so my favorite cooling racks are the ones that are stackable.  I don’t lose space and I can still use have access to the counter space under the rack! I am currently using Baker’s Secret 3 Tier Cooling Rack.

  12. Baking canisters

    I never really gave much thought into what I stored my flour and sugars in… until I bought these baking canisters from Sistema.  I love them because they are square, which means they take up less space in my cabinet… the tops lock on them which means no spilling if I drop it… and they stack easily!  The set even comes with a leveling knife for the flour.  Love this set so much! Sistema 1214 Bake It Storage Multi Piece Container Collection (Set of 15), White

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

Thursday 7th of April 2016

yay! I have pretty much all of these-looove that pretty cake stand though!


Wednesday 6th of April 2016

I love this blog post! Keep them coming!