Whether you are a Top Chef or Cupcake Wars fanatic, you have probably seen all the cool gadgets or top baking tools they use.
You might be able to do without some of them, but I am going to share the ones I feel are a must in any kitchen. I don’t know about you, but I am a DC Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Cake Boss kind of girl. My TV only knows 3 channels. Food Network, HGTV and of course The Big Bang Theory Network.
Hey after a long day with 3 kids, I need a laugh before bedtime.
You can still create some great tasting recipes without them. But there are some you really need to be accurate in your measuring, and to make your time in the kitchen more efficient.
I even wrote about some of the pantry items I can’t live without.
My Top Baking Tools I Can’t Live Without
I like to keep my measuring cups and measuring spoons in a drawer by themselves, just for me and my baking. This is where I keep tools like all the plastic containers I have for my batters and frostings after they are made.
Then you might need a drawer or a large container for all your sprinkles. Because everyone needs sprinkles, right? Also what about all those frosting tips? They should have their own special container so they don’t get bent.
Really, I have so many baking tools, my husband thinks I am a hoarder. I have things for “Just in Case” I need to make that 10 layer cake with all the fancy decorations. You just never know. If you want to read about my baking secrets, I am happy to share.
These are not listed in any specific order, I need them all just as equally.
Basic Kitchen Items
- Kitchen Aide Stand Mixer – This is a must for any baker or any living breathing person. I have two and I would love another one. They always come out with the coolest colors. I just saw the prettiest mint green one. Both of mine are white and I also have a cover for them.
- Measure spoons– I have about 4 sets. This is another item, I can always use more of.
- Measuring Cups – I buy the metal ones because the plastic ones don’t last. I have 3 sets and would love more.
- A Glass Measuring Cup I like at least a 2 cup pitcher for liquids and also a 1 cup.
Baking and Decorating Items
- Baking Pans – You need a 9X13 and a Jelly Roll Pan, Cookie Sheets, 8 X 8 Square and a 9 X 9 Square, Also a Bundt pan and a loaf pan. Now I also have Scone Pans and cupcake pans.
- Wilton Cookie Cutters for cookies or fondant. You can never have too many cookies cutters.
- A Turntable – if you are a decorator, you need one of these. It will make life so much simpler.
- Silpat – For even baking. These can be a lifesaver. They keep those cookies from getting too brown on the bottom.
- Kitchen Scale – Remember baking is a science. I wrote a post about this one here. This one will change your life.
- Oven Thermometer -This is must have to check the accuracy of your oven. You might even call the gas company to have them come and calibrate your oven.
- Refrigerator thermometer – You don’t want your food going bad before it should. Make sure your temp is between 37 and 39 degrees. The food danger zone is 40 – 140 degrees.
- Knives – A good set of knives is always important. I use Henckels.
- A Good Zester – This is another of my favorites. This is great for zesting lemons or limes.
- A Candy Thermometer – I use this to make all of my buttercream frosting and also any candy making I do.
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There are many more kitchen tools I use in my kitchen but these were my favorites. Let me know which tool you can’t live without in the comment section. You can see in my recipes below why you need these top baking tools in the kitchen you can’t live without. And like Julia Says, don’t forget the cake…..
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