Whether you are an experienced baker or discovered baking during quarantine, I have put together an essential gift guide with 9 must-haves for the experienced and novice bakers alike! Grab one item or grab them all! Whatever you give, the baker in your life will thank you!
Giving the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful and it doesn’t have to break the bank either! This gift guide is filled with useful gifts that will make any baker’s kitchen complete!
About This Gift Guide
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite kitchen essentials that I find I cannot live without. No, they aren’t shiny or fancy, but they are so useful, you can’t imagine your life without them!
Kitchen Aid Mixing Bowls- You cannot start a batter without a good mixing bowl! I LOVE these bowls! The sizes work for making big-batch cookies , just beating an egg, or mixing a bread crumb topping for this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole. These bowls are built to hold anything! Their non-skid bottoms make whisking and stirring a breeze.
This Silpat Mat is a godsend! I use them to prevent all my baked goods from sticking to my baking sheets! You can use this to knead dough on your countertop, bake cookies, or prepare recipe likes this Spanakopita! Nothing sticks to your pans and the clean up is so easy!
Want your cupcakes to look like the fancy bakery kind? These piping tips are the key to that professional look!
KitchenAid Stainless Steele Mixing Bowl- I cannot tell you many times I have been making multiple batches of cookies and had to stop and wash out my bowl in between each batch. While that isn’t difficult, it IS time-consuming. I strongly suggest having a second bowl at the ready for your KitchenAid mixer. Imagine being able to work on cake and frosting at the same time!
Speaking of mixers, my KitchenAid is a powerhouse; it gets a lot of use keeps on chugging. But some jobs are too small for this beast of a machine. When I have a small job, I reach for my Hand Held KitchenAid Mixer. It is great for things like pudding shots, whipped cream or meringue!
When it comes to durability, nothing beats my cast iron skillet! Many of us think of using cast iron for skillet meals, frying food, or making killer cornbread. But your cast iron skillet can make up the most tender and delicious cakes too!
This French Rolling Pin – Working on perfecting those cinnamon rolls? A trusty rolling pin is a necessity! This rolling pin dreamily glides across your dough. It has a non-stick surface and won’t absorb odors like your old wooden rolling pin. Plus it is easy to clean.
Cookie Scoops-I use these cookies scoops for batters of all kinds! These will help you achieve the perfect cookie shape of course, but these are fantastic for transferring the right amount of batter for cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, frosting, or candy like these marshmallow cream cups!
None of your baked goods are even possible without a great baking set! A few baking sheets for cookies, baking pans for layer cakes, muffins tins, and bread tins will help you serve your family all sorts of delicious sweets!
There are so many fun things to buy the baker in your life, let this gift guide be your inspiration!