What Baking equipment do I use?
On this page I share with you the baking equipment that I use when baking and when I write my dessert posts for this blog. I use most of these baking tools and equipment on a daily basis and simply could not do without them!
Remember, you don´t need everything to buy everything at once, start by adding one item at a time and before you know it you´ll have so much baking equipment and tools that you´ll need to build a bigger kitchen (but that´s another issue entirely *laugh*).
List of Baking Supplies
So here is my list of baking supplies:
1. Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
I could simply not do without this mixer. It´s true that I do make some of my recipes by hand but 90% of time I use my trusty Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and I love it!
2. Wilton 12 Cup Regular Muffin/Cupcake Tray
These cupcake trays are super versatile and can be used for a ray of home baking recipes. For example cupcakes, muffins, mini cheesecakes, mini upside down pineapple cakes, mini quiches, etc There are too many ways to list!
3. Small Sized off set Spatula
I love working with my small (4.5 inch blade) trusty off set spatula of mine. I dont just use it when I bake cakes but also when I remove my cupcakes from my tray after baking and when I frost my cupcakes.
4. Canon EOS 600D (European EOS Rebel T3i)
I use my Canon DSLR Camera to take the photos for my blog posts. The standard comes with with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens. This lens is great to start off with, however if you are really serious about blogging, I suggest you check out this Tasty Food Photography eBook by Pinch of Yum, where Lindsay explains more about lenses and why she likes to use the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens. My budget didn´t stretch enough to get the 50 1.4 so I opted instead for the 50mm 1.8 lens. Check out my latest post on Photography Tips and why I think natural light is best for food (dessert) photography.
5. 3 Piece Springform Pan Set
I use these springform pans to make my cheesecakes (baked or not) as well as my cakes (single or layer). You simply undo the latch once your cakes have cooled down completely. There´s no hassle to remove your cakes from your cake pan! Why not check out this post where I share my top 10 baking tips which includes a section about cake baking, as well as using these springform pans for a water bath. This one comes in a set of 3 different sizes.
6. Silicone Spatulas with Bamboo Handles
I love these long arm silicone spatulas. I use mine all the time, even when I´m not baking. The fact that they are long helps to get right into the bottom part of my Kitchen Aid bowl when I need to.
7. Stainless Steel Sifters
It is really important to sift your dry ingredients when baking because the texture of the sifted flour is incredibly fine and fluffy. Sifting flour also helps to incorporate and distribute dry ingredients such as salt and baking powder throughout the flour. If a very fine cake texture is your goal than it may be beneficial to use a sifter.
8. Wilton Cookie Pan
Sure I use these cookie pans for my cookies but also for my meringue kisses, macarons (currently I use a macarom mat for my macarons – see below – but have used this cookie pan for my macarons before I purchased my silicone mat), topping it with wax paper and piping melted chocolate shapes on to it. These are so versatile and definitely a must. Start off by buying 1 but you will soon see that you need more.
9. Wilton 3-Tier Cooling Rack
I don´t have this rack (I use single stack racks) but I want one! The reason: it takes up so much less space! If you dont have a cooling rack yet, I would highly recommend this one.
10. Silicone Macaron Baking Mat
These silicone macaron mats are great to bake macarons. If you use a cookie tray you need to draw circles on your wax paper or use a template before you can pipe your macarons. This mat eliminates that step and assists with removing the macarons in a much easier way after they have cooled.
11. 2-Cup Measuring Cup
How are you going to measure your liquids if you don´t have a measuring jug. Pyrex is one of the best out there and is clearly marked with red measurements.
12. Stainless Steel Measuring Cup and Measuring Spoon Set
I highly recommend that you get stainless steel measuring cups and spoons. I used the plastic types before but they broke very easily and since getting my stainless steel set, I´ve not once needed to replace them. It´s best to spend a little bit more money up front.
13. Kitchen and Food Scale
14. Cake Tester
You will use your cake tester all the time when baking and to be honest it works much better than the good old toothpick. It is one of the most cheap baking supplies you will own and one you will use often.
15. Wilton 1M Star Tip
I use my Wilton 1M star tip all the time. I use it to pipe frosting on to my cupcakes, for my meringue kisses, to pipe borders on my cakes, etc. This and the Wilton 2D star tip is vital for cake decorating!
16. Ateco 6-Piece Pastry Tube and Tips Set
17. Disposable Pastry Bags
These are great to have in stock. I use my disposable pastry bags not only for frosting and piping but also to melt my chocolate in the microwave. That way when the chocolate is melted, all you need to do is cut off the top tip and you can immediately use your melted chocolate for whatever use you have planned for it.
18. Cake Decorating Turntable
My cake decorating became much more easier when I got my turntable. I love using it to decorate my cakes. It speeds up the process tremendously and I´m not left with a sore back for days.. If you can afford it, I would highly recommend this tiltable cake turntable.
19. Wilton Angled Icing Spatula
These angled icing spatulas are perfect for layer cakes as they are 13 inch long. The features are:
- Contoured handle with finger pad brings comfort to decorate
- Flexible stainless steel blade is perfect thickness for gliding over icing
- Spatula gives you more control when icing your cake
20. 11-Inch Balloon Whisk
Whatever you bake, the chances are you will use your balloon whisk. Make sure you buy a good quality one and that it is big, like this one. You will also need a small balloon whisk to make homemade caramel sauce for example.
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