I would not say I’m a baker but I do enjoy baking because it means I get to be in the kitchen and create.
Here are my top 5 current must have baking tools!
Number 5 – Parchment Paper
I will not bake cookies without this stuff! At this point in time I have 6 boxes of it in my possession. I will not be caught without it! I don’t have to grease my baking sheets for baking cookies. I just slap this on there are I’m good. The cookies don’t stick and don’t burn on the bottom. If you haven’t baked cookies on parchment… you gotta try it! Also, this particular brand always has a coupon for more on the inside of the box 🙂
Number 4 – Offset Spatula
If I am frosting anything I must have this little tool. I don’t know what it is about that little angle of the handle but it makes icing cookies and cakes so much easier. It’s also great for sliding under rolled out sugar cookies if they are sticking to your surface or sliding around the edge of breads or muffins before popping them out of the pan. Love these!
Number 3 – Bamboo Skewers
I use these instead of toothpicks to check for doneness in cakes, breads, and even cupcakes. I love that they are super long. You don’t even have to take bread out of the oven to test with one of these beauties. They are usually pretty cheap too. I found these on clearance for $1.24 for a pack of 100!!
Number 2 – Metal baking rack
I have 2 of these and they are used quite frequently in my kitchen. The are perfect for cooling cookies that just came out of the oven. Also breads. They are also great because they are oven safe so they can keep foods up off the pan to let greases drip. They are not the most fun things in the world to clean but they are worth the elbow grease!
Number 1 – Kitchen Aid Mixer
Was there really any surprise here?!?! This is my workhorse. I love flipping this thing on and letting it work while I gather other ingredients or waste time. I do doughs, frosting, batters, puddings, mashed potatoes on occasion… I could go on and on!! My 3 year old even knows how to run it! I wish I was here to tell you today that I was giving one of these away in my giveaway! If I am ever able to I sure will and you should sign up for the 2nd contest… because my dear friend Stacey will automatically win the first one… sorry that’s just life 🙂
So there you have my top 5 baking tools…at this point in time. I’d love to make your baking life a little bit easier so I’m giving away a set of offset spatulas!! A smaller one for icing cupcakes and cookies and a big ole’ one for icing cakes or really really big cookies 🙂
Note: the smaller one is also new but you couldn’t see it in the package so I took it off 🙂
To enter… leave a comment telling me about your favorite BAKING tool or tools! Entries must be in before midnight Thursday night! Good luck! Winner will be announced Friday!