To celebrate Global Baking Day, I thought I would put together a list of baking equipment and cake tools that are my must haves. So here we go!
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Now there are a few baking basics you can't live without and here are my top ones for just getting started:
Foil Cupcake Cases (Foil are more reliable than paper unless you find quality paper ones. They are less likely to peel and wont go see through)
Oxo Ice Cream Scoop (Used for scooping batter into cupcake cases. This particular model is expensive but I still think its the best value for money as it is sturdy, well made and dishwasher safe)
Baking Sheet (These are the exact ones I use and prefer as they slightly larger than a standard sheet)
Vanilla Extract (use the best quality vanilla extract you can afford, it's worth investing in it - Neilson Massey is the best, this is the one litre bottle that I normally use)
If you are planning to bake a lot, then I definitely think it is worth investing in a stand mixer. Here are a few options at different price points
Basic Kenwood Mixer (perfect for less frequent hobby bakers and can be used as both a hand and stand mixer)
Kmix was my last mixer (Kenwood KMix)
My Current Kenwood Mixer (Kenwood Chef Titanium XL)
My Dream Mixer! (Kenwood Cooking Chef)
As you tell, I'm a Kenwood Girl!
Here's a few items that are specifically useful when decorating cakes.
Cake Release Spray (This is a huge bottle btw - but is exactly the one I use, some aren't as good)
Ganaching Plates (I use .5 versions for buttercream and .25 for iced cakes)
Colour Splash Colouring (Good basic colours - can't be used for chocolate though)
Colour Mill Colouring - Brights (This colour is more expensive but it can be used to colour anything - batter, buttercream, icing and chocolate)
THINGS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER
Here's a few items that aren't necessary but that may make you baking life a little easier.