Fantastic gifts for the home baker in your life. These gifts are perfect for the entertainer and baker in your life. As a professional in the food industry, both online and in restaurants, I have used many baking items over the years, these are some of my favorites.
Top 10 Kitchen Necessities
- OXO Kitchen Scale. Precision when measuring ensures success when baking.
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Workhorse of my kitchen.
- Thermapen One. For caramels, steaks, pies and more!
- Cake Pans. I own about 30 of these pans in all sizes.
- Half Sheet Pan. Perfect for cookies or roasting veggies.
- Silpat. Cannot live without these silicone mats!
- Staub Cocotte. Make compotes, rice krispies, stews and more in this!
- High Heat Spatula. Use in hot pans or in cold bowls.
- Nesting Bowls. You can never have enough bowls and these store great.
- Oven Thermometer. You need to make sure your oven is at the right temperature.
More Baking Equipment to Have
- Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt Pan. My favorite bundt cake pan, easily have so many slices of this bundt cake!
- Springform Pan. My cheesecake pan.
- 8 Inch Square Baking Pan. For brownies, snack cakes and bars!
- 9X13 Pan. This is perfect for sheet cakes or more brownies and bars!
- Cake Turntable. If you frost cakes a few times a year and have the space hti smakes it so easy!
- Cake Lifter. Makes moving a cake so easy!
- Round Cookie Cutters. I use this for cutting cookies, scones, donuts and making my cookies more round when they are done baking.
- Pie Shield. Sometimes the crust bakes too quickly for the filling this keeps it from burning!
- Cake Saver. Helps keep my cakes fresh.
- 8oz Ramekins. I use these for chocolate lava cake and creme brûlée!
A large mixing bowl filled with ingredients its a great gift!
- Callebaut Chocolate Callets. I have these in milk, dark, and white chocolate! The best for cookies, melting for frostings or even dipping!
- Rodelle Dutch Cooca Powder. The best, intense but smooth chocolate flavor!
- Espresso Powder. This little star adds so much flavor!
- Buttermilk Powder. Perfect substitute for buttermilk on hand!
- Fleur de Sel. The finishing touch!
- Vanilla Bean Paste. Take your frosting to the next level with this!
- AmeriColor Food Coloring. These gel food colors make vibrant colors.
Filler/ Small Gifts Items to Fill Inside a Larger Gift
These gift items would be perfect to fit inside a larger gift like a stand mixer, dutch oven, large roasting pan.. etc.
- Angled Spatula. Use this all the time for spreading frosting around.
- Paddle Attachment with Scraper. This is such a nice little addition to the Kitchen Aid stand mixer since it scrapes the bowl for you!
- Kitchen Torch. Pairing this with some vanilla beans and a set of ramekins would be the perfect creme brûlée gift!
- Stasher Bags. I use this in and out of the kitchen- they are so versatile!
- Mini Spatula/Spoonula Set. These are two of the most used items in my kitchen.
- Silicone Hotpad/Trivet 7". Perfect for holding hot dishes and keeping your table safe when serving hot dishes.
- Candy Dipping Set. Makes dipping so much easier!
- Medium Cookie Scoop. So many uses- ice cream, meatballs, cookies and more!
- Souper Cubes ½-Cup. Freezing buttermilk, soups, sauces and more!
- Brilliant Bites. Meagan wrote this beautiful book with entertaining in mind so many bite sized treats perfect for your next party!
- Clean Simple Eats. I love all things Clean Simple Eats and their recipe are delicious too!
- Better Baking Book. I met Kristin years ago at a blogging conference and admired her love of baking science. Such a great book!
- Modern Comfort Food. I love all of Ina's recipes and this is my most recent favorite book of hers.
- The Perfect Cake. This cake book by Cooks Illustrated shares so many delicious fool-proof cake recipes.
- Skinnytaste Meal Prep. Gina shares absolutely delicious meal prep ideas with healthy eating in mind!
- Botanica Serving Platter. Gorgeous flowers and I love the side handles so you don't get your fingers touching the food.
- Christmas Cookie Tea Towel. So cute!
- Rifle Paper Co. Marguerite Mug. This makes me so happy when I have my tea!
- Baker Sweatshirt. So cute
- Cookie Dealer T-Shirt.
- Custom Apron. So many options I linked my favorite!
- Champagne for Breakfast Sweater.
- Baking Queen T-Shirt.