I hope you enjoy my very favorite baking equipment for beginners (and for all baking and cake decorating enthusiasts!). This post includes the essential baking equipment and tools that I use almost every day!
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I look for two main things when choosing a mixer: durability and size. Will you be baking large cakes or big batches of cookies? In that case, a 5 or 6-quart mixer will be a better investment.
If you don’t bake too often or do mostly smaller bakes, then a hand-held mixer or 3.5-quart mixer should be fine. I’ve had just as much luck with affordable mixers as I have with big-brand mixers, but I try to use my affordable mixers less often than my heavy-duty mixers.
Essential Baking Tools & Measuring Devices
If you are baking a lot, you don’t need to have multiples of the same tools, but rather, at least one of each tool that you love. I have my favorite whisks, measuring cups, etc, and I choose to use them every time I bake. This helps with consistency across all my bakes.
Silicone Liquid Measuring Cups
These are the only liquid measuring cups I use. You’ve probably seen me use them in my cake videos! They are flexible for easy pouring and provide easy-to-read measurements,
Baker’s Math Digital Scale
Using grams measurements with a Kitchen scale will guarantee that your baked goods come out consistent every time. I own two of these kitchen scales that have lasted a long time. I love the size and durability, but any affordable kitchen scale should work well in your baking recipes.
Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
Any measuring cups and measuring spoons set should work well in your baking, but I recommend a set that includes the smaller measurements, like 1/8 cup or 1/8 teaspoon. These are less common sizes, but you’ll be so happy you have them when they show up in a recipe.
I will continue to add to this page, so check back soon, or comment below if you have any questions!
I hope this baking equipment for beginners is a game changer in your baking like it was for me! As you continue your baking and cake-decorating journey, be sure to check out my detailed guide to Cake Decorating Terminology!