20 Must Have Kitchen Items for Every Baker!

20 Must Have Kitchen Items for Every Baker!

When we first started out in the baking business, Priscilla had been baking her whole life, but Michael...he'd never baked before...ever. So, there was a bit of a learning curve. You can read a little more about our story here, but this post is for you!

It doesn't matter if you've been baking for years or if you're just getting started. We've all gotta start somewhere, right? Some people say they're decent cooks, but baking is a whole other story. Baking requires precision. It's all about getting the perfect amount of this and the right measure of that. There's nothing worse than diving into any project without the right tools. Baking is no exception. We figured, between Priscilla's lifetime of experience and Michael's quick learning, we'd share some of the tools we've learned along the way that just make life easier for every baker. And yes, in case you're wondering, we've definitely learned some of these lessons the hard way, like when Michael overfilled the cupcake cups and spilled batter all over the oven. *Hint - ice cream scoops are lifesavers (and oven savers!) for this!*  

So, without further ado, here's what we've learned about the 20 must have kitchen items for every baker...from beginner to pro. Don't worry, we thought this through for you. It's no accident that we're posting this in time for holiday shopping. If you're looking for what to buy for the baker in your life, look no further. Or maybe you are the baker, we've got your back! Just share this post! We've included links to each item, so you know right where to buy them. We've also listed them by price, from stocking stuffer worthy to Dear Santa, please leave it under the tree!

1) Kitchen Rags - $0.79 from Ikea 

 kitchen tea towel dish rag for Phoenix bakery

2) Silicone Spatulas - $1.99 from Ikea 

silicone spatula for Phoenix bakery

3) Disposable Piping Bags - $4.29/roll from Webstaurant Store (must have account to purchase) 

disposable piping bag for Phoenix bakery

4) Nonstick Rolling Mat - $6.99 from Amazon 

nonstick rolling mat for Phoenix bakery

5) Ice Cream Scoops (set of 3) - $13.94 from Wal-Mart

ice cream scoops for fresh baked cookies

6) Sifter - $14.99 from Amazon

sifter for bakery

7) Straight and Offset Spatulas - $18.99 from Wal-Mart

straight and offsets spatula for custom cake decorating in Phoenix bakery

8) Measuring Cups & Spoons - $19.99 from Bed, Bath and Beyond

measuring cups for Phoenix bakery

9) Straight Rolling Pin - $20.00 from Wal-Mart

straight rolling pin for Phoenix bakery

10) Gel Food Coloring - Price Varies, Sets starting at $13.00 from Chefmaster.com

gel food coloring for Phoenix bakery fondant or buttercream frosting

11) Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls (various sizes) - $22.99 from Amazon

stainless steel mixing bowls for Phoenix bakery

12) Piping Tips - $26.99 from Webstaurant Store (must have account to purchase)

Piping tips for custom cake decorating and cookie decorating for Phoenix bakery

13) Cookie Cutters - Price Varies, Christmas set $29.99 from Anna Clark Cookie Cutters 

Cookie cutters for custom cookies for Phoenix bakery

14) Cookie Press - $31.99 from Bed, Bath and Beyond

Cookie press for Phoenix bakery

15) Chocolate Melting Pot - $35.99 from Michael's

chocolate melting pot for chocolate dipped mini desserts

16) Stainless Steel Whisks (set of 3) - $40 from Food52

stainless steel whisks for Phoenix bakery

17) Fancy Sprinkles - Price Varies, sets around $45.00 from FancySprikles.com

fancy sprinkles for baking and custom cake decorating or made to order cookies

18) Turntable or lazy susan - $74.99 from Wilton.com

Turntable or lazy Suzan for custom cake decorator baker in Phoenix

19) Stand Mix for Lightweight Baking - $379.99 from KitchenAid

Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Lightweight Stand Mixer for Phoenix Baker

20) Stand Mixer Pro for Cookie Dough + Large Batches - $499.99 from KitchenAid

Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer - Large batches or cookie dough for Phoenix Baker