6 Baking Tools you need if you are a new baker

6 Essential Baking Tools for a Beginner Baker

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Baking is a trend that is catching up like fire and before you know every other person is making a cake at home! This was not the situation many years ago when the only place you used to get iced cakes was the local bakery! Times have changed and people have started baking at home. There are numerous reasons that one should actually make a cake at home, one of them is the hygienic kitchen standards we have at home as compared to a bakery!

While we can bake at home, we need few baking tools to make the process happen (easily!). There are so many tools, moulds and instruments available that one could get confused about the very essential ones required just to do the job!

If you are a beginner baker, someone who has just started out to bake, here is a quick list of all the essential baking tools you will need for that! Do not skimp on any of these as they will only make your life easier!

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1. Oven

Yes an Oven! and not a Microwave with Convection Mode! There is a lot of difference in the cakes baked in an OTG and a Microwave. An Oven is specially designed for baking and consumes very much less power as compared to a Microwave. So if you want to bake without your electricity bills going up, this is a good investment for it!

A small counter-top oven is just fine for beginner bakers.

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2. Digital Kitchen Scale

This is so so important! Weighing your ingredients is so important for achieving that perfect crumb in your cake. With a digital weighing scale up in your arsenal, nothing can go wrong as long as you have the right recipe!

Always choose a kitchen scale which has a stainless steel base as it lets you weigh ingredients when they are hot too.

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3. Measuring Spoons

This is a must and you cannot make a cake without these if you are a beginner! Experienced bakers know the ingredient weights in grams but still they follow this method of using spoons.

Here, I am not talking about using measuring cups. I simply despise using cups for measuring ingredients like flour or cocoa powder. Rely on a digital weighing scale for this. Few recipes on the internet also have measurements in terms of cups but I would always suggest to find a recipe that shows you all the details in grams and ml! This is because few people use a 200 ml cup and few use a 250 ml cup and that is where all the confusion starts! A few grams of difference is a huge deal in the baking business!

As they say, “Cooking is art but Baking is Science!”

Having said this, using regular spoons is a big NO! I will say it straight: If you want to bake great cakes, use the correct tools.

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4. Cake Moulds

You have whipped up the batter. Now you need a mould to bake it. Invest in quality cake tins that would last you a lifetime.

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5. Hand Mixer

You can mix the batter with the help of a whisk or spoon but this tool is required when you make a butter cake. Butter cakes require you to beat the butter and sugar until they become light and fluffy. This is a little rough to do with your whisk or spoon.

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6. Whisk

I cannot help but reiterate the importance of this tool. A whisk is the most important tool of a baker!

Why? Because it mixes ingredients like no other tool can! So go for it!

A good Balloon Whisk is an irreplaceable baking tool for any baker.

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Few More Baking Tools

There are three more tools which I would like to suggest that are very helpful in addition to the above mentioned ones but are optional.

7. Oven Mitt

Oven Mitts are used to remove the hot cake tins from the oven. You can do this with the help of two kitchen napkins too and that is why this is in the optional category; but you will be carefree when using these as they absolutely ensure no burns when you hold the hot oven tray or cake tin.

Always use a good quality Oven Mitt. The fabric of the cheaper ones will start to scorch and start getting holes (with subsequent use, defeating the purpose of using mitts!) at the places you touched the hot oven tray with.

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8. Silicon Spatula

A silicon spatula is a helpful baking tool of yours when you scoop out your cake batter from the bowl into your cake tin.

You will know it when you use it!

This is a spatula and brush set. The brush in this set will be helpful for you whenever you start making iced cakes i.e. cakes with icing on them.

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9. Parchment Paper

No more broken cakes when you invert them for removing from the mould! This is like magic! The cake will never stick to the mould and you will always have gorgeous cakes on your table.

I have been extensively using parchment paper since I have started baking. This has never failed me!

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4 Comments

  1. I never even thought of a scale! My kids love baking, it’s a great way to encourage them to put down the electronics too! Very informative article, thanks for sharing!

  2. I love my digital scale dearly! I often use it to measure milk and water, too. So, for me, this is an absolute go-to tool for sure!

    I’m also a bit obsessed with my green rubber spatula, especially when melting sugar for caramel recipes.
    Recently, I have invested in a set of measuring spoons like the ones in the picture. And the little one loves them because they are so colorful. 🙂

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