Whether you’re a keen baker or an enthusiastic cook who wants to start baking, you’ll want to have to hand all the essential equipment and maybe the non-essential but nice to have gadgets to make your baking experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
If you’re just starting out with baking, you may want to buy individual baking tins as you go along. In other words, if you want to try baking muffins, you buy a muffin tin and if you want to bake mince pies for Christmas, then you buy a tart tin. Alternatively, you may want to buy a mixed set of bakeware which can often be cheaper than buying the constituent parts, one by one. At Baking Supplies Store, we have a large selection individual items and sets to choose from.
One of the most useful tools for bakers is a food processor and/or an electric stand up mixer. Both of these take the effort out of making pastry, bread and cake mixes. What you choose may depend on personal preference and budget but even an inexpensive electric hand beater is quicker and less hard on the arm muscles than using a wooden spoon!
A bread making machine is also a useful addition to any kitchen; there’s nothing better than waking up to the smell of fresh bread baking so be sure to get one with a timer delay. A good bread machine will have a number of settings for making different types of bread but one of the most useful settings is dough only. The machine will mix and prove the dough of your choice but you can then shape it as you wish and bake it in your oven. This is particularly useful if you want to make rolls, pitta bread or cottage loaves which are round.
Apart from the basic necessities like a rolling pin, a mixing bowl and a wooden spoon, for making cup cakes or anything requiring icing, you’ll need icing bags and a selection of tips to make different patterns or at the very least, a palette knife for spreading your icing evenly. For cookies, other than regular round ones, you’ll need cookie cutters which come in all sorts of fun shapes and sizes.
For the children in your life, we have kids’ baking sets as well as all those pretty sparkles for them to add to your bakes.
Here at Baking Supplies Store, we also have a great selection of books on baking bread, cakes and cookies as well as baking and cook books for children. In fact you’ll find everything you need here in one easy-to-navigate place.