Baking is one of my favorite things to do! I love how excited my kids get every time I've baked them a treat! Even though I love to bake, I wanted some expert help for putting together this gift guide. I went to my friend Olgui who is a professional baker (and she's amazing at it!) and asked her to tell me what her must-haves are and also give me some of her wishlist items. Funnily enough, her wishlist has now become my wishlist! Read on to find the perfect gift for the baker in your life!
Listed below are all the items that were carefully selected for those looking to get the perfect gift for that special person in their life.
a baker's best tool
Not only is this mixer essential for a baker, it's so pretty to look at! I personally have the Ultra Power Plus 4.5 Qt. in Ice Blue. It's very heavy duty, super easy to operate and quickly mixes, kneads, and whips your ingredients. I love the stainless steel bowl which makes for a very easy cleanup! There are lots of attachments including food grinders, pasta makers, and more. If you'd like a souped-up version of this mixer, then you'll want to consider the Professional Series.
a neccessary attachment for mixers
This beaterblade is a perfect complement for the KitchenAid Mixer. It scrapes the bowl as it's mixing! No more turning the mixer on and off to clean the sides. What a time saver. Just make sure you get the right size blade for the mixer you are purchasing.
keeps a baker's mixer clean
Every baker will love that they can keep their stand mixer perfectly clean when not in use with this fitted stand mixer cover. Designed specifically for KitchenAid Tilt-Head Stand Mixers this cover is made of heavyweight quilted material and is machine washable.
perfect for KitchenAid mixer bowls
Another great accessory for the KitchenAid mixer, these dishwasher safe covers are perfect for keeping your ingredients in the refrigerator. They're also great for covering leftover cookie dough or rising yeast dough.
great for holding ingredients
These Le Creuset Stain Resistant Silicone Prep Bowls are perfect for keeping your ingredients until you're ready to use them. They are freezer, oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. Doesn't get better than that! They are flexible so it makes it easy to transfer ingredients into smaller containers. They come in a variety of vibrant colors.
a baker's dream
These Bellemain Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls are a dream! They come in a set with 4 different sized bowls and lids. These bowls also double as measuring cups with measurements etched on the side so you never have to wonder how much mixture you have in the bowl. Talk about do it all bowls! They also have a non slip silicone bottom, which is perfect for preventing accidents! These bowls are definitely an amazing addition to any kitchen! (I'd love them to be added to mine!)
a neccessary tool for any baker
I love, love, love my KitchenAid Aqua Sky utensils. I have a lot of them, and every piece is well made, durable, and beautiful. This spatula is an ideal gift for a baker. The flexible, curved silicone head is perfect for mixing and scraping.
the best for rolling out fondant
This non-stick silicone pastry mat is perfect for the baker that likes to work with fondant. It's easy to clean and it's dishwasher safe. It lays perfectly flat and is no-slip. It's not only great for fondant, but it works well for rolling pizza dough, pies, or cookie dough.
roll dough like a pro
This Adjustable Rolling Pin will allow you to roll dough to the exact thickness you want. It's easy to use for both beginners and professionals. The rolling pin is stainless steel and the removable rings are food grade silicone. Definitely a very clever design that makes rolling dough easier!
upgrade to the ultimate apron
This machine washable linen apron was inspired by professional chefs. The adjustable waist and neck straps will make for a perfect fit. It's lightweight yet durable. I would definitely love adding this apron to my kitchen!
meets the demanding baker's needs
This beautiful double sided pastry board is a great gift for any baker! Your baker can keep one side smooth for working with dough and use the other side as a cutting board. It's constructed of thick, solid maple and is perfect for kneading and shaping dough.
decorate the perfect cake with ease
This rotating cake stand is perfect for decorating cakes. It has a stainless steel bearing which gives it a smooth rotation, and it turns both ways, so it can be used by a righty or a lefty! It has a non-slip bottom and the top is etched with measurements. When you finish decorating your cake, it makes for a beautiful stand to display it on.
the ultimate scale for the baker
This scale is the momma of kitchen scales. It has an easy to clean stainless steel top, and a hinged shield to avoid messes. The display is very bright and easy to read. It runs on batteries, but you can purchase an AC adapter separately. If your baker is in need of a scale, this one is definitely one to get!
cut and serve cake like a boss
Every baker needs a great cake cutter. You definitely don't want to ruin your creation by cutting into a cake or pie with a dull knife. This stainless steel cutter doubles as a server, so you only need one tool for a perfect slice of cake! Add to that the fact that it's dishwasher safe, and I'm sold! I need one.
the perfect baking mat
This silicone baking mat turns any baking sheet into a non-stick surface. No need to use sprays, butter or oil anymore. It's very easy to clean and it's freezer, oven, and microwave safe. This one is high on my wish list this year!
decorate cakes, cupcakes and more
So this one is for the bakers who love to decorate their creations. I unfortunately, am not so good at that. Maybe if I had this piping set and guide I could be awesome! The set comes with 27 different nozzles as well as everything else you need to decorate cakes like a pro. It gets amazing reviews!
sift flour with ease
This Stainless Steel Sifter holds a whole 3 cups of flour. It is sturdy yet lightweight and the crank is easy to turn. This makes for effortless sifting. It's also perfect for using with powdered sugar. I'm used to sifting flour with a strainer and tapping it on the side, so this is definitely a welcome addition in my kitchen!
the perfect fitting mitts
These are the prettiest oven mitts around! Not only are they polka dotted, but they come in so many beautiful colors. I, of course, have these aqua ones. They fit my hands perfectly. I have small hands and usually mitts are big on my hands. These come in two sizes so it was nice to be able to find some that finally fit right!
bake the perfect cake
These Fat Daddio cake pans are awesome. They come in different sizes and depths. They are made of aluminum and they ensure for even baking. Their seamless construction makes them heat faster and cool quicker. These are not dishwasher safe, which for me is the only drawback. That being said, I definitely love the ones I have and use them often.
ideal for delicious desserts
These cute little porcelain ramkeins are ideal for making so many yummy desserts! Flan, creme brulee, lava ckaes, souffle, the possibilities are endless! They are oven, microwave and freezer safe and they can be washed in the dishwahser! They are also perfect for serving salsa, Arroz con Leche, dipping sauces or dressings. These multi-tasking rameking are a great addition to any kitchen!
the handy tool every baker needs
Ok, so I was not aware I needed one of these Stainless Steel Scraper and Choppers until now! So many uses! There's the obvious dough cutting and vegetable chopping, but you can do so much more! Perfect for cutting brownies, pizza, dividing meats for freezing, scraping butcher blocks and cutting boards, and so much more. All this and it's dishwasher safe! I need this in my life.