The Baker

For the always flour-dusted bake master, these tools will ensure you get on their cookie list.

 Holiday Gift Ideas-for-the-baker

1. Take a Stand

An essential tool in the serious baker’s kit. It’s no wonder the KitchenAid mixer has been a favourite for generations. 

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan 5-Quart Stand Mixer, Empire Red. $350. Available at Amazon.ca. 

2. The Topper

Kick your homemade pies up a notch (or 12!) with these fruit-shaped cut-outs that are sure to impress.

Norpro 3257 Pie Topper Cutters Cookie Stamp, Set of 4. $10. Available at Amazon.ca.

3. French Bread Maker

Shaped like a traditional domed bread oven, this bread cloche ensures steady humidity while baking for a flaky crust with a firm but light inside.

Emile Henry Bread Cloche Set. $160. Available at Golda’s Kitchen.

4. Measure of Greatness

It’s hard to emphasize just how great this little wonder is, but trust us, it’s a must-have.

Umbra Dash 4-in-1 Measuring Spoon. $6. Available at IQ Living.

5. Get It Right

If baking is a science, these bowls ensure you score a perfect 10 every time.

Universal Expert Measuring Bowls. $16. Available at West Elm.

6. Upper Crusts

The smart design of this brownie pan has multiple edges, so there’s no fighting for the crunchy bits.

Fox Run Bakelicious Brownie Pan – Crispy Corners. $25. Available at Amazon.ca.

7. Time Out

When you’ve got more than one thing cooking, having a few timers is always a good idea.

Alessi Anna Time Kitchen Timer. $78. Available at All Modern.  

8. Cutting Tradition

Gingerbread, who? Mix up everyday mainstays with this fun twist on the original stick figure.

Fred ABC (Already Been Chewed) Cookie Cutters. $11. Available at IQ Living.

9. Steam Whistle

An oldie but a goodie, this throwback from grandma’s kitchen vents steam from the filling as it cooks, putting a stop to spillovers and soggy crust.

Le Creuset Pie Bird. $8. Available at Kitchen Heaven.

10. Bundt Builder 

Even a novice baker can’t help but impress with this architecturally influenced, non-stick bundt cake pan.

Vaulted Dome Bundt Cake Pan & Red Velvet Mix gift set. $56. Available at Williams-Sonoma.