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