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Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Baking Gear

From heart-shaped cake pans to the cutest sprinkles, our Test Kitchen's favorite Valentine's Day baking items will make your holiday extra sweet.

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Nordic Ware Valentine Heart Cakelet Panvia

Nordic Ware Mini Heart-Shaped Cake Pan

Sweet hearts for your sweetheart? Yes, please! Bake up your favorite Bundt cake recipes in this adorable mini cakelet pan from Nordic Ware ($40). We’re obsessed with the pan’s scalloped edges—and the little well on top is just begging to be filled with a spoonful of strawberry jam.

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100 Year Limited Edition Queen of Hearts 5-Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer KSM180QHSDvia

KitchenAid Queen of Hearts 5-Qt. Stand Mixer

Your valentine will think of you every time they whip up a recipe in this limited-edition stand mixer ($500). This gorgeous appliance is painted a bright, rosy red—making it the perfect way to spruce up a stale kitchen. And small details, like the teeny-tiny hearts patterned on the trim band, set it apart from other KitchenAid mixers. Psst: There’s lots more to love about KitchenAid’s Queen of Hearts line.

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Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish

As if pies weren’t pretty enough already! Whip up a true showstopper in this Emile Henry ruffled heart dish ($50). It’s available in both pink and red. And the plate’s 3.75-quart capacity makes it the perfect vessel for all kinds of bakes. (We’re particularly fond of this Macaroon Cherry Pie).

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Heart's Desire Sprinkle Mixvia

SprinklePop Valentine’s Day Sprinkles

Whether you’re looking to embellish your V-Day sweets with some classic sprinkles ($8), a pop of pastel ($9) or a nod to your favorite Friends episode ($9), SprinklePop has you covered. This gourmet sprinkle company offers a variety of fun mixes decked out with jimmies, royal icing pieces, candy pearls and more. You can even customize your own mix!

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Conversation Heart Cookie Cutter Setvia

Conversation Heart Cookie Cutter Set

Sure, the classic candies are sweet. But these conversation heart cookie cutters ($20) will really show your valentine how much you care. Bake up a batch of cutout cookies with imprinted phrases like “Be Mine” and “Hug Me.”

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Wilton Non-Stick Heart Cake Pan, 9-Inchvia

Wilton Heart-Shaped Cake Pan

Give any recipe the heart-shaped treatment with this versatile Wilton cake pan ($10). It makes brownies, cakes and even deep-dish pizza feel a little more special.

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Red Heart Banner Dual Sided Terry Kitchen Towel - Opalhousevia

Red Kitchen Towel

Cleanup just got more cheery. This festive towel ($3) adds a pop of pattern and color to your kitchen, while its 100% terry cotton material is highly absorbent. Oh, and did you see that teeny-tiny price tag? We’re ordering one for all of our valentines!

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Dash Mini Heart Waffle Makervia

Mini Heart Waffle Maker

We know Leslie Knope would approve of this adorable heart-shaped waffle maker ($18). It’s the perfect appliance for serving up mini breakfast treats or snacks at your Galentine’s Day party!

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Valentine’s Day Oven Mitt

When you go to pull your fresh-baked treats out of the oven, give your hands the stylish protection they deserve. This Valentine’s Day oven mitt ($14) is pretty, practical and subtle enough that you could use it year round.

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Silpat® Silicone Macaroon Baking Matvia

Silpat Macaron Baking Mat

If you’ve been eager to learn how to make macarons at home, this genius mat from Silpat ($29) is the perfect addition to your baking wares. It comes pre-labeled with perfectly drawn circles for easy piping, and the silicone surface ensures your cookies will never stick.

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HIC Harold Import Co. 98035-6 Heart-Shaped Ramekins, Whitevia

Heart-Shaped Ramekins

Creme brulee is one of our favorite Valentine’s Day desserts. And these heart-shaped ramekins ($20) make the decadent sweet even more special. We’re big fans of lemon creme brulee as well as this chocolate-raspberry version.

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Sweet Sugarbelle Cookie Icing Bottles - 4 Ounce & 8 Ounce Squeeze Bottles with Couplers and Stainless Steel Tipsvia

Cookie Icing Bottles

If you’re working with royal icing, these squeeze bottles ($19) will help you achieve bakery-level results. The small tips and easy-to-grip surface makes flooding cookies a breeze.

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Norpro Nonstick Heart Pancake/Egg Rings, Set of 2via

Norpro Heart Rings

We love the versatility of these cute heart-shaped rings ($9). While they’re designed for molding eggs and pancakes into a special breakfast, you could also use them to stamp out biscuits and scones, make powdered sugar designs atop a cake or shape soft fruits.

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Valentines Round Cookie Stencil 3 Pc

Cookie Stencils

If you want to get really fancy, these cookie stencils ($5) are worth the effort. The “Love,” “XOXO” and “Be Mine” designs are all equally adorable. Try ’em airbrushed onto a cookie or sprinkled with powdered sugar on a cupcake.

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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