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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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.
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.
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.