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Your Ultimate Baking Equipment Guide

Stock up on the tools you need for precisely what you love to bake. We've got recommendations from our Test Kitchen on what tools are best for pies, cakes, cookies and more.

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KitchenAid® Artisan® 5 qt. Stand Mixer in Pistachiovia bedbathandbeyond.com

The Essentials for Everyday Baking

Whether you’re a new baker or an experienced one, you all need some essential gear to stir up your favorite recipes. See what baking tools our Taste of Home team loves. And if you’re interested in becoming a better baker or just honing your skills, be sure to join our new community dedicated just to baking: Bakeable!

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Nordic Ware Bundt Panvia amazon.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Cakes

If you’re just getting started with some easy cake recipes or are star baker who loves to make gorgeous multi-layer cakes, you’ll need a few cake supplies to make these desserts. A few basics like good pans and spatulas can get you far with any recipe you choose. Check out cake-baking must-haves recommended by our editors and Test Kitchen.

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ORBLUE 13.5" Danish Dough Whisk - LARGE - Dutch Dough Whisk Hand Mixer for Bread, Cookie, Dumpling or Pizza Dough - Best Substitute to a Mixer and Blender - Baking Tool Artisian Blender - 2-PACKvia amazon.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Bread

Baking bread is a labor of love. You proof the yeast (here’s how!), wait for the dough to rise, shape it and let it rise again. It’s time-consuming, but all bakers know that nothing is better than a loaf of freshly baked bread. Get all the tools you need to make yeasted breads and quick breads, too.

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Adjustable Silicone Pie Shieldvia surlatable.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Pies and Tarts

Make baking a pie, well, easy as pie. Making pies and tarts gets much simpler the second you invest in a few extra tools. A nice tart pan and a rolling pin you love will become invaluable investments as you bake up classic pies and new favorites alike.

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Cookie Scoopvia amazon.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Cookies

Yes, we love cakes and muffins and all sorts of pastries, but when it comes to satisfying, everyday bakes, cookies win every time. Our equipment picks will make stirring up a batch for an after-school treat or as a snack for company easier than ever.

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Taste of Home 13 x 9 inch Non-Stick Metal Baking Panvia amazon.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Brownies and Bars

Looking for an easy bake that’ll please everyone? You can’t go wrong with a good dessert bar or brownie recipe. These treats are simple to make, especially when you have a few bonus gadgets like these ones recommended by our team.

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taste of home spring panvia amazon.com

The Gear You Need for Baking Cheesecakes

We don’t know of anyone who can resist a slice of rich, silky cheesecake. This indulgent dessert is a treat but does require a few special tools to get started, plus a little baking knowhow—check out the wobble test. You can master this dessert with some practice and just a handful of baking supplies.

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.

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