The holiday baking season is upon us! Do you have what you need to make an easy task of all those cookies, cakes and pies? The fact is, just like with anything, having the right tools makes a world of difference. And the same is true for baking.
I know a thing or two about not having the right tools. I spent years baking with just what I had on hand- a hodgepodge of pans, utensils, tools and ‘whats its.’ There was nothing wrong with it. It’s just what a person did.
Need to frost a cake? Just grab a rubber spatula or a butter knife. No biggie, right? It worked. Sorta. I didn’t always get the results I wanted, tasks were harder than they had to be, more frustrating, and they took so. much. longer. than they should have. Baking wasn’t always fun.
Who wants that during the holidays? Or any time for that matter. There’s nothing like the feeling when cookies slide right off the sheet, cakes shimmy perfectly out their pans and you have exactly what you need to spread a whipped frosting with swirls and peaks like you’ve been doing it forever. Most of the time it’s not the know-how that we lack; it’s just a few little things here and there to eliminate the struggle.
Below, I’ve put together a list of my 18 absolute must-have essentials to take the headache out of holiday baking. There are pans, baking sheets, pie plates, cooling wracks, tools and other life savers that I depend on to make my time in the kitchen a success. Plus, towards the end of the list, you’ll find those things that you need to successfully serve and show off all your hard work. Don’t skimp on that step! You’re hard work deserves it!
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