While you will always need different types or flours, oils, and sugars for different desserts, you will also need to have different tools to make baking more fun and easier. Basic baking tools for beginners include:
Baking Pans-A basic bakeware set should include: a muffin pan, a round cake pan, a 9”x11” pan, a cookie sheet pan, and a loaf pan. These pans will help you create many delicious desserts. If you love pies and are looking to make those as well, make sure to get a pie dish. A cake pan is not the same as a pie dish and should not be used for pies.
Mixer- A hand mixer and a standalone mixer are essential for baking cakes and other goodies. Mixers make the prep time faster, are easy to use, and leave your hands clean. Most mixers come with different attachments such as a dough hook, beater and a wire whip.
Cooling Rack-A cooling rack will be used for cooking your cookies as well as for icing and decorating them. It will make the job easier and more convenient.
Rolling Pin-A rolling pin will be used for rolling out your donut dough, sugar cookies, fondant, pizza dough, modeling chocolate and other dough batter.
Scale- When baking everything needs to be precise and this is why you’ll need a small measuring scale. This can be used to measure your grams and ounces of different ingredients such as sugar, flour, and chocolate.
Spatula, Spoons and Whisk- In baking you will need to either whisk or incorporate ingredients together. This will be done either by a whisk or a spatula.
Measuring Cups and Spoons- Most recipes will say to use cups, tablespoons and teaspoons of various ingredients. Instead of eyeballing everything, be accurate and have your measuring cups and spoons at hand.
Pastry Bags and Tips- These items will be used for decorating your cakes, cupcakes or other sweets. You can choose either disposable options or reusable bags that can be washed and ready for next time. Pastry bags can also be used for other recipes such as churros.
Reusable Baking Cups- Muffin pan can be used for muffins, cupcakes and savory quiche. They can also be used to bite size brownies. Since a baking pans have many uses you will need a lot of baking cups or better yet, reusable silicone baking cups.
These are some basic baking tools for beginners.