10 Bonus Baking Tools
Aaaaand I'm back. With more baking tools and utensils that I use in the kitchen that I think you might like to hear about.
I've covered my top 10 baking tools, which included the gadgets I use most often and consider most essential for any baker.
And then I moved on to my top 10 bakeware essentials. That post covered all the basic bakeware options a baker might need.
And after that, I made a post on 10 more of my essential baking tools. Which consisted of baking tools that I use on a regular basis as well as those that I used a little less often but still considered important.
And now, I bring you 10 more bonus baking tools. Most of the utensils below are not absolutely necessary to own if you bake once in a while or even often. Hence the "bonus" preface. However, I own all the tools here and find them very helpful to have in the kitchen.
Below, I'll explain why I think each of these 10 bonus baking tools are beneficial. And let you decide if you need them in your life.
1. cake racks
If you don't have marble countertops or any other heatproof surfaces in your kitchen, you need a cake rack. To hold any hot baking sheet, tray, or pan that comes out of your oven.
Simply place the cake rack onto any surface and place the hot item on top of the rack to allow it to cool before placing it directly onto your table or countertop.
2. Cake Dome
This portable cake dome is the perfect holder for layer cakes. You can place your cake and cake dome in the freezer, as it's an airtight container and will prevent your cake from getting freezer burnt. You can also put your cake and cake dome in the fridge to keep the cake fresh for a couple days. This cake dome is also great if you need to travel with your cake or transport it somewhere. Simply hold the dome by the top handle and be on your way.
Of course, you can also use this cake dome to hold or transport many other items, such as pies, tarts, and cupcakes.
3. Flour/Confectioner's Sugar Dispenser
This dispenser is used to dust baked goods with confectioner's sugar. But I also use it to dispense flour when I need to dust my work surface or dough. Multi-purpose = multi-necessary, right?
4. Batter Dispenser
Ever wonder how some people manage to get their cupcake liners perfectly neat and filled, or their pancakes perfectly round without spilling any batter on the molds or pan? This batter dispenser. You can see me using it in this video.
Simply fill this utensil with your cupcake, muffin, or pancake batter and press the handle to dispense.
5. Cupcake Liners
Cupcake liners are mandatory. If you ever make cupcakes.
The white paper liners are the most versatile, and will go with any cupcake type or color. The tulip paper cups are perfect for muffins, and the mini baking cups yield adorable mini cupcakes. Your pick. I suggest all three.
6. Assorted Cookie Cutters
I've got a set of round cookie cutters, square cookie cutters, and then this assorted container. It has numbers, letters, and lots of cute shapes. Like gingerbread men, hearts, stars, flowers, animals, and vehicles. Amongst others.
7. Dough and Bench Scrapers
This bench scraper is used to scrape off dough from your work surface, to divide and cut dough portions neatly, and to chop or dice herbs.
The bowl scraper is used to scrape dough out of your bowl. Just like its name implies. A bowl scraper is like the rubber spatula of dough. It gets the whole ball of dough out neatly and completely from your bowl every time.
8. Pizza Cutter
Pizza cutters cut pizza. But other stuff too. A pizza cutter is great for cutting off edges to make a piece of rectangular dough perfectly even. Like with these cinnamon roll cookies. Or to cut strips of dough for this cinnamon roll cake. Or to cut triangle slices for rugelach or croissants.
9. Chocolate Molds
Last, but definitely not least. The food processor. My favorite machine after my KitchenAid stand mixer.
My mom is still afraid of the Kitchenaid and prefers to make all her baked goods in a food processor. Yes, even cakes and cookies that require creaming. So I grew up using this machine to make all my desserts. I'm talking cookies, cakes, bars, pies, and even bread doughs and frostings. And I gotta admit, the food processor works very well for pretty much everything. Except maybe whipping egg whites and frostings.
When I started baking more seriously, I switched to using a Kitchenaid. But I can still appreciate the many versatile uses of my food processor.
On a completely unrelated note, and remember the pain: