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Ultimate Baking Guide: Top 8 Buys for Bakers

Many of you bakers new and old have likely found yourself without the essentials. As a life long baker, I live for my next recipe. Its an amazing stress reliever and a fun activity for the family. This is my ultimate baking guide, the eight essential buys for bakers.


Welcome to the world of baking! Do you have your tools ready? If you’re new to this exciting hobby, then my ultimate baking guide is definitely for you. These are the eight essentials that every baker eventually wishes they had at home. For those who are looking to upgrade your stuff, this guide is also for you. Don’t skimp on these tools, because they often last a lifetime.

There have been so many times when I’ve wanted to bake something, but lacked the right tools. Its so dang frustrating and even though I’ve always adapted, its rarely the same. If I lacked the proper pan, then I made do with what I had. But I’m working hard to avoid this, because there’s no reason why we can’t all have the right tools for an extremely reasonable price!

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I put this baking guide together to ensure we always have our tools at the ready. My favorite part about this guide is that you can get everything immediately, because every item is found on Amazon. Buy all eight essentials in one place without leaving the house and have them delivered tomorrow. Then start baking! We have tons of great recipes here on BuzzChomp.

Enjoy my ultimate baking guide! Tell me what you get, or what I missed. Then send me your favorite recipes and photos of your baking creations. We’ll share our favorites on social media. Remember, BuzzChomp is an Amazon affiliate. Items are listed via with all prices and sales at time of publication.


Ultimate Baking Guide


Nonstick 6-Piece Bakeware Set

A great nonstick bakeware set is beyond essential. This Amazon Basics set allows you to make cookies, brownies, loafs, cakes, as well as cupcakes. You’re all set to bake practically anything. I love that it doesn’t break the bank and all of the Amazon Basics bakeware that I own has held up nicely.

Buy It: Nonstick Bakeware Set ($25.99 on


Food Coloring Set of 12

The worst thing that can happen when making a cake, cupcakes or cookies is not having the proper food coloring in your recipe. I now make sure I always have food coloring at home, especially since my daughter is into baking with me. Not to mention your desserts will look great, simply by adding some color to your frosting.

Buy It: Food Coloring Set ($11.98 on


Cake Decorating Kit

If you want to make cakes and want them to look pretty, you need a kit. Mastering cake decorating can be a challenge, but its super fun. I find that having the right tools makes it so much easier! A big secret is to take your time and practice, practice, practice. Mastering the pastry bag takes patience, but it makes it so much easier to decorate cakes and cupcakes.

Buy It: Cake Decorating Kit ($24.99 on


Mixing Bowl Set of 6

I love this set of bowls because you can use it for so many things! Once you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, it’s essential you have a lot of bowls. Use these for mixing ingredients, serving veggies or fruits, tossing salads, or even serving popcorn. Put anything you want in them!

Buy It: Mixing Bowl Set ($23.99 on


Kitchen Aid 5 Quart Stand Mixer

This is THE BEST stand mixer. I have one and love it and use is almost weekly. It’s such an amazing investment because you can do so many different things with it. You can make breads, cakes, doughs, icing, and so much more. Having one changed the way I cook and bake. It’s amazing.

Buy It: Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer ($234.95 on


Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons

When you bake you need precise measurements, especially when you’re learning. Baking is all about following instructions and it takes a ton of experience to properly eyeball a measurment. Once you learn what ingredients to mix, then you can be a little flexible on your amounts. But you’ll still need measure more often than not.

Buy It: Measuring Cups and Spoons ($15.99 on


Wire Cooling Rack

I used to think that cooling racks were unnecessary, but they are the best for baking! If you bake a lot of cookies then you’ll need somewhere to place them out of the oven. Having this makes it easier for your desserts to cool while you continue baking, or start your clean up.

Buy It: Wire Cooling Rack ($20.98 on


2 Pack Donut Pan

Being able to make donuts and bagels is super fun, but you need this specific pan to do it. This is definitely a fun purchase, but if you have one of these then you’ll be able to make delicious, healthier donuts and bagels whenever you want. Your kids will thank you.

Buy It: 2 Pack Donut Pan ($20.97 on


Meet Our Baker:

Mandi Mellen is Lead Editor, Writer, and Co-Owner of BuzzChomp. She’s an acclaimed Actor, Director and Producer. Visit M Square Productions for her film work, or get lost in her comedy on Pillow Talk TV. You can follow her on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram.

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