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    43 Things For Your Kitchen If Baking Is Your Form Of Self Care

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    1. A set of silicone baking mats that'll render your cookie spray and roll of parchment paper obsolete. They'll prevent your baked goods from burning or sticking, and they come in three different sizes so they'll fit most cookie sheets.

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    Get a set of three mats from Amazon Canada for $20.77.

    2. A split pie pan for the indecisive baker who can't choose between apple or pumpkin. The divider is removable, so you also have the option to make a full-sized pie. Now you can have the best of both worlds, and you'll only have to wash one pan afterward.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    3. A set of fine-point markers that'll give you the precision to draw really intricate designs on your confections. They're made with edible ink, so you can actually eat your creations.

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    FlourConfectionsCA is a Toronto-based shop.

    Get a set of six from FlourConfectionsCA on Etsy for $29.95.

    4. A wooden stand that'll keep your cookbook or tablet at the perfect angle, so you can follow your recipe while whisking and stirring. It also has a helpful equivalents chart written on it, saving you from Googling the right measurement every time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $28.95.

    5. A set of tea towels that'll keep your digits and counter clean while you're whisking away in the kitchen. They're made of 100% cotton, making them super absorbent, and the illustrations of different fruits and marmalades are just too cute for words.

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    Get a set of three from Simons for $18.

    6. A set of angled spatulas with stainless steel blades that'll evenly spread and smooth icing. The handles are bent at a 45-degree angle to give you more comfort and control. Plus, the blades are super long, so you won't get your hands messy.

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    The set includes a six-inch, eight-inch, and ten-inch spatula, so you can decorate everything from cookies and cupcakes to pies and cakes.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon Canada for $16.66.

    7. A pack of pastry bags that are made of durable silicone, so you'll never have to throw them away. They come in three sizes and reviewers love how easy they are to clean.

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    You can wash them by hand or stick them in the dishwasher.

    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    8. A little scoop that'll help you make and place perfectly round balls of dough on your baking pan every time. You won't have to get your hands dirty and all your cookies will be the same size.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.09.

    9. A little terracotta kitty that'll keep your brown sugar soft and moist for up to six months. Just soak it in water for 20 minutes, pat it dry, and place it in the jar.

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    Rinse it with water to clean (soap isn't necessary).

    Get it from Simons for $6.

    10. A set of reusable baking cups that'll replace the single-use paper ones you normally use. You won't need to grease these liners because the silicone is super flexible. And you can actually remove it from your baked goods in the same way you would peel a banana.

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    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $10.99+. Also available in a set of 24.

    11. A cookbook that'll help you master the baking basics. It's filled with useful techniques, baking advice, and 75 recipes that’ll satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth (like confetti birthday soufflé and no-bake S’mores cake!).

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.73. Also available for Kindle.

    12. A bottle of dark chocolate syrup that'll add a bittersweet touch to your next dessert. It has a thin nozzle, so you can create intricate designs on your food before you devour it.

    A bowl of ice cream covered in chocolate sauce next to a bottle of chocolate syrup
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    13. A silicone pastry mat that'll keep your counter top clean and give you a non-stick surface to work on. It won't move when you're rolling out dough or fondant and it has measurements in centimetres and inches that'll be a handy reference when you're baking.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $16.79.

    14. A push-up measuring cup that's perfect for sticky ingredients like butter and honey, so you won't have to scrape them out with a spatula.

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    It'll hold up to two cups of food.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.18.

    15. An electronic breadmaker because there's nothing like the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread. There are a dozen different programs for different types of bread and other baked goods, and it only takes three steps — add ingredients, choose your cycle, and press start!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $99.99.

    16. Or a silicone bread maker that’ll let you mix, knead, and bake your homemade bread in the same bowl before placing it in the oven. After it rises, you can close it like a takeout box to give your loaf the perfect shape every time.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    17. A set of stylish pinch bowls that'll come in handy when you're preparing all your ingredients for baking. They're deep enough to hold liquids, and they can also double as small serving bowls for dips or toppings.

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    Get a set of six from Simons for $20.

    18. A baking pan that'll help you whip up a batch of tasty donuts from the comfort of your own home. Now you can pop your donuts in the oven instead of deep frying them.

    A metal donut pan with two iced donuts beside a plate of more donuts and a bowl with icing
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    The pan can make a dozen donuts.

    Get it from Linen Chest for $19.99.

    19. A fabric cover that'll keep your dough from drying out while it's proofing. It’s reusable, so it’ll make a great alternative to plastic wrap, and it has an elastic edge that’ll provide a better seal than a wet towel.

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    Get it from Simon for $9.

    20. A rectangular storage container that'll keep your pantry looking neat and tidy. The button on the lid locks the canisters with an airtight seal, keeping your dry foods fresh as heck!

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    "They keep food fresh and presentable, so you don't have to get a lecture when your mom visits and peeks into your cabinets. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate your various needs. Each container has a big button on top that you can press to open or seal the jar. It's so satisfying to pop these things open that I can't imagine using a different container system ever again." —Rebecca O'Connell

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Good Grips Pop containers (#1 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $7.99+. Available in 17 sizes.

    21. And a set of handmade stickers that'll help you label and decorate all your storage containers. The vinyl material is super durable, so you won't have to worry about it flaking or disappearing after you wash it.

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    Get a set of ten from MissySippyTumbler on Etsy for $17.99. Available in four colours.

    22. A bestselling KitchenAid stand mixer that'll unleash your inner Martha Stewart. The KitchenAid is the holy grail of cooking appliances and it comes with a flat beater, a dough hook, and a wire whip to do all the heavy lifting.

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    I personally own one and I'm constantly looking for ways to use it. My favourite thing about it is the dough hook because it cut my kneading time by more than half and makes baking homemade bread easier than ever. It's a little pricey, but it's absolutely worth it in the long run!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $409.58+. Available in two colours.

    23. A stainless steel bench scraper that'll help scrape off bits of dough from your counter or board, without damaging it. It also has measurements on the blade, so you can cut your dough into perfectly-even pieces.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    24. A spatula that'll get every last ounce of food from your bowl, pot, or jar. It'll also elevate your bakeware aesthetic with its artsy face print.

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    Get it from Simons for $3.99 (originally $6).

    25. A cookbook that'll help you master the art of baking a cake and inspire you to learn new recipes. It's filled with helpful tips, hacks, and cooking combinations (including vegan and gluten-free options).

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.18.

    26. A decorating set that'll turn your desserts into edible works of art. It's fully equipped with a reusable pastry bag, four piping tips, and two couplers, so you'll have everything you need to get creative.

    A pastry bag with a metal tip next to a wooden board with iced cupcakes on it
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    Get a set of seven from Linen Chest for $24.99.

    27. A metal pan that'll help you create any letter or number-shaped cake you desire. The grid pattern on the bottom and the inserts help form the shape, so your batter won't leak.

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    "It comes with eight inserts that'll help you create your monogram, and one angled piece to help you cut out the corners if you want your cake to be less angular. It also came with instructions on how to jig the inserts around to create any letter or number, so I wasn't stuck guessing how to arrange them. You could also try using it with cookie dough or to make a cheesecake — the possibilities are endless. I'm no Cake Boss, but I'm pretty happy with how my cake turned out, thanks to this nifty little set." —May Ning

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Wilton Numbers & Letters Cake Pan Set (#7 on the list).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $45.49.

    28. A batter dispenser tool that'll make baking cupcakes or muffins a piece of cake. It can hold up to four cups of batter and has a small lever along the handle, so you can control how much batter comes out.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $30.99.

    29. A pair of oven mitts that'll protect your hands while you move your treats in and out of the oven. The tops have a non-slip silicone coating that'll make it easier to grip your trays and pans.

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    Get them from Simons for $14. Also available in blue and yellow.

    30. A bakeware rack that'll keep all your trays and cutting boards in order. The dividers are adjustable, so even your deepest baking pans will fit.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $31.44.

    31. A measuring cup and spoon set that you'll use for any and every baking project. They have measurements engraved on each handle, so you won't have to worry about them rubbing off over time.

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    The handles also come in multiple colours to help you easily distinguish the different sizes. The measuring cups and spoons come in sizes 1/8 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, 2/3 cup, 3/4 cup, 1 cup & 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbsp, and 1 tbsp.

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    32. A cake pop maker that'll bake nine cake pops in five minutes flat. Reviewers say it's very easy to use, and it has non-stick baking plates that make cleaning it an absolute breeze.

    A cake pop maker that looks similar to a waffle iron with cake pops on sticks next to it
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.79.

    33. A milk and cookie shot pan set that'll help you make a batch of Pinterest-worthy treats. You can line the inside with melted chocolate and then fill it will milk, ice cream, or whatever foods you're into.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $33.49.

    34. A metal sifter that'll come in handy if you have a recipe that calls for sifted flour. It can hold up to a cup of flour and has measurement markings on the side for reference. Plus, it's great for sprinkling icing sugar over donuts or pancakes. Yum!

    A metal sifter with flour next to a pan of cookies
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    A sifter works by breaking up flour clumps and adding air, so your goodies will taste light and fluffy. Sifted flour is also easier to combine with other dry ingredients compared to regular flour.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.48+. Available in two sizes.

    35. A set of springform pans that are perfect for cheesecake. The latch creates a tight seal around the platform to prevent leakage and you can simply unlatch it when you're ready to serve.

    A set of three springform pans in different sizes stacked on top of each other
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    Gone are the days of trying to flip the cake out of the pan and ruining your presentation.

    Get a set of three pans from Amazon Canada for $32.99.

    36. An old-fashioned Mason jar that separates into four differently-sized measuring cups. They’re perfect for anyone who loves things that have a vintage aesthetic.

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    The Mason jar also comes with a set of measuring spoons and a spoon rest that are all so cute, you’ll be looking for any excuse to use them.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.99. Available in two colours.

    37. A set of mixing bowls that are are made with stainless steel, so you can mix, whisk, and serve food in the same extra-durable dish. You can also stack and store the bowls in the fridge or freezer, because they come with plastic lids.

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    They also come in different sizes, so you can nest one inside of the other when you're not using them.

    Get a set of five from Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    38. A soft cotton apron that'll help you dress for the occasion. It'll protect your clothes from stains while you bake, and it has an adjustable tie at the waist and a two-compartment pocket in the front.

    A person wearing an apron that says bakers gonna bake
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    39. A mixing tool that'll stir any sauce, batter, or gravy you're making. (You can even use it to break up ground meat.) The blade is thick enough to mix ingredients without over-stirring, and the silicone fins will help you scrape the sides of the bowl, so you won't need a spatula to get the last bit of batter out.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $19.93.

    40. A set of ceramic measuring spoons that are shaped like tiny whales and come in the most beautiful shades of sea greens and blues. The measurements are written with gold lettering, and the spoons are deep enough to use wet or dry ingredients.

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    Get a set of three from Amazon Canada for $13.06.

    41. A brownie pan that comes with a non-stick divider to perfectly slice your dessert into 18 pieces, so you won't have to do it by hand. Just insert it after you pour the batter into the pan and then bake. Voilà!

    A batch of brownies in a pan with separate sections so they're already cut
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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $29.30.

    42. Or an oddly-shaped brownie pan that'll make every brownie a crispy corner piece, so you won't have to fight over them. It can make a dozen brownies and the non-stick material makes it easy to pull the pieces apart instead of cutting them.

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $26.99.

    43. And finally, a cake stand that'll come in handy when you're ready to decorate your cake. You can spin it around like a turntable, so you won't have to bend or strain while you’re icing it.

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    It'll also give you a place to display your finished dessert, because you worked hard to make it and you deserve to show it off.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.90.

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