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15 Gifts For Anyone Who Loves Baking Cakes

You might get the best thank-you gift ever out of it: cake.

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1. A potholder set and apron emblazoned with the best motto on the planet: Eat cake for breakfast.,

Get the potholder set for $35 and the apron for $30 (it has handy measurement conversions printed on the bottom hem!) at Kate Spade.

2. A rotating cake stand that makes frosting a cake 10 times easier, with a set of cake circles to go with it.

Putting the cake circle underneath the cakes helps make it easier to move the cake to a fancy serving platter, if they want to. Get the cake circles for $3.85 and the cake stand for $15.99, both on Amazon.

This particular cake stand is great for regular two-layer cakes; if they have a tendency to bake anything bigger, consider a pricier but more durable stand like this one, $49.05 on Amazon.

3. And a set of three decorating combs and icing smoothers that will help them make the most of their new cake rotating abilities.

Get the set on Amazon for $12.49.

4. A cake decorating set that comes with 12 seamless tips, plus a set of disposable pastry bags.

The set does come with a reusable bag, but they can be a big pain to wash, so many decorators prefer disposable bags. Get the set of decorating tips for $12.28, and the pack of 10 bags for $5.94, both on Amazon.

5. Or a smiling slice of crochet cake with a cherry on top that they can set on a plate next to their computer.

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Because there's nothing more inspiring than the perfect slice. Get either the spice cake or the yellow cake from jeslovestoast on Etsy for $24.98.

6. Everything they need to get started with fondant decorating: a 10-piece tool set, an adjustable roller, a how-to book, and a tub of the stuff.,,

(Click or tap the image above to expand and see photos of everything.)

You can mix and match the set based on your budget, their skill level, and what they already have in their collection. Get the tool set for $19.99 at Target, the rolling pin for $11.86 on Amazon, the book for $24.53 on Amazon or $27.77 from Barnes & Noble, and the tub of fondant for $22.75 on Amazon. (Thank goodness for online ordering.)

7. A highly-rated standing mixer in their favorite color — if they're at the top of your list and they've asked for one.

You be the judge of who you can appropriately gift a $299.95 (on Amazon) standing mixer, but if it's on your list this year, this one is recommended by the Good Housekeeping Institute.

8. A decorating set that makes swirling several colors of icing incredibly simple, and a set of gel food coloring that will make it incredibly simple to get bright colors.

The piping set lets you swirl two or three colors of icing together. Get 'em both on Amazon: the piping set for $2.97 (as an add-on) and the 12-color coloring set for $25.

9. A pair of purple earrings that they can wear while they bake or while they work their normal job and dream about batter and whipped cream.

They're handmade, so make sure to order them soon, so they can get to you in time for the holidays! Get them from mousemarket on Etsy for $29+ (also available in blue).

10. A classic Mosser Glass cake stand that will give their beautiful finished products the attention they deserve.


Get it from Food52 for $35+ (three sizes and six colors available), and learn more about Mosser Glass here.

11. An adorable little bear that they can slip into their bag of brown sugar to keep it from sticking together.

Yes you can just put a slice of bread in there, but you have to change it out every once in a while, and you don't want to give someone a slice of bread, now do you? Also, a stale slice of bread isn't quite as cute. Get it on Amazon for $6.16.

12. An adjustable slicing guide so they can layer filling through the whole cake, instead of just in the middle.

Think of the possibilities if you have more than one layer to fill: You could do a rainbow of jams, or alternate jam and extra frosting, or so many other things. Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

13. A decorating kit that's basically like a glue gun, except for delicious and colorful buttercream.

It does basically serve the same purpose as a piping bag, which is what most pro bakers use, but sometimes it's easier to do it this way! Get the set on Amazon for $39.95 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $39.99.

14. A vintage-style cake breaker so their angel food cake never ends up squished again. Or a classic, durable cake server to make serving regular ol' cake extra easy.,

Get the cake breaker for $6.53 and the server for $9.97, both on Amazon.

15. A cute cake carrier that will make it easy for them to get their cake from home to wherever the cake-eaters are.

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It holds up to a 10'' cake, which is about as big a cake as you want to carry on your own, anyway. The lid also comes off separately so you can hold plates and plasticware, or (if you're really ambitious), a pie. Get it for $12.48 at World Market.

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