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26 Insanely Useful Products That Every Baker Needs

Every baker should consider having these products in their arsenal. Get a digital scale, French rolling pin, silicone everything, and soon you'll be baking like a bona fide boss.

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We asked members of BuzzFeed Community about their holy grail baking products. Here's what they had to say!

1. A French style, tapered rolling pin gives you more control over the dough than one with handles would.

2. Silpat silicone baking mats are reusable, non-stick surfaces that promote even temperature/heat distribution.

3. Bake-even strips will prevent high-rise centers, cracked tops, and crusty edges from forming as you bake your cake.

4. A marble pastry board will keep your dough as cool and non-sticky as can be.

5. A cupcake corer will let you get ~fancy~ with your cupcakes and insert a hidden layer of deliciousness within.

6. Using cake/pastry/bread flour instead of all-purpose flour will make a big difference for serious bakers.

"The lower the protein, the less gluten development, and the airier the cake. Cake and pastry flour sits at around 6-8% protein, all-purpose flour at around 10%, and bread flour at 14-16%. The first time I made my go-to cupcakes with cake flour, it was like the heavens shone down and congratulated me on doing things right. Bread flour has more protein for the opposite effect—the gluten has to be strong enough to hold its own when being baked; it's how you get the springiness."

— Sandy Smith, Facebook

Get the cake flour for $9.97, pastry flour for $15.42, and bread flour for $17.99.

7. A oven rack pusher/puller will prevent the klutzy and unfortunate from getting nasty burns.

8. Nielsen-Massey uses a special cold-process method to draw out the delicate, distinctive flavor from vanilla beans, which are native to Mexico.

9. The KitchenAid Stand Mixer is definitely worth the investment because of its long-lasting nature.

10. And while we're on the subject of KitchenAid mixers, this handy BeaterBlade will eliminate pesky batter build-up.

"It's like the regular blade but with rubber on the sides so it scrapes the sides of the bowl while it mixes!"

stephanieu4bae54329

Get one for $10.77.

11. The Wilton #1M star decorating tip and disposable decorating bags for fancy AF cupcakes/cakes/etc.

12. Oven thermometers help you detect your oven's lies and make sure you end up with edible results.

13. A digital scale allows for more precise measuring and easier clean-up than traditional measuring cups.

14. These nesting bench scrapers will easily cut and scrape any dough situation anywhere, anytime.

"A total necessity any time you’re doing anything involving any kind of kneading on the counter, cutting dough, etc."

Rosieford

Get a set of three for $9.99.

15. These Wilton scoop-it batter spoons will ensure your cupcakes (or whatever else you make) are perfectly and evenly sized.

16. Expandable/stackable cooling racks save space and alleviate the struggles of waiting for your desserts to cool.

17. A set of differently sized offset spatulas will make your icing and frosting jobs a ~piece of cake~.

"They make icing cakes so much easier and more beautiful."

torier3

Get a set of three for $15.87.

18. The Oster breadmaker will give you the fresh, homemade bread of your dreams in under an hour.

19. A pastry blender has many useful purposes from incorporating shortening/butter into dry ingredients to creating perfect pie crusts.

20. Silicone spatulas assure not even a single drop of delicious batter goes to waste.

21. Glass bowls and baking dishes serve a variety of purposes and are safe to use in the oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, and dishwasher.

"Glass dishes! Baking dishes, measuring cups, and mixing bowls that you can put hot and cold things in, that you can stick in the microwave and fridge, and are very easy to clean."

— Christina Longofono, Facebook

Get the bowl set for $12.97 and the baking dish set for $16.53.

22. Silicone liners and pans are where it's at for easy, no-mess cupcakes and muffins.

"Reusable and muffins slide right out. If you want to go one step further you can also get a full silicone muffin pan (easier to clean)."

geomod

Get a 24-pack of liners for $10.77 or a silicon muffin pan for $8.99.

23. A sifter ensures all of your dry ingredients are aerated properly (say no to clumps!) and combine evenly.

24. Cake release will make it hella easy to remove your cakes from their pans.

25. A candy thermometer is essential for not only making candy and icing, but also for working with any sort of liquids.

26. And a massive 48-cup mini muffin pan is the perfect solution for accommodating a large crowd.

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