15 Baking Essentials for People Who Suck at Baking

April 28, 2020

Love to bake but feel like you’re not the best baker? Maybe you just need the right tools! Check out these 15 baking essentials to help you become a better baker!

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I consider myself more of a home chef than a baker.  My mom is an awesome baker, but I never really inherited that skill.  Then came this crazy period of quarantine where I stocked up on an extra bag of flour, an extra bag of sugar, and was amazed when I could get my hands on some yeast.  Since this all started, I’ve been baking up a storm!  I did read somewhere that baking helps anxiety and stress.  So maybe that’s why I’ve challenged myself to use this time to become a better baker.  I have to say, it’s actually been working out (*knock on wood*). 

Okay, not everything I’ve baked has been from scratch.  But the majority of what I’ve made has – like Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gooey Chocolate Pecan Pie (mostly from scratch except for the pie crust), and even everything seasoned rolls, which I’m super proud of!  Eventually, I want to try making my own pizza dough, sandwich bread, and maybe even one of those pretty braided loaves of Italian bread.  

If you’re feeling like your baking could use a boost, check out these 15 baking essentials!  And remember – baking is totally different than cooking.  Baking recipes need to be followed step-by-step with exact measurements and can take a little patience.  It’s not like we’re rushing to go anywhere these days, so now’s the time to work on your baking skills!

Baking Essentials for People Who Suck at Baking


  1. Cookie sheets
  2. Oven mitts
  3. Round cake pans
  4. Loaf pan
  5. Muffin pan
  6. Baking utensil set
  7. Icing spatula
  8. Measuring cup
  9. Measuring spoons
  10. Mixing bowls
  11. Hand mixer
  12. Metal cookie cutters
  13. Wire cooling rack
  14. Silicone baking mats
  15. Rolling pin

These are just a few basic essentials to get you started on your baking journey.  But if you’re feeling really ambitious, you could get yourself a fancy Kitchenaid stand mixer.  I got mine a few years ago during a Black Friday sale.  Even if you’re not a great baker, it’s a nice tool to have in the kitchen!  


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  • Reply Michelle May 1, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    These are all great to have! Thankfully I have most of them but some need to be replaced. I would have to add patience to your list. 😂

    • Reply Jessica May 3, 2020 at 1:20 PM

      Oh, I 100% agree with patience! 😂 Baking can take a lot of it some days!

      So glad you enjoyed this list. I’m pretty sure I’m due to replace some of my baking utensils soon!

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