Gifts for Bakers

Chances are, you have someone special in your life that loves to bake. However, if you don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen yourself, it can be hard to come up with ideas for gifts for bakers.

This can also be challenging, because people vary a lot in what they like to bake, their experience/skill level, and what kitchen gadgets they already have.

Below I’ve listed my favorite baking tools, which I think any baker would love!! It’s the ultimate list of gifts for bakers.

I start off with the basics/must-haves, and then transition into some splurge items that I love! I include a wide enough variety that this list should include something for every baker out there.

For each item, I share the price, where you can get it, and essential I think it is to have. I hope that you find a special something for that special someone 🙂 Happy holidays!!

Ateco 612 Cast Iron Cake Stand

  • Price: $55.99
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image via amazon.com

I have had this Ateco 612 cake stand for years, and it has never let me down! It has a cast iron base, so it’s strong and extremely durable.

These are the cake stands you see in professional bakeries. They are by far the best spinning cake stand you can get. It’s a bit of an investment, but when you think about how many times you’ll use it over its lifetime, it’s totally worth it.

Besides my KitchenAid, I consider my cake stand my best investment when it comes to baking tools and equipment. I’ve used it to make countless cakes, including my own wedding cake!

I also love that is comes with a non slip mat. This really helps keep your cake board in place while decorating, so that your cake doesn’t shift or slide while you’re frosting it.

Magnetic Knife / Multipurpose Stainless Steel Bar

  • Price: $17.49
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Fantastic addition to your kitchen
image via amazon.com

This is the only item on this list that I don’t have, but I desperately want! It’s on my Christmas list this year.

I never feel like I have enough space in my kitchen, and this amazing gadget helps you keep the tools you use the most easily within reach.

You’ll never have to dig through your drawers to find your favorite whisk again. This strip is magnetic, so any metallic kitchen utensil will stick to it, including metal spatulas and scissors!

Not only is it functional, it also looks beautiful! It’s sleek, stylish, and would look great in almost any kitchen.

5 Qt Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer

  • Price: $219 on Sale (regularly $279)
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image of kitchen aid included as gift ideas for bakers
image via amazon.com

If you don’t already have a stand mixer, and you feel like splurging a bit, I HIGHLY recommend getting a 5 Qt Artisan stand mixer.

They’re the perfect size for a home baker, and work wonderfully to make bread, batter, frosting, and even pasta!

The 5 Qt mixer is slightly more expensive than the Classic 4.5 Qt Kitchen Aid, but it has higher wattage and the mixing bowl comes with a handle. It’s definitely worth spending a bit more to have the additional capacity and mixing power.

I’ve had my pink Kitchen Aid for 6 years now, and she still runs like a dream. It’s the kitchen tool I use the most, and it’s paid for itself time and time again.

Cookie Scoop

  • Price: $21.97
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image via amazon.com

Cookie scoops are a surprisingly versatile tool. They are a must, for any baker out there!!

I’ve had my set for 3 years now, and they’re still going strong. This set is made with stainless steel, and they’re very durable. They also have a release trigger, which helps whatever you’re scooping easily pop out!

While they work fantastically for actually scooping cookie dough to make uniform sized cookies, they also can be used in tons of different ways.

I use mine primarily to fill cupcake pans. The large cookie scoop is great for filling standard sized cupcake liners, while the smallest scoop is perfect for mini cupcakes.

If you dip these in warm water, they also make great ice cream scoops! They also can be used as a melon ballers.

I’ve even seen bakers use these to add frosting between their cake layers. The scoops help ensure you have a uniform amount of frosting between your cake layers.

You get the point, you can use these in a million different ways!

KitchenAid Tilt Head Flex Edge Beater

  • Price: $19.95 on Sale (regularly $39.99)
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Not essential, but nice to have
image of flexible kitchen aid scraper as gift for bakers
Image via amazon.com

While stand mixers are amazing, they do tend to miss the bottom and sides of the bowl when mixing.

This means you frequently need to stop and scrape the sides of your bowl with a rubber spatula. That’s where this amazing attachment comes in. It has a spatula built right into it!

This allows your mixer to do a much better job mixing batter and frosting. While you can still make batters with the traditional paddle attachment that comes with your stand mixer, this attachment makes life so much better.

Long Baking Gloves

  • Price: $6.98
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image via amazon.com

If you know any serious baker, they likely have some scars on their forearms. When you work around a hot oven all day, there’s a high chance you’ll accidentally hit your arm on an oven rack, even if you have oven mitts on.

My dad noticed the marks on my arm, and immediately ordered me these long oven mitts. They’re so long, they basically go up to your elbows. Ever since I got these, I haven’t had another burn.

They’re a super thoughtful and functional gift. They come in 5 different colors (including purple, which is my favorite!), and have a non-slip silicone grip.

I’ve had mine for four years now, and they’re still going strong (thanks Dad).

Digital Kitchen Scale

  • Price: $17.99
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image via amazon.com

Baking really is a science, and many recipes require precise measurements.

Using a digital scale is the best way to measure any ingredient, especially when it comes to dry ingredients like flour.

It ensures you have exact amount of each ingredient you need, which can make a big difference in how a recipe bakes up.

Digital scales are used by home bakers and pastry chefs alike. I use mine every time I bake.

Colorful (Iridescent) Knife Set

  • Price: $19.25
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Not essential, but fun to have
image via amazon.com

If you’re spending hours creating a beautiful baked good, you want to get a beautiful slice! Having a sharp knife is an absolutely necessity.

While having a sharp Iridescent knife isn’t totally necessary, it sure is cool!

I use these knives in my cake videos all the time, and people love them! They always leave comments asking where I got them.

The Sweetapolita Advent Calendar

  • Price: regularly $120, but $102 if you use the code CHELSWEETS15 to get 15% off
  • Get it on: Sweetapolita.com
  • Level of Need: A wonderful treat
image of sprinkle advent calendar as gift for bakers
image via Sweetapolita.com

If you (or someone you know) love sprinkles, this is the ultimate gift! I mean, a new bottle of sprinkles, EVERYDAY?! Think of all the amazing cakes they could be used on!!

I use Sweetapolita sprinkles to decorate my cakes all the time (including my bachelorette cake). They’re the perfect way to spruce up a cake design.

I received my sprinkle advent calendar this past week, and it’s taken everything in me to wait to look at all the different beautiful sprinkle blends.

It is such a fun, entertaining gift! The only thing is you may have to give this as an early Christmas gift, so that someone can start enjoying it at the beginning of December!

Marble Pastry Board

  • Price: $39.99
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Not essential, but great if you make pastry or temper chocolate
image via amazon.com

Pastry boards are something that the average homemaker probably doesn’t need.

This is a gift that a more advanced baker would love! To be honest, I never really temper chocolate, but I do play around with pastry dough.

Rolling out pastry dough on marble is a dream compared to working on a floured countertop!!

Chilled marble boards are ideal for keeping dough from sticking, which allows you to add less flour as you roll out or laminate dough. They also do a great job cooling down chocolate that’s being tempered!

Fancy Bundt Pan

  • Price: $31.99 on sale (regularly $36.95)
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Not essential, but a great way to step up your bundt cake game
image via amazon.com

I originally bought this bundt pan on Amazon because it had over 1,100 5-star reviews. I heavily rely on ratings and reviews whenever I buy something online, and I figured this pan had to be pretty great.

The reviews were right. This bundt pan is made with cast aluminum, which is super durable and easy to clean. It cooks evenly and quickly, and creates stunning cakes!

If bundt cakes are in your baking repertoire, you need this pan in your life.

Decorative Cake Stand with Cover

  • Price: $21.17 on sale (regularly $39.99)
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Nice to have
image of pretty cake stand as a gift for bakers
image via amazon.com

When you put so much time into making a cake, it’s fun to have beautiful cake stands to display them on!

I have a few different cake stands that don’t spin, and are solely for photographing cakes. This is one of them!

These cake stands really help highlight the beauty of a cake, and are real show stoppers at parties and holiday gatherings.

OXO Good Grips Baker’s Dusting Wand

  • Price: $9.95
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: A great little gadget to have
image via amazon.com

So many desserts are elevated with a delicate dusting of cocoa powder or powdered sugar. But most conventional sifters are a bit too large for dusting smaller desserts!

I love this little duster because it gives you a ton of control around the amount of powdered sugar you add, and where it falls.

You kind of feel like a baking fairy every time you get to use it. I always get a big smile on my face when I get to use mine, which is why I think it’s a wonderful gift idea!

Reusable Cake Testers

  • Price: $9.99 on sale
  • Get it on: Amazon
  • Level of Need: Essential
image via amazon.com

My final baking gift idea are these reusable cake testers! These testers are made of stainless steel, which makes them durable and easy to clean.

They also allow you to be a bit more eco-friendly in the kitchen! With these, you can stop using single-use tooth picks or disposable cake testers.

They also are just so stinking cute. As an added bonus, they’d easily stick to that magnetic bar I shared above 🙂

Let Me Know Your Thoughts

If there are any other tools or gadgets you love to use in the kitchen that I didn’t include, I’d love to hear about them!

Or if you’ve received a baking-related gift you love, please share them in the comments section below

305 thoughts on “Gifts for Bakers

  1. A kitchen aid is the greatest tool there is! Also love bench scrapers for getting the last few drops of batter and it doubles as a cake smoother!

  2. This is so helpful! I’m always stumped when family asks what they can buy me for Christmas/birthdays. Now I can give them a useful list instead of just “cozy socks and candles” every year. ? I’ll also use this to spoil my baker friends, for sure!

    Thank you!

    1. haha you’re too sweet Marissa!! Your comment put the biggest smile on my face! I should call this the Baker’s Christmas wish list 😛

  3. Such a great list! I’m going to be sharing this with my boyfriend…. ? Do you know what the difference is between the artisan kitchen aid mixer and the professional kitchen aid mixer? I just inherited the professional one from my dad and am hoping it is up to snuff for all the baking it’s about to do over the holidays!

    1. You totally should! Artisan is a twist on 5qt bowl, the professional is a lifted bowl with a lever, and is a 6 qt bowl! It’ll def be up to snuff, it has more capacity and power 🙂

  4. Thanks for the list Chelsea! People keep asking me what I want for Christmas this year and I never know what to say so this helps! Also, here’s to hoping for the sprinkles ?(:

      1. Great list I gifted myself the artisan mixer last year. Great ideas for this year. My 6 yr old and I love to watch your cake videos.

  5. I NEED that paddle with scraper attachment! Also, I’m surprised you didn’t put bench scraper because that’s one of my musts. However, I’m not great at smoothing lol.

    1. Haha you so do!!! I didn’t include a bench scraper because I kind of assumed most people already have it. But in hindsight, I probably should have!!! It is my favorite cake tool!

  6. I think I’m about to get everything that I don’t already own on this list. Thanks for sharing. I’d add a candy thermometor and Wilton’s master baking tip set to this list

    1. Thank you Katie!! And yes, the iridescent knives are so fun to use 🙂 You’ll see that magnetic knife bar in my kitchen soon too!

    1. haha you should send this list to your Husband!!! 🙂 And yes, I’ll be announcing the winner at the end of the week!

  7. There are definitely a few of these now added to my wishlist! And life without that spatula paddle need not be remembered. I use mine all the time! Adult advent, yes please!

  8. Love following you! I love that you share your recipes. I’m obsessed with baking but just a beginner. Thank you for helping me bake!!

  9. Loved this gift guide! Hoves me many ideas for myself and my mother who love baking and making cakes. That sprinkles advent calendar is just too cute!

  10. Thank you for this list!! I’m just starting out and slowly but surely getting what I can and this list definitely gives me some great picks!

    1. That’s definitely the best way to do it! I slowly accumulated my cake supplies overtime too 🙂 It makes it way more manageable!!

  11. Love the sprinkles, I am thinking about getting these for my sister in law who loves to bake, for Christmas. She would never buy them for herself so I will!

  12. I have a slight obsession for cake stands! I search high and low at estate and garage sales for them! Great way to show off a cake and the sprinkles if I win ?

  13. I want that Bundt pan ??? I’m really hoping to finally get a kitchen torch this year. Of course I have major FOMO since I didn’t order the Sweetapolita advent calendar ?

  14. I have never seen that dusting wand before, but now I feel like I need it in my life! And who wouldn’t love a baking advent calendar! That is pure genius!

  15. Love this gift guide! My favorite is the advent calendar! I love all the different things you can do with these sprinkles! They are adorable! ???

  16. This is so awesome! I never know what to tell my husband what I want for christmas. This is such a great list to show him what I am wanting. ? thanks chels! I love watching your videos. I always get so inspired when you post a new video.

  17. Hello Chelsea,

    Thank you so much for sharing your vanilla recipe. I love it ? I also love the kitchen Aid stand mixer. It must be a great machine. I have not purchased one yet. Great choice of sprinkles they are lovely for the holidays.

    Wishing you happy Holidays with your family.

    Ybelise, Ybe’s Cakes

  18. Thank you for such helpful tips! Starting to bake more that I’m stateside and work with more people that will enjoy all the tasty treats!

  19. Made my first cake last night and really want to pick up the hobby of cake baking/decorating. This is helpful for me to build up my supplies this Christmas! Of course, sprinkles would be a nice addition, too. ?

  20. These are such great ideas! Essentials to fun items, like the cake testers. Love your site and insta! Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  21. This list is brilliant! I wish I had something like this years ago when I started baking and cake decorating. I will be sharing this with my friends who always ask what to buy to start cake decorating! There are some great ideas on here that I don’t have as well. Thank you for sharing. I Love following your baking journey!

  22. Oh my goodness the cake testers are so adorable, I never knew those existed haha ! Thank you for sharing these awesome blogs (: you’re really the best !

  23. I’ll be sending this link to my husband so he knows exactly what to get me!!! All of these are essential in the kitchen!

  24. I love this list! I found a few things I’d like to get myself 🙂 Slowly increasing my collection of baking supplies. Someday I will be able try some Sweetapolita Sprinkles, they’re so beautiful! ?

  25. I went through your Amazon storefront the other day and added a bunch to my wish list. You are amazingly talented and I love learning from you!

  26. Sprinkle advent calendar? Didn’t know I needed this until now!! Thanks for putting together a great list! This will come in handy when the family asks what else I needs.

  27. That’s super nice to think about giving a way a gift card . Before i got married i never been in a kitchen bcz my mom used to cook and everything but after getting my own house n my own kitchen i start cooking and baking and for real i have alot of talent lol

    1. Haha thanks Jacqueline!! You’re too sweet! I have a few more bloopers videos that I’ll be sharing soon 🙂 Stay tuned!

  28. I love your list!
    Totally support the 5qt mixer, perfect size recommendation. I have One that is 20 years old and the other is 6 years old. Work horses for sure! Getting them ready for about 35-40 gingerbread houses worth of dough as we speak.
    Thanks for the links 🙂 Putting the cake stand, knife storage and marble board on my wish list.
    Happy holidays!

  29. Yaaass!!! Love this list, I needed some ideas 🙂 I definitely will be adding these to my Christmas list, I started baking about a year ago, it is my passion

  30. Omg I love the idea of a sprinkle advent calendar – how fun! I love watching all your creations on Instagram ? Thank you for posting your mess ups – it’s a relief when all you see sometimes is perfection, but you give me hope! Glad I am not the only one that goes through those types of issues. ?

  31. I would love the sprinkles!! I think I have majority of the the essentials with the exception of the cake testers and the wand and am really excited to get them. Merry Christmas!

    1. hahaha it is crazy how much baking supplies can add up!! I try to accumulate goodies overtime, to make it more manageable 🙂

  32. Love, love, love your ideas! I would only add a bigger mixer than the 5Quart. Thank you for sharing your great baking ideas!!

  33. I love this! I’m still getting myself organized and getting the necessities for my baking and this list makes it a little easier to see what I could use and what my friends and family can gift if they would like to.

  34. This is a fantastic list. So many things I have and love and I few I need to try. I’m dying over that sprinkle advent calendar!

  35. That’s awesome!!! I love the sprinkles, I’ve been wanting to order them. I love to bake!! LOVE all your cake tutorials. I can watch them over and over again!!!

  36. What a great list…I think I’m going to get the paddle that will scrap the sides…drives me crazy when there are unmixed ingredients at the bottom of the mixer bowl!

  37. I just ordered a new 5 qt and 6 qt mixer and I can’t decide which one is better. The 5 will fit under my cabinets but the 6 is larger but man is it loud! So you use your 5 qt more than your 6 qt?

  38. I’m a home baker starting my own little business! I seriously love watching all your videos and reading your blog posts ?? All of these gift ideas are amazing!

  39. This is a great list. I can’t wait to forward this link to my husband for gift ideas! Extra special since it was stamped with the chelsweets approval ?

  40. I love this list, and because I have followed you for years I have most of these things for my bakery BUT I think you are missing another item.. A baking lesson with YOU!! I keep telling my husband that’s what I want for Christmas. Maybe he will listen this time. Merry Christmas!

  41. Love your list! Some things I already have but I’ve definitely already asked for the colorful knives and the cake turntable! I’ve been wanting that cake stand you use and now it’s perfect for Christmas time! 🙂

  42. I thought it’d be a fun idea to use the advent sprinkle calendar to make a cake each day and sprinkle it using that day of sprinkles, but at the same time, that’s a whole lot of cake haha! But those sprinkles are so cute!

  43. Oh my goodness that magnetic knife bar is awesome. I have never seen anything like that before but now I NEED it. Sent everything to my husband and family for ideas. Thanks!!

  44. These are perfect…a couple things I have and cannot live without, mixer aka the mother ship, scale, spatula paddle thing, etc…but now have a few things to add to my wish lists. Hope everyone has a beautiful blessed Christmas!

  45. I so wish I knew how to professionally bake. I’m only taking a cake decorating class and have learned many techniques and decorations I never knew I could do.
    You’re page is such an inspiration ?

  46. Every time my husband passes by while I’m watching one of your videos I point out the cake stand! It’s at the top of my Christmas list! And now I must have those super cute cake testers too! Merry Christmas! ?

  47. Earlier this year I bought the Ateco cake stand after watching your videos and it is amazing!! I also can not get enough of sweetapolita sprinkles lol

  48. This is the perfect holiday blogpost!! ? I’ve been asked a few time what I needed, and I feel weird giving them a list of things I need.

  49. This is the perfect holiday blogpost!! ? I’ve been asked a few time what I needed, and I feel weird giving them a list of things I need.

  50. I need those baking gloves! I’m always burning myself! Just gave my husband something to buy. I was struggling with a list. lol.

  51. Props to your dad for grabbing those oven mitts. I’m so tired of the forearm burns! And I certainly never knew my burning desire for a sprinkle advent calendar until now.

  52. I want that paddle attachment so bad… do you notice a difference? I would love that marble board since I don’t have a great place for rolling out dough.

  53. I have been following you for a little while now and I’ve actually already bought some things per your recommendation! If anyone asks what I want for Christmas, I’m just going to send them this blog their way. ?
    Thanks for sharing creativity and your amazing creations with us!

  54. This is really helpful several things added to my list! I had to say I was excited looking at the price of the beautiful kitchenaid mixer where you are. Price here in New Zealand is $1000 would be cheaper to fly over and bring one back in my suitcase ! ??????

  55. This is really helpful several things added to my list! I had to say I was excited looking at the price of the beautiful kitchenaid mixer where you are. Price here in New Zealand is $1000 would be cheaper to fly over and bring one back in my suitcase ! ??????

  56. Would love to have a new mixer. You motivate me soo much…. always wanted to own a small bakery/cafe and watching you has helped my tiny home business slowly grow!!! Thank You

  57. I love this article! Totally clear and to the point. And I can attest to the necessity of many of the products for sure.
    I’ve been sending your links around to friends and fb groups who are looking for baking advice since you always put things into words better than I haha.
    I might not be able to afford the advent calendar this year but I do treat myself to a small bottle of Sweetapolita sprinkles every now and then so I’m excited to see what they come up with for next year.

    Recently started dabbling in pastry so might take a look at that marble board you posted. That’s a great price.

  58. This is so helpful! I have a mini kitchen aid but want to get a full sized one! The cake testers are so cute? Thank you!???????

  59. This was so helpful especially since I’m a young baker ! I’ve bought a lot of baking items because of you and just love watching your videos !!

  60. These are great ideas! Since I have been following you for a long time, I have most of them! ?? But I’m loving the sprinkle calendar and I could totally use a new mixer!

  61. Great list of essentials and fun items! I’ll definitely be gifting myself the bundt pan…so fancy! Thank you! Happy holidays to you!

    1. Haha it does seem fancy, right?!?! I just used mine and I’m obsessed with it! You’ll see it on instagram next week 🙂 Happy holidays to you too Olanike!

  62. That cake stand is my absolute favorite! I bought it from your recommendation and it has made such a difference in my cakes. Thank you!

  63. Love seeing your posts. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. What brand or kind of icing smoother do you use? Thanks for encouraging us home bakers

  64. When I first started baking, I got the baking essentials items you suggested, and they have never let me down! I’m super excited to add these new items yo my wish list, because yoir suggestions are always perfect! Thank you Chelsey!

  65. Like the reusable cake tester they are so cute and I didn’t even know the oxo good baker’s duster wand existed definitely getting one!

  66. Trying to get some practice time in before my sister and I head out for our private lesson so this list was super helpful! THANK YOU! ?

  67. Love your cakes. I’m hoping to make a raspberry and pistachio cake for Christmas. What do you use for flavouring pistachio cake batter?

  68. Yay! This is awesome and so are you! And it’s perfect to have for my family and husband to look at as hints to what to get me. ??

  69. Yay! This is awesome and so are you! And it’s perfect to have for my family and husband to look at as hints to what to get me. ??

  70. I am adding so many of these to my own Christmas list. Thanks for all your tips and tricks you tell us about. I’m a new baker and am learning so much from you. Merry Christmas!

  71. Wow all of these things seem like great gifts! Maybe even some things I can get for myself? Thanks got making this list, it is very helpful! I love your recipes, I have tried some of your cakes, and they are so yummy. I have also bought some other things that you have recommended and they have been very helpful. Thank you, and happy holidays!!

  72. Thank you! This is awesome just like you. Just as most people on here have said this will definitely help with those that ask what they can get me. I’m going to make sure to send this to my husband. ?

  73. A dusting wand?! I didn’t know those existed. Never knew I needed one until now! Lol! I also just got the ateco cake stand! Absolutely, LOVE it! Definitely a game changer, when it comes to getting those smooth sides!

  74. These are all perfect ideas! I’m awful at knowing what to tell my friends and family when they ask what I want for Christmas, so I’m definitely sending this link their way ?

  75. I had to screenshot like 5 things to send to my family for my Christmas wish list!!!! I really hope I get the Kitchenaid Beater!!!!!!!

  76. Awesome list!!! I have a couple of these but definitely need to get the others. I think cake pans should be added too, especially for newer bakers that just have older pans that aren’t paired off. I finally got my self 2 of each 3 sizes hoping to make my life easier

  77. Such a great list! I will have to show it to my husband. ? Some great little gadgets that become staples while baking!

  78. All of these tools are soo great thank you so much for recommending and sharing with us, it’s a much needed help for beginners ? thanks Chels!

  79. Good solid list!!! There are several items that are on my wish list!!! Think I’m going to forward this post to the hubby!!! ? Thanks and Happy Holidays!

  80. What a great list! I’m especially intrigued by that softer ball, I’ve never heard of that before!! Also might need that scraper attachment for my kitchen aid!

  81. The cake stand is such a good gift idea! As well as the reusable cake testers — do you know how many of those I lose?! Now I’m stuck with toothpicks or butter knives lol.

  82. I put the cast iron cake table on my list on Amazon, and it was sold out!!! So I’ll be waiting, but can’t wait to finally get one!

  83. I love love LOVE your blog and the NUMEROUS tips, tricks, recipes and lessons you’ve given! It’s amazing and SUCH a huge asset to me as a newly “serious” baker. I love this list too!! For my birthday in July, I told my brother (who wanted to know what I wanted) about you and what I loved on your Instagram and blog and because of your reviews and posts, he bought me the ateco turntable. It’s been AMAZING, and I love it!
    Thanks for all of it?

  84. *sends link to husband hoping he gets the hint*
    LOL! That spinning cake stand looks so good, mine was super cheap and it’s starting to spin weirdly, like kinda wobbling. The cake testers are the cutest thing too! Thanks for sharing this list! Happy holidays to you!

  85. I got my 5 qt kitchen aid mixer for under $200 from target!! I couldn’t be any more excited! Thank you for sharing everything else I need now haha!

  86. Thank you for being a cake baking inspiration! I started making cakes about a year ago realizing that this is something I love to do! You were the first one I came across in the cake baking world? I love this list AND I got my glass bowl kitchen aid mixer for half price you mentioned on black friday!! It’s probably the most exciting thing I’ve ever gotten in the mail!! So THANK YOU!

  87. Super grateful I came across your Instagram account a couple months ago. My cake game has improved so much thanks to your tips! I finally invested in an angled icing spatula after watching your videos and it changed my life ? Can’t wait to try some more of your recommendations!

  88. Great List! I’ve been totally eyeing that sprinkle advent calendar. So fun! I could really use a kitchen scale too. Happy Holidays!

  89. This is awesome!! Totally second you on the kitchenaid and Ateco turn table 🙂 I am dying to get the Sweetapolita advent calendar, how fun!!

  90. Need that kitchenaid attachment! Didn’t even know it existed. I bake a lot of cakes in november for family birthdays and my husband bought me the ateco stand as an early Xmas gift after he saw me watching all your videos! It really upped my game!!! Im going to forward him this incase he needs anymore ideas. ?Thanks for an awesome gift guide. Love your blog ?

  91. I absolutely LOVE my Ateco cake stand. It makes frosting a cake so easy! Thanks for recommending the cookie scoops. I’m going to have to order some now. I struggle getting the perfect amount of batter in cupcakes so I think this will help!

  92. So many good things! My mother gave me that glass cake stand and it’s such a great little addition….about to send everyone this link when they ask what i want for Christmas lol

  93. Such an awesome gift guide! I definitely will show this to my husband. I have the plastic Wilton turntable and it isn’t the smoothest. I also don’t have a lot of sprinkles to work with so the advent calendar would be so great as well! Thanks for all the recipes, tips, tricks and everything else Chelsweets!

  94. Your list is right on! All of the items you listed are what a baker needs/desires. I will definitely send a link of this blog to my friends and family as hints of what I want ?? thank you!!
    And the added Sweetpolita sprinkles and gift card giveaway have me super excited ??????
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  95. I love this gift list! As a younger baker, there are so many gadgets on here that would make my baking flow much easier! I love your recipes, especially the buttercream frosting:)
    I’d love to be able to learn to do more baking techniques! You’re an inspiration!

  96. So many great ideas here! I’ve had my eye on the Ateco cake stand for a while now! I never really thought about using cookie scoops for anything other than cookies! Thanks for that info. I would absolutely love to have that Advent calendar!! What a fun idea! I have one of the spatula paddle attachments, but have considered getting a second one so that I don’t have to wash it immediately after making my cake batter before making my buttercream. First world problems right!

  97. This list is so helpful for a budding baker like myself. My Christmas list is mostly made up of things on this post and your Favorite Tools post. Thanks for all your guidance! I can’t wait to make my next cake.

  98. I don’t recall seeing it posted, but i know that you use them often. A bench scraper ! It is the only thing that manages to get my those smooth sides. Just ordered the cake stand/turntable , can’t wait to use it !

  99. This is SUPER helpful to me! I’ve had trouble do coming with things when people ask “What do you want for Christmas” so thank you so much for making this! ?
    I also would love to win the gift car because I absolutely LOVE their sprinkles and think it would make a great decoration to some of the cake I have planned for the next few weeks! ?
    Thanks again for the list ideas, I really appreciate it! ?

  100. This is such an awesome list! The Ice cream scoops are definitely the next things on my wish list! And I must say, holy sprinkles Batman LOL.

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