Wondering what to get for the bakers, cakers, and sugar flower makers in your life?
Or maybe you want to buy something special for yourself (because 2020, am I right)?
Look no further, I’ve curated the Best Gifts for Bakers 2020 just for you!
It includes 12 of my favourite tools, from classic to trendy, these products will launch you into next year with confidence to create at your best! Plus, one bonus gift for the life-long learner.
Links will be provided for each, please shop local if you can!
Not to mention a description for all of the products listed in case you’re a loved one shopping and have no clue what any of this stuff is, I got you.
So, without further delay, let’s get to the Best Gifts for Bakers!
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If you plan on creating towering cake beauties with double barrel tiers a Tall Bench Scraper is a must.
You can choose either acrylic or metal options, both work fantastically! It’s just a personal preference thing.
And a bonus if you buy the acrylic one linked, they will double as fondant smoothers.
This turntable is one of my most used items in the kitchen and has been going strong for 6 years.
The difference between this one and my first plastic one is night and day in terms of smoothness, stability, and confidence whilst using.
If you plan on decorating cakes for the long-haul, this one is a must-have.
If you’ve watched any of my YouTube videos you’ve probably stumbled across me using this versatile veining and frilling tool.
This one has definitely earned it’s spot in my Best Gifts for Bakers as it’s one of my most-used tools.
Check out how I use it to make:
– cherry blossoms
An Offset Spatula is irreplaceable when you’re frosting a cake.
It will help you assemble your cakes and get sharp edges in a snap (I’ll show you how in my Buttercream Class).
Teardrop Cutters are another versatile tool just like the Veining Tool. I use these for my ranunculus, roses, and peonies. Not to mention the hundreds of other flowers that have teardrop shaped petals!
I highly recommend a quality metal set like the one linked above as these will last you forever.
New to me these past couple of years, Wafer Paper is such a fun medium to create with!
If you’re looking for some inspiration I’ve made pleats, palm leaves and abstract flowers (a favourite!). They do have many different wafer paper thicknesses, but the one I linked is a great all-purpose weight to start with.
When I did a question sticker on Instagram a few of you said your best purchase of the year was a Quality Silicone Spatula, and I have to agree!
These 1 piece silicone spatulas are a game-changer for ease of use and clean up, too. No crevices that your batter can get stuck in. Plus, they’re heat proof to 550F, caliente!
If you plan on making sugar flowers or wafer paper flowers you will find no shortage of uses for your Metal Ball Tool. It will thin, frill, and cup your petals to flowery-perfection.
Another tool I couldn’t live without in my kitchen!
Want to see how it’s used? Check out my cherry blossom and eucalyptus tutorials.
I will be the first to admit that fondant can be a pain in the behind (to put it lightly). But rolling it should be the easiest part.
That’s where a good Fondant Rolling Pin comes in. You can go for a classic acrylic pin, or get fancy with rubber bands that will prevent you from unevenly rolling your fondant.
For the trend-setter on your list (yes, this can be you!), these Caking-It-Up Stencils are amazing.
They have so many beautiful patterns available and they make adding a little extra texture or pattern to your cake an absolute breeze. These stencils are seen all over the ‘gram for a reason.
This Edible Paint is a new-to-me product and I am in love.
I used it to paint this stunner of a wedding cake this year and it was SO easy. No more struggling to find good coverage with metallics or mix up your own edible paints, they’re done for you!
Last but not least, petal dust! This is the injection of life that sugar flowers get right at the end of the creation process and it can be the difference between meh and WOW.
Here are my most-used colours if you want to start building out your collection:
For the life-long learner and cake entrepreneur, get a subscription to SkillShare!
I have a buttercream class there right now (and more on the way in 2021), and the platform has hundreds of amazing classes from cake decorating, to business, photography and more. All things you’ll need if you’re growing your very own cake business.
This is the most valuable Best Gift for Bakers who are really ready to step up their business game in 2021.
What's on your Wish List this year?
Tell me in the comments!
Be sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube Channel for all new Holiday Videos throughout the rest of December!
Lastly, share this list with someone who needs a hint about what to buy you 😉
All my best,