Wedding Gifts for the Couple Who Loves to Bake
If you love to whip up tasty treats in your kitchen, add these essentials to your big-day gift list.
If you and your significant other love spending time together baking, you know how important it is to have the best gadgets in your kitchen. Unlike cooking which is generally considered to be a skill that doesn't require as much precision, if you forget a key ingredient or beat an egg too hard while baking the results can be disastrous (read: inedible). Although it's a hobby that has a prerequisite of patience, baking can cause even the most level-headed to lose their cool when they aren't armed with the right tools. If you and your partner have ever spent hours measuring and mixing only to have your baked goods come out of the oven tasting like cardboard, you know exactly what we're talking about.
To take a little of the guesswork out of the baking process, there are tons of innovative kitchen toys that make for perfect wedding registry additions. Need extra precision when measuring wet and dry ingredients? Register for a digital kitchen scale. Want to simply upgrade your bakeware? Replace those bent and weathered cookie sheets with some that are guaranteed to keep their shape and shiny finish. Feel like you're ready to take your skills beyond cookies and cupcakes and try your hand at baking your own bread? We found a baker that will help you make gorgeous baguettes at home.
Whatever it is that you like to bake in the kitchen, stocking your registry with the essentials necessary to turn out tasty treats is never a bad idea. So, without further adieu, it's time to toss the slowly cracking plastic mixing bowls you've had for years and register for some brand-new essentials that won't disappoint. Click through for all the baking must-haves to add to your gift list right now.
For those couples who need to truly clean house and start anew with their bakeware, this set is the perfect registry add. Not only are they a pretty rose gold color, but they're also nonstick and dishwasher safe.
Shop Now: KitchenAid Professional Nonstick Five-Piece Bakeware Set, $69.99, crateandbarrel.com.
These mats are a baking must-have for a reason—they essentially make any baking surface non-stick, are incredibly easy to clean up, and have been shown to stand the test of time.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection x Silpat Baking Mat, $35.99, macys.com.
These stoneware bowls are not only perfect for mixing with ease, but they also have handy pour spouts for ease of use. As an added bonus, the vintage-inspired set is pretty enough to use as serveware.
Shop Now: Five Two Stoneware Mixing Bowls, $99 for set of 3, food52.com.
Leave it to renowned French cookware brand Emile Henry to make the perfect baguette baker. This fail-proof baker perfectly forms your baguettes, and the dough won't stick to the sides thanks to ribbing in the interior.
Shop Now: Emile Henry Baguette Baker, $129.95, amazon.com.
Bread Bow Knife
This pretty knife is specifically designed for cutting bread, and it's just the tool you'll need after you make that perfectly crusty aforementioned baguette. Perfect for the couple with a penchant for simple but sophisticated we suggest hanging this beautifully designed knife next to your cutting boards.
Shop Now: Farmhouse Pottery Bread Bow Knife, $98, garmentory.com.
Copper Cooling Rack
Who needs a normal cooling rack when you can have this jumbo-sized copper beauty? It not only makes cooling that huge batch of cookies easier, but it also looks extra-pretty on your counter.
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Cooper Cooling Rack, $21.99, amazon.com.
A quick and easy storage solution after you make a batch of cookies or muffins, this set also serves as a good way to transport your favorite baked treat when you're headed to that holiday party or potluck.
Shop Now: USA Pan 4-Piece Bakeware Set with Lids, $69.99, crateandbarrel.com.
Anyone who's tried to ice a cake with a butter knife or some other not-made-for-icing tool knows just how tricky the task is. That's why we are big proponents of getting an offset spatula like this one to ensure perfectly smooth frosting.
Shop Now: Ateco Offset Spatula, from $4.13, amazon.com.
Flex Edge Beater
If you really love to bake, we're going to guess you already have a stand mixer. To help get the most out of every batter you use it for, register for this beater attachment that has a handy flexible edge and acts as a spatula to get every last drop out of the bowl.
Shop Now: KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater, $24.99, amazon.com.
Though you love baking, you probably hate the cleanup. Luckily, using these bowls mean you'll have one less dish to wash at the end of the day—with measurements written on the inside of each one, you can measure and mix in the same bowl.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Non-Skid Mixing Bowls with Measurements, $69 for set of three, macys.com.
Digital Food Scale
For precise ingredient weighing, register for this waterproof digital food scale. As a bonus, this scale has such a slim silhouette that it's super easy to store away without taking up too much space.
Shop Now: Williams Sonoma Touchless Tare Waterproof Scale, starting at $49.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Bundt Cake Pan
Who wants to make a traditional bundt cake when there are so many fun and modern molds out there? This geometric one will wow all of your friends at your next dinner party!
Shop Now: Nordic Ware Jubilee Bundt Pan, $31.99, amazon.com.
These white enamel and rose gold measuring cups are so pretty you'll want to leave them out on your counter even when they aren't in use.
Shop Now: Uncommon James Measuring Cups, $42 for a set of 4, nordstrom.com.
Baker's Cooling Rack
Don't clutter up your precious counter space with cooling racks—use this stacked holder that will hold up to four cooling racks vertically. Each arm can hold up to ten pounds, so no need to worry about your baked goods toppling over onto the floor.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Baker's Cooling Rack, $23.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Marble Cookbook Stand
Perfect for a cookbook, phone, or tablet, this chic marble stand will make reading your recipes much easier and out of the way of any stray dough or batter.
Shop Now: West Elm Marble Cookbook Stand, $29, westelm.com.
Baking Rolling Pin Set
Made for those who love to bake by professional bakers themselves, this rolling pin set is extra wide in length to make it easier to use for anything that requires a little extra width.
Shop Now: JK Adams Lovely Baking Rolling Pin Set, from $48, food52.com.