For the baker and cake decorator in your life I have a gift giving guide. I have also listed where you can find some of these items either in stores or online. I recommend all of these gifts and use every one of them so they are quality. I hope that the receiver will enjoy these items just as much as I have.
2012 Gift Giving Guide:Bakers and Cake Decorators
A tip set is essential to any baker or cake decorators success. I would recommend the Master Tip Set - Wilton, which is pictured above. This tip set has a variety of tips to suit every need including tips such as round tips, basketweave tips, petal tips, and some specialty tips. A total of 52 tips are included in this tip set. It is sold in local craft stores, but can also be found on Amazon.com.
Cake stands are an extension of any beautiful cake. My favorite cake stand is pictured above. I love the color of the base and the vintage feeling of the stand. This cake stand in ceramic, but cake stands come in many different mediums. Some wonderful cake stands can be found at Target and Williams-Sonoma. An Acrylic 4-in-1 Cake Dome is a versatile cake stand that can be used for many things.
This Baker's Blade - Wilton has so many uses in the kitchen. It can be used to chop or measure with a ruler on the blade. It can also be used to measure what you chop with a 1/2 cup measuring cup within the handle. I am constantly using this item for one thing or another. Pictured above I have used it to chop pecans. If you give this as a gift I guarantee that is will be used a lot and much appreciated.
Another thing that has many uses in the kitchen are prep and mixing bowls. I found these Nordic Ware 3 Piece Mixing Bowl Set at Target. I love the festive holiday colors that these mixing bowls are in and the fact that they are dishwasher safe and break resistant. You can never have enough bowls in the kitchen in my opinion and these would make a great gift. These Kitchenaid Classic Mixing Bowls would also make great mixing bowls.
Cookbooks make a great gift and can be kept for years to come. They are the heartbeat of the kitchen and can be shared through generations. Some of my favorite cookbooks are pictured above. The KitchenAid 3 Cookbooks in 1: Pies & Tarts; Cakes & Cupcakes; Breads is a favorite due the variety of recipes. The pictures are quality as well as the binding of the cookbook. Handheld Pies: Dozens of Pint-Size Sweets and Savories is great for the pie lover. This book has bite sized versions of the pies that are comforting to us as well as some that may be new to you. Sweet Celebrations is great for all cupcake lovers. Not only is it a cookbook, but I love how Katherine and Sophie give personal stories surrounding the recipes in the book. If you love the show DC Cupcakes then this cookbook is for you. Not pictured is one of my favorite cookbooks from Joy the Baker, because it is on my iPad for easy access to it wherever I may be. The Joy the Baker Cookbook has sweet and savory recipes to satisfy every sweets lover.
A great apron serves as the personality and wardrobe for any baker or cake decorator. One of my favorite aprons is pictured above. I like that it is black and white and I like that it is lace even more. It gives it a feminine quality, which I love. TheApronPlace.com and thesmartbaker.com have great aprons that can be personalized and have great designs.
I hope that you have enjoyed this gift giving guide. If you buy any of the gifts that I have suggested comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know how the receiver liked them or how you like them. Merry Christmas and Happy Hoildays!!!
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