Sweet Baking Tools

How to Decorate a Cake: Frosting Swirls & Decorative Edges
Whipping up just about anything delicious will be easy as, well, pie with better baking tools on hand.
Ted Morrison
Ted Morrison

Baking Goods

Company is coming! Stock up on these helpful new products before holiday entertaining begins.

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Handy Mixer

With a retractable cord and colorful slim design, Bodum's hand mixer is sure to make other small appliances in your kitchen envious. $60, bodum.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Prep Pots

Measure out ingredients with Chef'n's unbreakable Pinch + Pour Preparing Bowls, then let little kids do the adding and stirring. $15, chefsresource.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Good Grips

These flexible trivets double as pretty potholders -- and they make mod kitchen d?cor when not in use. $11 each; modern-twist.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Petite Pin

The Sil-pin Junior rolling pin was made for small hands to hold and the silicone base keeps it from sticking to wet dough. $13, headchefs.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Cleaner Beater

No need to keep scraping the sides of the bowl in your stand mixer when you attach the versatile Beater Blade. $25, amazon.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Cookie Cutter

The redesigned Deluxe Spritz Cookie Press stands upright on the baking sheet so you just press down to create cookies. $21, nordicware.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Fun Flipper

The "Be A Good Cookie!" spatula is the ideal size for lifting warm cookies. (Plus, proceeds go to Cookies for Kids' Cancer). $7; oxo.com

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Super Bowl

Zak! Designs Preston mixing bowl has measurements inside and an airtight lid that makes chilling leftover dough easy. $20; spoonsisters.com

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Jumbo Cup

Pyrex's 4-cup measuring cup comes in clutch when doubling recipes or baking large batches. ($15; shopworldkitchen.com)

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Supreme Spoon

Tovolo's Better Batter Tool is part spoon, part whisk, and part scraper. $12; cheftools.com

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Crust Protector

Prevent the top edges from burning by placing Talisman design's Pie Shield on top halfway through baking. $8, amazon.com

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Great Grater

Progressive's lemon zester has measurement markings and a removable lid that keeps extra gratings from going to waste. ($13, amazon.com)

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Clear Container

Once cool, place baked goods in the EcoFresh BPA-free food storage containers to keep them fresher longer. $30 for 20 piece set; farberwarefoodstorage.com

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Pit Popper

The Cherry Chomper makes it fun for kids to take out pits for your homemade cherry pie. Just push down and watch it pop out. $10, amazon.com

Originally published in the November 2011 issue of Parents magazine.

Learn to make bakery-worthy cakes. Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows you how to create frosting swirls and decorative edges.

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