Sweet Baking Tools

Whipping up just about anything delicious will be easy as, well, pie with better baking tools on hand.

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Baking Goods

Baking Goods
Ted Morrison

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

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Handy Mixer

Handy Mixer
Peter Ardito

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

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Prep Pots

Prep Pots
Peter Ardito

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

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Good Grips

Good Grips
Peter Ardito

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

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Petite Pin

Petite Pin
Peter Ardito

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

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Cleaner Beater

Cleaner Beater
Peter Ardito

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

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Cookie Cutter

Cookie Cutter
Peter Ardito

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

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Fun Flipper

Fun Flipper
Peter Ardito

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

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Super Bowl

Super Bowl
Peter Ardito

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

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Jumbo Cup

Jumbo Cup
Bryan McCay

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

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Supreme Spoon

Supreme Spoon
Bryan McCay

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

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Crust Protector

Crust Protector
Bryan McCay

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

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Great Grater

Great Grater
Bryan McCay

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

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Clear Container

Clear Container
Bryan McCay

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

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Pit Popper

Pit Popper
Bryan McCay

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.

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How to Decorate a Cake: Frosting Swirls & Decorative Edges

Watch this video to learn how to make easy (and yummy!) coconut snowball cookies with your kids.

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