Guide for Baking For Beginners Course : This Guide includes a list of basic baking tools and ingredients you should have for the course.
You will need these baking tools and ingredients every time you bake – for the course and even later.
NOTE : One of the common mistakes people make is that they use the regular utensils like tea cups, the general serving spoons, small bowls etc. for measuring ingredients for baking. Or they use a serving bowl as a cake tin. PLEASE DON’T DO THIS!
Yes. You will be able to bake cakes using above techniques. I am not denying that. But the quality of cakes will suffer. And if you genuinely want to learn baking, then I’ll definitely recommend you to buy some basic baking tools and ingredients.
The list below only includes the basic and important things you will need for BAKING FOR BEGINNERS COURSE.
Advanced baking tools and ingredients are not included in this list as the course deals with basic baking.
I have also included links of these tools and ingredients from Amazon. If you want to buy any of these online, then you can buy with these links.
BASIC BAKING TOOLS –
Hand Mixer (or a hand whisk) –
A hand mixer or a hand whisk is used for beating butter and sugar. It is also helpful in advanced baking techniques like whipping cream for frostings.
A hand mixer is an electronic machine while a hand whisk is simply a manual tool (just like a manual egg beater).
I have Bajaj Hand Mixer and I have been using it since a few years. It works well and is really good.
Which one should you buy?
Honestly, if I have to choose one, then I’ll go with hand mixer. This one tool is not only helpful in basic baking but also help in advanced baking. So if you have to invest once, then definitely go for a hand mixer.
In case, you don’t want to buy hand mixer currently, then buy a hand whisk. At least for this course, you can easily use a hand whisk. If you already have a medium sized hand whisk at home, then simply use that, don’t buy a new one.
Silicone Spatula :
For mixing dry ingredients. For adding and folding dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
1 Cake Tin :
A 6 inch or 8 inch cake tin is enough. You can buy any shaped cake tin (round, square, loaf cake tin etc.)
Measuring Cups (MOST IMPORTANT) :
Muffin Tin :
Go for a 6 piece muffin tin or a 12 piece muffin tin.
Muffin Paper Liners :
These would be enough for this course and also for basic baking in general.
BASIC BAKING INGREDIENTS :
Have a good stock of these basic baking ingredients. You will need almost all of these ingredients in every recipe that you will need to try in the course.
– (Baking Powder and Baking Soda ARE NOTE SAME. So buy both.)
- Butter / Oil
- Vanilla Essence
These are the basic ingredients you should have for this course. There will be some other ingredients like instant coffee powder, tutti frutti , banana etc. , which you will need to buy if the recipe requires.
If you have any questions regarding these, you can ask them in the comments below or in the Facebook Group.