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24 Gifts for Cake Bakers

Baking is serious business! Treat your favorite cake lady to one (or more) of these unique gifts for cake bakers.

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Bundt Pans

Bundt cakes are such satisfying bakes because 1) they taste delicious, and 2) they look stunning without any extra decoration. Gift your favorite baker a pretty pan like this 75th Anniversary Bundt pan from Nordic Ware. If you want to expand your collection further, check out more pretty cake pans.

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Confetti Cupcake Pan

When you think birthday cake, your mind goes straight to confetti, right? Why not outfit your kitchen with some confetti-covered tools like this cupcake pan. This pan is so cute, we’re tempted to buy a few more things from this line like a silicone spatula and square baking pan—perfect for these 8×8 pan desserts.

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Cake Turntable

Want cakes that look like they’ve been decorated by a professional? Get yourself pro-level tools like this sturdy cake turntable (we’ve got a few in our Test Kitchen). Give this turntable a spin to help level and frost cakes with ease.

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Top-Notch Cocoa Powder

Quality ingredients are always welcome in a baker’s kitchen. Treat your favorite Star Baker to our Test Kitchen’s favorite spendy cocoa powder: Valrhona. It won’t break the bank (a container runs about $13), but it’s not something most bakers splurge on every day.

Want more options? Check out our Test Kitchen’s other favorite cocoa brands.

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Cake Carrier

When you’re a terrific cake baker, you’ll inevitably be asked to bake a cake and bring it to the next party. Make sure your layer cake gets there safely with a good cake carrier.

Bringing cupcakes? Flip the base over; it has grooves to keep these minis from sliding around. And learn how to transport other dishes safely from point A to point B as well.

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Buttercream T-Shirt

Make this buttercream tee your baking uniform. After all, if you’re the queen of cake, buttercream and all things sprinkles, you may as well show it off!

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Vanilla Paste

We all know that vanilla extract plays a major role in all kinds of cakes from classic yellow cake to deep-dark chocolate sponges. You can take this flavor to the next level—and add some tempting vanilla flecks to your go-to buttercream—with Nielsen-Massey vanilla paste. This gourmet baking ingredient adds a powerful punch of flavor. This makes a great gift for cookie bakers, too!

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Mini Bundt Pan

Adorable gifts for cake bakers? Coming right up! You can make individual-sized Bundt cakes with this mini Nordic Ware pan. Stir up your favorite Bundt cake or pound cake batter and bake away. Just be sure to grease this pan like you would any other fluted cake pan.

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13×9 Pan with Lid

Layer cakes may get all the oohs and aahs, but let’s not forget how darn delicious a simple 13×9 cake can be! Bake up one of these cakes (this peanut butter chocolate poke cake is a favorite among our editors) in a nonstick pan for easy cleanup. And we love the lid included with this Wilton 13×9 pan. Cover up any leftovers and enjoy them for breakfast.

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Fancy Birthday Candles

Scratch-made birthday cakes deserve so much more than a pack of neon candles from the supermarket. These extra-tall, extra-glittery birthday candles are just the way to top off a towering birthday cake.

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Cake Strips

When making a layer cake, you want each layer to be even for easy stacking. Sure, you could level off the cake with a leveling gadget or eyeball it with a knife, but these cake strips from Wilton are an easy way to get perfect results. When soaked in water and wrapped around cake pans, these strips help bake the cake at a more even temperature which means a more even rise.

Learn all the details about why this $10 tool is a must in our Test Kitchen. It’s one of the most practical gifts for cake bakers you can buy!

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Cake Stand

Don’t plop your latest bake on a regular dinner plate. Show it off on an elegant cake stand and keep it fresh with a corresponding cake dome. These pastel-hued stands from Estelle Colored Glass are blown by hand and make an exquisite gift for any baker.

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All About Cake

Christina Tosi is undoubtedly the modern queen of cakes. All About Cake is her love letter to this dessert and is packed full of tempting, towering recipes like her classic Milk Bar confetti cake.

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Serrated Knife

While you may think of a serrated knife for slicing homemade bread, it’s also a handy tool for cake bakers. A serrated knife is just the tool for leveling cakes before frosting them. This is also the tool you need for cutting into delicate sponges like angel food cake or chiffon cake.

To really treat your baking friends, try this Our Place serrated knife. The grip comes in an array of pretty colors—perfect for coordinating with the company’s Instagram-famous Always Pan.

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Custom Recipe Sign

Got a beloved recipe from great-grandma? Or a cake you turn to again and again? Turn this family favorite into a piece of art with a custom recipe sign. Etsy shop Rooted and Built Design will laser engrave your go-to cake onto a wooden card set into a frame. It’s pretty and practical.

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Dessert Plates

You worked too hard on that homemade upside-down cake to serve it on a paper plate. Serve your bakes with style on these scalloped dessert plates from Anthropologie.

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Offset Spatulas

Offset spatulas are a must for frosting cakes. Use them for everything from crumb coating to finishing swirls. They’re also great tools for smoothing cake batter into sheet pans and decorating cupcakes.

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Hand Mixer

We know that most cake bakers probably have a stand mixer they love at home. But not every job requires the horsepower and heft these gadgets provide. Instead, try a top-notch hand mixer. This hand mixer from Breville is one of our Test Kitchen team’s favorites. The silicone-tipped beaters scrape the bowl as you work, so no need to stop and grab a spatula.

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Cupcake Earrings

This is one of the cutest gifts for cake bakers on our list. Show off your love of baking in and out of the kitchen with some sweet cupcake earrings. These earrings are made of 14 karat gold so you can really shine.

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Batter Bowl

Make getting the batter into cake pans easier with a batter bowl—essentially a mixing bowl with a spout. This jadeite bowl has a vintage vibe we adore, and it looks great in retro kitchens. As an added bonus, this is one of those gifts for cake bakers that works for other cooking tasks, too.

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Decorating Set

If you want to take your cake decorating to the next level, you’ll need plenty of piping tips and pastry bags. This cake decorating set comes with plenty to get you started.

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Julia Child Art

Julia Child was full of cooking wisdom—and also this party tip which all cake bakers know to be true. Hang this handmade sign in your kitchen to remind yourself that every occasion deserves a little something sweet.

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A Great Cake Mix

Even the best baker deserves a day off. Take a break and stir up a simple but delicious cake mix instead. This King Arthur Baking Company Chocolate Indulgence mix is one of our Test Kitchen’s favorites. It’s super fudgy and tastes almost as good as homemade.

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Taste of Home Ultimate Baking Cookbook

Just like the title says, our Taste of Home baking cookbook is the ultimate gift for bakers. Whether the cake baker on your list wants to learn how to make a bundt cake or sharpen their cupcake decorating skills, they can learn straight from our experts with this illustrated cookbook.

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Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa is also dedicated to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.