8 Space-Saving Tools for Anyone Who Loves to Bake
Indulge your inner pastry chef, even if you’re short on kitchen storage.
Baking is one of those hobbies that can fill your kitchen up with a lot of gear really quickly. At first it’s just a couple of cookie cutters here, maybe an offset spatula there. But, before long, your cabinets are packed full of all the really fun stuff the pros use: elaborate decorating sets, mini ramekins in a myriad of shapes and sizes, a kitchen blow torch, tons of cake pans (and doughnut pans and muffin pans) — and more. The list goes on and on.
So, what do you do if you’ve got a small kitchen or lack storage? Pick up some of these space-saving essentials. You’ll have everything you need to bake and decorate like a pro, all while maximizing the kitchen space you do have.
Ingredients can take up a ton of space in your kitchen too, especially if you have a lot of open bags. These storage containers are airtight so they’re guaranteed to keep your baking supplies fresh — and they’re stackable, which allows you can make the most of your vertical pantry space. The larger containers work well for flour and sugar, the smaller ones for chocolate chips and nuts.
Mixing bowls are a must when you’re baking. The great thing about this set is that, not only do they save space in your cupboards, but they feature a no-slip silicone base so the bowls stay put while you’re mixing. Space-saving design meets top-of-the-line performance!
Tired of using the inside of your oven as extra storage for a variety of mis-matched baking sheets, cake pans and cooling racks? This set is for you! All eight pieces can be stacked together to fit into the space of just one large oven tray, making it easy to store anywhere in your kitchen.
If you do a lot of big-batch baking then chances are good you’ve got more than a few cooling racks in use at any given time. This three-tier version allows you to save countertop space while you’re baking — and it folds down into three flat cooling racks when not in use, allowing you to store them as you would any other cooling rack.
You don’t need tons of pastry tips (or a special dessert decorating tool) to frost your freshly baked cakes, cupcakes and cookies like a pro. This compact kit is perfect for creating a variety of designs. And, because it features just 14 essential pastry tips packed into a small storage case, it’s easy to make space for it in any drawer or cupboard.
Cake combs take up almost no space at all and can be used to easily produce a variety of really polished designs on your finished dessert. This set features three double-sided combs so you can achieve six unique looks — for a bakery-worthy cake every time.
This two-in-one tool doubles as a treat carrier and display. It holds up to 24 cupcakes and 40 cake pops so it’s perfect for special occasions. Once your homemade treats have been served, the whole thing collapses down to just 5.5 inches high, making it easy to store in even the smallest of kitchens.