Buddy Valastro's 15 Essential Tools for Home Baking

Take it from this professional baker: These 15 tools are must-have items in your kitchen.

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Mixing Bowl

Parchment Paper

Oven Thermometer

Piping Bag

Piping Tips



Hand Scraper

Sheet Tray


Heatproof Rubber Scraper


Metal Spreader/Bow Knife

Chef's Knife

Paring Knife

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