These baking sets for beginners are all geared for girls and boys who want to learn to bake.
I know I’ve had great memories of making Christmas cookies with my mom, and I still have the specific recipes that we baked together when I was a child.
Similarly, I’ve done a lot of baking with my own kids, including not just cookies, but also muffins, cakes, and cupcakes. It’s a wonderful way to spend time together as well as getting them comfortable with kitchen skills. (Plus it makes the house smell great!)
Baking is also an easy way to open the door to being generous as a family. We’ve made tins of homemade cookies and delivered them to the fire station and the local library workers (who know us quite well!)
Here are six baking sets I found that are all sturdy, attractive, and the perfect assortment of the essential tools that beginners need to get started.
This colorful, 16-piece cupcake kit is designed for kids ages five and up. It includes a 6-cup muffin pan, frosting decorator, six unique decorating tips, six silicone cupcake liners in different colors, a frosting spreader, and a silicone spoon. The pan is a standard size to be used in a regular oven, not an EZ Bake Oven. The decorating pieces are much easier to use, especially for little hands, than the Wilton cake decorating tools and typical icing bags.
This is a colorful little baking kit that comes arranged in a box in a way that makes it perfect for gift giving. It is heavier on “baking tools” more than pans, and contains a spatula, pastry brush, mixing spoon, small rolling pin, and whisk, in addition to baking cups and a loaf pan. It includes includes five recipe cards for apple crisp crumble, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, and vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting. It is designed for kids ages six and up.
If you’re looking for a simple and inexpensive kit so your kids can try their hand at cupcake decorating without any big commitment, this is a good one to consider. It comes with a set of mini muffin tin liners, four plastic squeeze bottles with metal decoration tips including lids, five plastic decorator tips, a plastic spatula, and a pastry bag.
Amazon reviewer Raynee Branch does a great job of clarifying what this cupcake decorating kit is and what it isn’t:
When I first opened this to take a look at it I did feel like it was the perfect size for our little guy to handle the squeeze bottles, but they are very flimsy. They have an accordion bottom to make it easier to squeeze frosting but they are so thin I doubt they will last long. The metal tips are nice however. The plastic tips that go into the pastry bag and not the best quality but they are not the worst either. The pastry bag itself is a few steps above a disposable. You could probably get a few uses with it if you wash it very carefully. The spatula is on the small side for adults but perfect for little kid hands … Even though this kit is not amazing quality it is a great value for the price. I would consider it a reusable set but not for unlimited use. I would say you could get 5-10 uses out of it before tossing it.
This 11-piece kit has a pink and green apron, 6-piece measuring spoon set, a whisk, and a silicone spatula. One nice thing about the apron is that is has four short pockets and two longer pockets. The apron also has adjustable straps, so it can work with a variety of ages and heights. A few female reviewers said they were five foot three and used it themselves!
It’s worth noting that this set is also available in blue, in case you want to buy it for a boy or a girl who just doesn’t care for pink.
This is a 11-piece set of child-size pans and baking utensils. All the pieces are real, as opposed to toys, but they are small. The heart and round pan are for a single serving and can fit inside a toaster oven, and the tray only holds about 6-8 cookies. This set would work for a young child, maybe four or five, who would find it cute and wants to have a feeling of ownership when they bake.
What could be more motivating to a young beginner baker than having a customized set of kitchen tools with their own name? The items in this set are laser engraved with both your child’s name and a little cupcake design on the cutting board.
This set would make a great Christmas gift and is intended for younger children, as the utensils are “mini” versions.
It includes four different Christmas cookie cutters and a mini rolling pin, spatula, and pastry brush. It also has a wooden spoon, cookie sheet, and a cookie container with a handle and illustrations of Santa on the outside.
There is an option to also purchase a container of gingerbread cookie mixture wrapped in a ribbon to go along with it, if you like.
These solid wood baking utensils can be personalized with any message you like up to a max of 30 characters. The examples in the photos are “Happy baking, Emily” and “Baked with love by Emil
It contains a rolling pin, spoon, spatula and pastry brush, all wrapped up together with a pretty gender neutral ribbon, making it appealing to both boys and girls.
The cotton drawstring bag accompanying the set features a pretty color transfer in a cranberry wreath design, making it not only handy for storage, but also a pretty addition to your kitchen.
This etsy seller, RocketandFox, has several different baking sets. Some intended for young children and others, like this one, have full-sized utensils, making it a good choice for tweens. You might want to take a peek at her shop to see some of her other options.
If you young baker wants some inspiration, have them check out this amazing girl that has her own YouTube channel, Bailey Makes the Cake.
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