If you want to create consistent, well made, beautiful cakes and cupcakes, it's important to have a well-stocked arsenal of tools and equipment. Even if you don't need everything on this list, it's a good idea to become familiar with all of the options available. With time and practice, you can become a cake and cupcake home baking pro!
Cupcake Pans and Liners
Nonstick cupcake pans are available in smaller and larger sizes. You can either use decorative cupcake liners or grease the pans before baking. Nonstick cooking spray is a fast, easy alternative to using liners.
Scoops (also known as "Dishers")
Scoops are especially useful for measuring out cupcake batter evenly. They remove all the guesswork, ensuring that each cupcake will be exactly the same size
While an electric handheld mixer can sometimes get the job done, there truly is no replacement for a classic stand mixer. This workhorse is perfect for creaming butter and sugar, preparing any type of batter, and creating a velvety, smooth buttercream frosting.
Measuring Cups and Spoons
It's important to have a good set of measuring cups and spoons. Keep in mind that liquid and dry ingredients are measured differently, so you will need both dry and liquid measuring cups.