10 Best Cupcake Baking Tools

As a baking tool company, we've made a LOT of different kinds of cupcakes. And we're happy to recommend the tools we use for cupcake-making success to fellow home bakers. This list is a great place to start if you’re a beginner, are creating a registry, or are shopping for a gift for the cupcake lover in your life.

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Cupcakes are always the star of the show! And it’s pretty obvious why… they’re everything people love about cake, but tiny! But baking beautiful cupcakes can be tricky. Now we all know the secret to amazing cupcakes starts with a great recipe! But if you don’t have the right equipment to make the recipe, it can still fall short of your expirations.

With all the testing of products, customer feedback we received and practice of baking cupcapes (including recipe fails!), we’ve learned which tools are the BEST for baking cupcakes. We don’t know about you, but we avoid overloading our kitchen with unnecessary gadgets, so this list includes the absolute essentials—the tools you need to help guarantee cupcake success.


1. Cupcake Baking Pan

Believe it or not, the baking pan you choose REALLY matters! We love our KPKitchen Silicone Cupcake Pans. We also recommend going with silicone ones, since they are absolutely non-stick. So wether you‘re making muffins, large cupcakes or egg muffins – nothings sticks to the pan and the cupcake just pop right out.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen Silicone Cupcake Pans? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen Silicone Cupcake Pans?

KPKitchen Silicone Cupcake Pan Set

2. Liquid Measuring Cups

Measuring precisely is very important for your cupcake batter. That's why we recommend our KPKitchen Liquid Measuring Cup Set which contains all the sizes you will ever need for measuring liquids for your cupcakes. It includes 4 different cups with the sizes ranging from 4-Cup, 2-Cup, 1-Cup & a mini 2oz small measuring cup. That way you will have the perfect sized cup for every recipe you need. Plus all measurement markings are in cups and milliliters.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen Liquid Measuring Cups? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen Liquid Measuring Cups?

KPKitchen Liquid Measuring Cups Set

3. Dry Measuring Cups & Spoons

We recommend our KPKitchen Measuring Cups & Spoons Set which contains all sizes every kitchen needs and measurements are stamped right into the metal so they will never wear off. Each measuring cup also has outside markings for a smaller measurement size that is visible on the inside. 

They are also all made out of one piece of metal so the handles will never bend or break off.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen Measuring Cups & Spoons Set? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen Measuring Cups & Spoons Set?

KPKitchen Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons Set

4. Cupcake Liners

Cupcake liners are a must! You don't really need them when using a silicone muffin pan but sometimes it just looks nicer with them. We recommend our KPKitchen White Paper Mini Cupcake Liners or our KPKitchen Standard White Cupcake Liners for that.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen White Paper Mini Cupcake Liners? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen White Paper Mini Cupcake Liners?

KPKitchen White Mini Cupcake Liners

5. Batter Dispenser

Tired of your cupcakes coming out inconsistent in size and shape? Our most popular baking tool, which will completely change the way you make cupcakes, is our KPKitchen Cupcake Batter Dispenser. This little gadget will save you so much time and effort.

Simply pour your cupcake batter into the dispenser and then squeeze it into your cupcake pan. This cupcake dispenser is great for making perfect cupcakes every time! And the best part is that you will make absolutely no mess.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen Pancake Batter Dispenser? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen Pancake Batter Dispenser?

KPKitchen Batter Dispenser

6. Baking Sheet & Cooling Rack

First and foremost, quality baking sheets & cooling racks are a MUST for every baker. If you're using a silicone cupcake pan, they can be a little floppy. Then we recommend using our KPKitchen Baking Sheet. Just put your silicone cupcake pans on a baking sheet for stability when you put them in and out of the oven and you‘re good to go!

And after you're done, we immediately transfer them to our recommended KPKitchen cooling rack after that. Why? The bottoms of the cupcakes need some air in order to cool, and we want to avoid soggy cupcake bottoms.

WHERE CAN I BUY KPKitchen Baking Sheet & Cooling Rack? WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KPKitchen Baking Sheet & Cooling Rack?


KPKitchen Baking Sheet and Cooling Rack

7. Mixing Bowls

We use and recommend these cupcake-approved Mixing Bowls feature hardwearing stainless steel interiors and nonslip bases. (Translation: You can totally take your energy out on whisking.) 


Mixing Bowls

8. Whisk

In your pursuit of the perfect cupcake, an easy mistake is to overmix your batter. Instead of mixing it up into a thick formula, we recommend using this Whisk from Oxo to lightly aerate the batter and avoid density. We like the comfortable grip on this whisk’s handle.

Oxo Whisk

9. Hand Mixer

We use our hand mixer more than our stand mixer. If you can affort both, definitely get both. But for cupcakes, we recommend this Hand Mixer


Kitchenaid Hand Mixer


10. Cupcake Carrier

Taking your cupcakes beyond the kitchen? Whether your batch is for a party, bake sale, or toting along to work, you need a case that will safely transport your cupcakes. We love this cupcake carrier for its design and size


Cupcake Carrier




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  • TY for the tips I need to get all this to replace my old bake ware

    Lisa McGuire
  • TY for the tips I need to get all this to replace my old bake ware

    Lisa McGuire

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