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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.)
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.
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.
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.
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