Sweet-Looking Tools for your Sweet-Making

Sweet-Looking Tools for your Sweet-Making

Bake your favorites in style with this cute gear


I'm usually not one for novelty tools, but I can appreciate the sentiment behind a stylistically unified kitchen. Hey, if you're in the market for a new set of baking gear anyway, why not bypass the traditional, boring stainless steel and glass getups and go right for the cute stuff? It'll make you smile as you measure, stir, ladle, knead, and fire up your latest delectables. And it's especially hard to say no to goodies baked with extra love and color.

Cupcake Measuring Spoons ($12.95 from Neatoshop)

I fear my own spoons--and the spoons of everyone who does not own this set--have been put to shame. I mean, it gets no cuter than this. I can't think of a nicer way to portion out your spices than this set of four colorful spoons painted to look like the very treats they're assisting in creating. 

Nerdy Cookie Cutters ($19 from ThinkGeek)

ThinkGeek, of course, has you covered in this area. Why make plain old sugar cookies when you could reenact Pac Man or Portal with your favorite treats? These officially licensed collectibles will give you major cred in the eyes of your favorite sweet-toothed geek.

Ladybug Mixing Bowls ($29.99 from Sears)

Not only are these vessels adorable, but their embellishments are functional, too. Their little black ladybug dots are softgrip feet, while their little black ladybug heads double as handles. 

Owl Oven Mitts ($18 from Etsy)

Skip the traditional matte heat-resistant grips for these cute quilted mitts. Turn your hands into owls that retrieve your sweetmeats from deep within your oven's lair. These quirky fellas come in a variety of colors and patterns.

Lemon Loaf Pan ($29.95 from Crate and Barrel)

After you've squeezed your lemons into submission and erased any memory of their original shape, you can always make your lemon-tasting things look like their fruit of origin again. Just pour your citrusy batter into this here pan for some unusual-looking breads.

Silly Feet Silicone Baking Cups ($9.99 from Sweet Baking Supply)

If you're going to decorate your cupcakes to look like living critters, complete the illusion by giving them the feet to match. These colorful and reusable cups add an extra dimension of personality to your favorite cupcakes. 

Head Chefs Pastry Brush ($9.95 from Amazon)

This poseable little dude may look like a toy, but he's actually a high-quality silicone brush. You can use his hair for all your lacquering needs. He even comes with suction cup feet to ensure he stays where you put him.