Sweetapolita’s Best-Loved Bakers’ Gifts {Giveaway Winner Announced!}

The winner of Sweetapolita’s Best-Loved Bakers’ Gifts Giveaway is . . .

#318 Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker: “My favorite baking tool is definitely my grandmother’s kitchen aid mixer. My mom mentioned that it was stored in the basement one day after I’d been blogging for about six months and I couldn’t believe she hadn’t told me about it before! I don’t know what I would do without it, though. :)”

Congratulations, Elizabeth! You will also be notified by email.

I’ll be back later today with another recipe! 

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1. icemilk aprons 2. i do dishtowel 3. pom pom flower treat boxes 4. pink stripe cupcake box 5. cupcake measuring cups 6. whisk pendant (sterling or 18k dipped gold)

7. yum yum ice cream serving party pack 8. marshmallow madness cookbook 9. turquoise escali baking scale 10. pure vanilla cookbook 11. lite bites candle forks 12. ms. food face plate 13. fete origin iPhone case

Hello, my friends! Today’s a special day here on this little old blog. We’re talking fabulous gifts for bakers (and lovers of pretty things) and to make matters more exciting, one super-lucky reader will receive ALL of these goodies! Not one, or two, but all. Kind of awesome, right?

See, the thing is I love stuff. I love looking at pretty things, I love buying pretty things and I most definitely love giving pretty things–throughout the year and beyond. With the holidays just around the corner, it has me thinking even more gift-giving thoughts, so I figured I’d compile a bunch of my favourites–things that I currently own and adore.

Sweetapolita Loves: 

1. IceMilk Aprons: Aprons are always a hit with bakers, and I positively adore these. I own the monogrammed Frosty Tin Marshmallows style and have gifted several other styles to family. Embracing style, quality and tradition all with an heirloom theme, each apron is packaged in a preserves jar and comes with an apron story card, 3 blank recipe cards and signature heritage tag. These aprons are a truly special gift.

2. I Do Dishtowel: Lovely kitchen linens are always appreciated, but one adorned with confectionery dots and wedding cake? Yes, please.

3. Pom Pom Flower Treat Boxes: Don’t feel that you always have to gift treat boxes filled with treats (although that never disappoints)–pretty treat packaging itself is such a great way to inspire bakers, and is something some of us have a hard time buying ourselves. Besides, you never know–you just might see that treat-filled box back under the tree with your name on it.

4. Pink Stripe Cupcake Box: Again, I love getting and giving pretty packaging for gifts, inspiring the recipient to bake and create. Boxes like this make home bakers feel as though they’re running the sweetest shoppe in town.

5. Cupcake Measuring Spoons: I probably don’t need to explain why these made the list, but I have these and they make every measure that much sweeter. You can find these and at one of my favourite online shops, I’m With Cupcake. With everything from much-loved stripey paper party straws and balloons to milk bottles and pretty packaging, this shop just shouts happy. Sweetapolita readers receive 20% discount off $10+ orders when you enter the promo code “SWEETAPOLITA.”

6. Whisk Pendant/Charm: Where do I even begin? When my talented friend Sweet Paul discovered and shared these from Frances & Co Pendants awhile back, I bought one right away and haven’t taken it off since. The talented artisan, Frances, creates this irresistible whisk in both sterling silver and 18k gold-dipped options strung on an 18-inch box chain, and it simply makes the perfect baker’s gift. I cherish mine and have had everyone from postmen to passersby notice & compliment it.

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7. Yum Yum Ice Cream Serving Party Pack: If this adorable polka-dotted and striped ice cream serving ensemble from Sucre Shop doesn’t make your giftee twinkle, I’ll give up cake for a year. What better incentive to throw an ice cream party (and invite you) than the sweetest eco-friendly serving supplies all ready to go? Brooke Pratt, the celebrated artisan behind this array of stylish wooden utensils, creates the cutest party designs on everything from ice cream scoops to forks and can customize colours, images and sayings for any event.

8. Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes: I really wasn’t kidding back in this post when I swore by this book. Shauna Sever gives readers the know-how and inspiration to create gourmet homemade marshmallows at home, and I have made them countless times. The recipes are simple, super-fun and delicious. Paired with the puffy pastel marshmallow medley of a cover, this book is total shelf candy.

9. Escali Arti Glass Kitchen Scale: With a rainbow of colours to choose from and state-of-the-art scale design at an affordable price, this scale will take home bakers to the next level and make them smile every time they use it. Throughout this blog I’ve expressed my feelings on how important it is to weigh your baking ingredients for best results, and now we can all do it in colourful style.

10. Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques: Okay, the girl is on a roll. Shauna Sever‘s latest book, and likely the book that holds the record for most recipes I’ve ever made from a single book in a week, Pure Vanilla makes a gorgeous gift. With everything from Buttery Baked Vanilla Bean French Toast to Vanilla Lollipops, as well as endless information on vanilla itself, this book is anything but, well, vanilla.

11. Lite Bites Candle Forks: More awesomeness that I found on I’m With Cupcake. Sometimes quirky candles are all you need to make a classic cake a show-stopper, and I think these make the cutest gifts! Fun candles are another thing that bakers just don’t tend to buy themselves, or at least I seem to neglect them at times, and yet they can totally make the cake.

12. Ms. Food Face Plate: We have the boy version of this plate (you might remember this and this), but I’ve just bought this Ms. version for my cakelets for Christmas. Okay, so this isn’t really a baking-themed gift, but it sure makes life that much more fun. Kids, of course, adore this and every meal yields a different work of art, but sometimes big kids (like me) also love playing with their food.

13. Fete Origin iPhone Case: Last but so, so not least, the most gorgeous iPhone case I’ve seen in all of my existence. And it just so happens to be the one I chose for my newly upgraded iPhone a few weeks ago when I literally went through every one of the thousands of options on Society6. Designed by the super-talented Jacqueline Maldonado, this artsy case may not be a literal depiction of confection, but to me it’s the most delicious looking colour-combination and pattern ever (you can even find her incredible artwork on bedding, shower curtains and more). I may not use my iPhone to bake, but it’s always in arms’ reach providing the soundtrack to all of my baking adventures and ready for snapping Instagrams. With its sturdy impact-resistant and flexible hard plastic case, this is an all-around winner.

Speaking of Instagrams, even though these didn’t make the giveaway (would have been logistically tricky), I can’t leave out the awesomeness that is StickyGram–your Instagram photos printed as adorable square magnets. (Use my friend code FRIENDD5QH and get $2.00 off your first sheet!) Probably one of my personal favourite options for gifting. With free worldwide shipping and only $14.99/sheet of 9 magnets ($12.99 when you use my discount code) you honestly can’t go wrong. I ordered a bunch of these, and can’t wait to order more for holiday gifts. Perfect for grandparents, friends and more.

So onto this super-awesome giveaway of all my best-loved goodies!

Here’s what one lucky reader is going to receive:

Giveaway is now closed. 


To enter the Sweetapolita’s Best-Loved Bakers’ Gifts Giveaway, simply answer the question below in the comments section of this post:

What’s your best-loved baking tool/item? 

  • For an extra entry, come over to Facebook and “like” Sweetapolita, and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so. That comment will count as your extra entry.
  • For an additional entry share the Sweetapolita Facebook Giveaway post on your own Facebook page, and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so. That comment will count as your extra entry.
  • For an additional entry, share this post on Twitter and include @sweetapolita, and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you did so. That comment will count as your extra entry.


  • One entry per person, plus additional qualified bonus entries (mentioned above). Your comment may take a few moments to appear. 
  • Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
  • Winners will be announced Wednesday, November 21st, 2012.

Best of luck & happy gifting!


Share the Sweetness!


  1. Kayleigh says

    My favourite baking tools are my metal mixing bowls with rubber bottoms from Paderno. Love that they don’t spin around on the counter thanks to the rubber. No mess!

  2. Michelle says

    My best loved baking tool is my pink kitchenaid stand mixer. It has taken my baking and frosting creations to a whole new level!

  3. Michelle says

    I went over to Facebook and clicked “like” on the Sweetapolita page. Too bad I couldn’t click “love”. :-)

  4. CRYSTAL says

    My favorite baking tool (so far) has to be my Kitchenaid spatula. It is sturdy yet flexible and I freak out just a little bit if i can’t locate it, lol.

  5. Kaitlin says

    What a generous giveaway! There are some really sweet items on the list. My favorite baking accessory is the orange and white polka dot apron I got from Michael’s for $3! It makes me so happy every time I put it on :)

  6. Cherie Scordino says

    My favourite baking tool is my Maytag Gemini oven!! I can use both ovens for baking & it cuts my time in half!!! It’s awesome if you’re baking 2 separate things too because both ovens can be at different temperatures. I don’t know what I did without it!!
    I’ve always “liked” Sweetapolita on Facebook & in general!! Now that should count as an extra entry!! :)

  7. Holly says

    Thanks for the great gift ideas! My fave baking tool is my kitchenaid mixer – I held off getting one for a long time, and now can’t imagine how I got by without it!

  8. says

    My favourite baking tool would have to be my mum’s Kitchen Aid stand mixer — she taught me to bake with it, and lots of fun times happen around that mixer! Now that I’m studying abroad for the year I really miss having a stand mixer in my kitchen!

  9. Suzanne H says

    I could never live without my Kitchen Aid mixer! I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and it allows me to keep on baking even when I can’t do much else!

  10. says

    My best loved baking tool/item would have to be my cupcake liners. As a “from home” baking entrepreneur, I feel like my cupcake liners bring life to my cupcakes and sets the mood for any occasion I am baking for!

  11. Michelle Rauer says

    My favourite item is my small, but growing, selection of aprons. I feel like Mrs Cleaver when I put one on and it inspires me to cook and bake.

  12. Debbie CC says

    My numero uno baking bestie is by kitchen aid stand mixer! We have been through alot together; failures and feats alike. I also would have an honorable mention – my fat daddio cake pans! The heat distribution is amazing! And they are such a breeze to clean up.

  13. Leah says

    My favorite baking tool is my turntable. I always feel more professional when I’m using it to ice and decorate cakes.

  14. Stephanie H says

    My favourite tool has got to be my kitchenaid, because now I can easily make SMB! For non-powered options, I’d have to go with my frosting turntable. Goodness – I do hope I win this contest! If not, I am definitely picking up that turquoise scale because it is gorgeous!

  15. Jennifer R says

    Hi Rosie! Cannot live without my Kitchenaid. Not an original answer but those who know cannot live without :)! Thank you!

  16. says

    My favorite baking tool is my KitchenAid Mixer. I first used one in high school in the 80s. My Foods teacher was a HUGE fan of all they can do and she was right. When my husband and I assembled our bridal registry back in 1999 a KitchenAid mixer. I was very lucky. My sister, knowing it was the thing that I had most hoped to receive, surprised me with it at my bridal shower. I have used it constantly since. I’ve only recently had to replace the paddle attachment. I would not bake nearly as much if I did not have this tool.

  17. Suzanne says

    My favorite item is probably my Kitchen Aid mixer, but parchment paper is probably something I should at least mention because of its usefulness (especially with cookie baking!).

  18. Madison says

    My favorite baking tool is my chicken rubber spatula. Its the best spatula I have and my mom gave it to me for Christmas and it always reminds me of all the my lovely chickens in the back yard. <3

  19. Lori Ann says

    My grandmothers old 8″ aluminum cake pans. These things are beat to s#*t and havent sat flat in years but I reach for them every time I make a cake. Somehow it always comes out flawlessly..I suspect a little divine intervention is a play ;) (under your advisement I have even purchased some of the super cool Fat Daddio pans…still havent broken them in yet!)

  20. says

    What awesome goodies!! I LOVE the necklace!! My current fave baking tool would have to be my cookie scoops. Simple, I know, but I love them and use them all the time- only sometimes for cookies though. ;)Now, maybe if I ever get a KitchenAid mixer….

  21. Siobhan says

    It’s a tough call between my KitchenAid from my boyfriends mother or my black, white, and red polka dot apron from my boyfriend :) such a cute giveaway!

  22. Donna says

    Baking is my therapy, and my Kitchen Aid mixer makes whipping up cakes, cookies and frostings much more enjoyable! My favorite frosting is 7 Minute Frosting (or marshmallow frosting), so all I have to do is add the ingredients to the bowl, set the speed and the Kitchen Aid does all the work. Perfect, glossy and smooth every time :) Someday I will have to get the pasta making attachment.

  23. says

    This is going to sound odd, but my favorite baking tool is a collection of old, ragged strips of tea towels that I wrap around cake pans to help the sides of the cake cook at the same rate as the center. They are singed, threadbare, and wrinkled, but I swear by them and have used them for years.

  24. Amanda Moulton says

    My most recent favorite baking tool is a pancake pen that my sister got me, it makes filling a cupcake pan a breeze and fun shaped pancakes are one of my kids’ favorite treats on a weekend morning!

  25. jess says

    My favourite and most used piece of baking equipment is my wooden spoon! I have so many happy memories of baking with my grandmother as a child, she would always let me lick the last bit of cake batter off the spoon after she was finished, and now I sometimes do this with my children.

  26. Lauren J says

    While my best baking item/tool should be my Kitchen Aid mixer – it isn’t – It is my recipe collection that were hand written by my mother in law while she teaching me her love of baking. She passed away 5yrs ago and I hope to re-create her legacy with my daughter :) Love your recipes and your blog, Rosie!

  27. Katie F. says

    my fave baking tool is my decorating pen, which makes it easy to decorate cookies and cakes. I also love my fat daddio’s pastry tip set.

  28. anna says

    My favorite thing to use while baking is my kitchen aid mixer with the paddle attachment. Definately the most used for sure too!

  29. sharon mcshane says

    I love my Kitchen-Aid stand mixer. When I got it I was afraid I wouldn’t use it enough but I surely due. It has made me a better baker. I also love my Lily Wallace Cookbook. My mother got it as a wedding gift so it’s over 50 years old. It a real “go to” for that basic recipe.

  30. Laura says

    My favourite baking tool is my microplane grater for zesting citrus fruit! So easy and so rewarding (especially if you love lemon everything!) :)

  31. Elizabeth says

    Most definitely my Kitchen Aid mixer. There are so many things it does to make life so much easier for me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway, you ROCK!

  32. LaFawn says

    My favorite baking tool happens to be my measuring cups! I have a ton of them because I have to measure everything and I do not want to have to stop and wash something in the middle of baking. “Mise en place” is essential in my kitchen!

  33. says

    My best loved baking item is…my collection of stone bakeware! I hope that counts as one? Baking is a dream with them. Bread is so even and consistent, cookies brown beautifully, and even pies just seem prettier in a stone!

  34. Nicole K says

    My favorite baking tool is the Cookie Press handed down to me from my Mother when I was first started out living on my own. I grew up baking cookies with her any opportunity we could get. I LOVE it, not only do I feel I have more precision with the cookie but it is a very special tool that makes me smile. I grew up learning to bake cookies with it and now my son watches me use it and I am creating beautiful baking memories with him! Especially at Christmas….it is Christmas when the cookie press is out!!!

  35. DALILA GARCIA says

    My favorite baking tool is my the spatula!! I dont know what i could possiblyh do without it. :) I hope i win!!!

  36. says

    My favorite baking tool is….my silicone rolling mat! it makes rolling sugar cookies SO much easier! And I love this giveaway! I have had my eye on that whisk pendent for some time!

  37. says

    My favorite kitchen tools are the ones that are inherited from family- a vintage bowl set with flowers, an old ice cream scoop, a marble rolling pin. I love that they’re vintage, have family meaning, and they often work better than some newer kitchen tool!

  38. Oanh Nguyen says

    My favorite baking tool are my hands! I’ve already liked your FB, so I can’t do that again, but I’ve shared your blog! (Natalie Oanh Le)

  39. Audrey says

    Best baking tool–my cookie cutters!!! They get my daughter excited about baking with me and some of my favorite creations come from when she is in the kitchen helping me!

  40. Felicity says

    Im in Australia so this isn’t an entry just thought I’d join in the conversation :)

    I have this fabulous tin set that I store all my cookie cutters in and they are super cute.
    They have pastel rainbow colours on them – 2 with polka dots and 1 with stripes and they rind me of cupcake sprinkles- they are sooo lovely to look at!

  41. Anna says

    My favorite baking tool is a rolling pin I inherited from my great-grandmother (who inherited it from her mother in Italy) although I only get to use it on holidays, and it works like crap, its my favorite because it reminds me of my roots! :) Also, my cakelet niece is another one of my favorites. She’s only three, I’ve been training that little bugger to bake since she was born!

  42. Kala-Dawn says

    My favorite baking tool is my icecream scoop! I have a mini one for cookies, and a bigger one for muffins/cupcakes. They always turn out the same size, and that is awesome!

  43. Ariel Nash says

    My favorite baking tool so far is the set of measuring spoons my sister got me for my birthday. They have little owl designs on them and are absolutely adorable!

  44. Christa Ricketts says

    I love my glass bowls in all sizes. I use them everyday to cook and serve food.
    And I liked you on Facebook!

  45. Sharon S. says

    I would have to say that my favorite baking tool is my Mother.. she is full of creative recipies and decorating ideas. Every sunday we bake and come up with some fantastic crazy cupcake ideas. This past sunday was Skittles cupcakes.. a HUGE hit! The best thing is the quality time I get with her learning generations of family recipies, tricks and tips!

  46. Maria Smith says

    What’s your best-loved baking tool/item?

    My favorite cooking tool would have to be my piping bags and my stand mixer! Making cakes and then making them beautiful makes the artist part of me grin. I also fancy my little pinch-o-salt bowls. No particular reason aside from them being tiny and cute.

  47. Karen says

    I love my Kitchenaide too…but I wish there was an extra bowl. November 21 is my birthday…hint hint hint…lol. I’ve shared your Facebook page too. Good luck everyone!

  48. Melissa Morton says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my hands. As much as I love the mixer sometimes things just come out better when I do it by hand!

  49. Jess Priest says

    Oh Darn! I’m in the UK. Anyway just thought Id say how much I love your page.I did the chocolate cake recipe with ombred vanilla frosting for my daughters 5th birthday and it turned out very very well indeed! Love all the hints and tips you give out. My kitchen essential is my folder of recipes that have turned out well. Have been a liker for a while now and just shared your page…..congratulations to whoever wins all those lovely items. X

  50. Kimiko says

    My favourite kitchen tool is my non-stick Wilton spatula. Its yellow and amazing. LOVE IT. But MY ULTIMATE Fav tool is my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in Tangerine. Her name is Lola and we make a mean Pecan Pie ;)

  51. Vanessa says

    My best-loved baking tool/item is my KitchenAid Stand Mixer that my parents got me when I graduated from university.

  52. says

    Rosie, this is a truly amazing collection of favourite things! My favourite baking tool is my stand mixer. It is not a Kitchen Aid (which I always, ALWAYS wanted), but it is a Hamilton Beach. The reason that I have a Hamilton Beach mixer, and not a Kitchen Aid, is that my incredibly practical husband wanted to surprise me with my very first mixer, and proceeded to go online and do his research. After much comparing and reading, he was convinced that the Hamilton Beach stand mixer was more bang for the buck. He then hid it in my baking cupboard, knowing that I would be beginning my Christmas baking, and would find it there as an early Christmas present. I have used my mixer EVERY week since getting it. I love it, but would not be against upgrading to a turquoise Kitchen Aid at any time. ;)

  53. Gail Lloyd says

    My all time favorite thing is my KitchenAid Mixer. I have had it for years, and it never fails. Proof that there are still a few well built things left in the world.

  54. Jana says

    Whoa, this is actually amazing. Well, my favourite baking tool has to be my grandma’s rolling pin that got passed down to me. It’s so old but it still works great! Weighs a ton though! My mother always tells me stories about the food and desserts that my grandma used to make back in Sri Lanka, and even a story about how she used it to chase away a robber! Just lots of good memories and it never fails me. Totally priceless. :)

  55. Mellybrown says

    Wow! How generous!

    Though it usually involves a colossal mess and a lot of extra time, my favorite baking ‘tools’ are the hands of my two little girls. Homegirls get giddy when we break out the butter and sugar.

  56. Lisa W. says

    I love my hand-mixer and Pyrex mixing bowls. I also love your creativity and artistry. Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

  57. Janet says

    I could not live without my Kitchen Aid mixer. I don’t know how I could do all the baking I do without it. Thanks for have a great Website!

  58. Torry O. says

    I have to say my favorite tool is my chocolate melter. I use it so much when I make candies and I also serve hot dips in it. It’s versatile and I love it so much, hasn’t failed me yet, and I’ve had it for about 10 years.

  59. Renea west says

    I couldnt live without my Kitchen aid mixer. It has mixed hundreds of batches of buttercream for cupcakes and cakes. Oh, and I can’t forget to add sprinkles! LOTS AND LOTS of sprinkels.

  60. Hera Ahmed says

    My favorite baking tool is actually my hand mixer! Kitchen Aid stand mixers are great and I love mine, but I’ll always choose the hand mixer over it whenever possible! It gets right down to the bottom of the bowl ;)

  61. Mary says

    My best baking tool has to be my kitchen aid mixer because it does A LOT of work! When your making some kind of dough you don’t have to need knead it with your hands for ten minutes you have your standing mixer! :)

  62. Shirley says

    I love to bake and I love LOVE LOVE my trusty 20 year-old KitchenAid. It has turned out many, many birthday cakes, cookies & breads, and almost all my happy memories always start with my stand mixer. Then again, one needs the oven as well to bake all those goodies. If I have to choose one….my oven but I love my stand mixer!

  63. Jones says

    I love my baking whisk! And my 2 yr old son loves loves to bake with me and whisking is his favorite thing to do. =D

    I liked and shared you on facebook!=D

  64. Christina Z says

    I love my wooden rolling pin I have had for ten years! I use it every year (and many other days of the year, of course!) when my whole family gets together to bake Christmas cookies. Also, it was the rolling pin I used to become the experienced baker I am today!

  65. Hillary says

    My favorite kitchen tool is y Kitchenaid Mixer, my mother bought it for me as a wedding present in 2009 and its been mxing up a storm ever since. This is a very cool giveaway with so many awesome prizes!! By the way I just made your Lemon Blueberry Macaron Delight Cake for my mother in laws birthday!!

  66. Trina says

    Favourite baking tool has to be my mixer-could do it all without it. But I have to say I live my square brownie pan from Pampered Chef too!

  67. jasmeen says

    my favourite tool has to be my kitchaid mixer that I bought when I got married. It and I are inseparable. I could not create half of the wonderful things that I have created without it. Not to mention I LOVE how it looks on my kitchen counter (I have the red one)

  68. Stephanie says

    What a lovely giveaway! My favorite baking tool is my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I have blocked all memories of baking without it ;)

  69. Rebecca says

    Hi Rosie,

    My favorite baking tool at the moment is my new pastry blender !
    It’s just makes the best blends with flour and butter for my crumbles !

    I Like Sweetapolita on facebook
    I shared the post on facebook
    I shared the post on twitter

    Thank you ! Hope I win !!

  70. Sara Lawson says

    I love these giant metal measuring spoons that my mom gave me ages ago. They are 1/2, 1/4 And 1/8 and are oval shaped and are perfect for dipping into my flour and sugar jars. I’d die without them! And I already like you on facebook and follow you on Twitter :-)

  71. Shannon says

    My favorite baking gadget is my Candy Apple Red KitchenAid. I still love it after all these years.

    I also love my vintage yellow-ware bowl that I bought at a garage sale 20 years ago.

    I have already “Liked” you on FB
    I shared your contest link on FB

  72. Lauren says

    Wow what an awesome opportunity! Thank you for the chance :) My best loved kitchen tool would have to be my Kitchen Aid Stand mixer. It makes everything so much easier.

  73. Lynne T says

    My white pro kitchen aid mixer – a gift from my aunt after she realized she didn’t really like to cook or bake. Now they come in awesome colors, but since it was free I’ll continue to treasure mine 24+ years and counting.

  74. Charmian says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your website, Rosie!! Just a glance at the colors make me happy. :-)

    I have only been baking for a year, but I have gone cake-crazy! So many tools are essential, but my favorite “helpers” (wouldn’t want to call them tools) are my taste testers, aka my hubby and 2 girls. They are my bigger cheerleaders, but they also give honest feedback. They are the best! Can I pick another essential? My collection of cookbooks and my notebook. Have been studying them (work harder than at school) and taking lots of notes. Still learning! Hopefully to add to my favorite list very very soon – Costco has the KitchenAid stand mixer on sale – it’s on my Christmas list!

  75. Esther says

    thank you so much first and i liked you on facebook and your stuff is just adorable!!! and my kitchen aid mixer is my life of the kitchen! its amazing thank you again

  76. Dawn B says

    My favorite baking tool?!? I would say a mixer if I had one. So I’m going with my cookie cutters. They just make all those yummy cookies cute too!

  77. says

    My favorite baking tool is definitely my grandmother’s kitchen aid mixer. My mom mentioned that it was stored in the basement one day after I’d been blogging for about six months and I couldn’t believe she hadn’t told me about it before! I don’t know what I would do without it, though. :)

  78. Beth B. says

    Best loved tool…rubber scraper. A close second would be a great knife. An equally close third would probably be a flat whisk.

  79. says

    My best loved kitchen tool is definitely my kitchen aid food processor…in seconds I can make homemade nut butters, pestos, and whipped sweet potatoes…all with one bowl. AHMAZING!

  80. Alyssa M says

    Rosie, your site is so inspirational and joy-filled. I was already excited to see you had updated your blog, but a giveaway on top of it all?! How euphoric!

    My favorite baking tool would have to be parchment paper. For a roll of paper, it’s quite a workhorse around the kitchen! I wouldn’t be able to make dozens upon dozens of cookies at Christmas or multiple layers of cakes (that don’t break upon removal) without it.

  81. Stephanie Pye says

    My KitchenAid stand mixer! My now husband surprised me with it just a week before he proposed to me. He succesfully distracted me from proposal related activity and also proved (once again) just how well he knows me! I feel like I can tackle most anything with my trusty (and beautiful) mixer!

  82. Adriana says

    My kitchen aid mixer is my best and most used kitchen tool – I use it even when I don’t have to just because I like it so much!!!

  83. Paula C. Jarrett says

    I love my one piece set of measuring spoons! It’s sounds kind of weird but it has four different measuring spoons on one piece and it designed in the shape of a cross so none of the four spoons ever touch the others. It’s quick, convenient and keeps it all neat without having to mess around with them clanking against one another! I tell everyone about how great they are!

  84. Paula C. Jarrett says

    I have already “liked” you on Facebook since the first time I came across your site!! I hope that this can still count as an extra entry??!! ;-)

  85. Paula C. Jarrett says

    I have posted your wonderful “Giveaway” on my Facebook timeline for all my amazing friends to take advantage of entering as well!! 8D

    • Paula C. Jarrett says

      I’m not very good with Twitter, but I did also include “@Sweetapolita” with the Tweet!! I just hope I did it all correctly!! ;-)

  86. Kendra says

    My favorite baking tool is my mixing bowls. I don’t have a favorite bowl because I love them all. And yes, I collect them. I can’t help myself.

  87. Candy says

    My favorite kitchen tool is my sexy red KitchenAid stand mixer. I’ve only had it for two years and I don’t know how I ever survived the holiday season without it!

  88. Victoria Spofford says

    Hi Rosie!
    My favourite baking tool is definitely my KitchenAid mixer–I love it to bits!

    Thank you for the fab gift-giving inspiration; you have great taste!!

  89. Hannon says

    I love my silicone spatulas. They are in funky colors and make food taste much better than if I use a white one, haha!

    FWIW I liked you on facebook and tweeted about your giveaway!

  90. Sandy says

    well, since (almost) nothing goes in the oven without first passing through the kitchenaid mixer first, i would have to say my mixer…oh, and the oven =o)

  91. Brandi says

    Without a doubt it’s my piping bag. I can fill with it and top with it! It makes things pretty, even my mashed potatos

  92. Pam says

    My best loved baking tool is definitely my hard working kitchen aid… close second would have to be my muffin tin. (I’m a cupcake girl)

  93. Katie C says

    My best loved baking tool has got to be my Kitchen Aid stand mixer! I would be absolutely lost without it. I’m an aspiring 17 year old baker, and the mixer is my grandmother’s that was given to me as a gift. Without it I wouldn’t be able to make half the recipes I find here (: and I wouldn’t have a college essay!!

  94. says

    I have to agree with lots of commenters about the love I have for my KitchenAid stand mixer, but my absolute favorite baking tool is my big red mixing bowl that I picked up for a super bargain at HomeGoods. That bowl has been the cornerstone of prep for countless batches of snickerdoodles, brownies, pumpkin muffins, and chocolate cupcakes. LOVE my big red bowl! :)

  95. Laura says

    My Kitchen Aid stand mixer is my favorite baking tool. I wanted one for years and got one six years ago. It completely changed baking for me.

  96. Andriea McGaw says

    Hello Rosie,I love your recipes and website and frequent it for ideas and inspiration often. My best loved item that I can not bake with out comes with a history:)

    I inherited my late and beloved grandmother’s five cup handle crank flour sifter. This sifted belonged to her mother’s mother. I come from a long line of household bakers and cooks and this very old and very wise crank sifter is my partner in the kitchen. Every time I use it, my savory and sweets come out to perfection. I really do believe I would be lost with out it. Every time I use it I feel like my past generations are guiding me through a recipe. That to me pospers me and warms my heart.Especially, when I hear my grandmother’s guidance ring through. Thanks for reading, Chele.

  97. Claudia says

    This may sound silly,but I like my spoonulas. It is can scrape, stir and transfer. Great to use with melting chocolate, it can take the heat.

  98. says

    I have a number of loved tools, but the first tool given to me by my hubs once I started baking was my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. It remains my favourite tool to this day. A-freaking-mazing giveaway btw!

  99. Ruth says

    At this time of the year, my baking Christmas tree! Ornaments range from rolling pins, whisks, measuring cup and spoons!

  100. yummyyum says

    Its my light blue kitchenaid stand mixer! i use it all the time because i love making gorgeous cupcakes and cake! bought it recently…best thing ever

  101. says

    Wow a kitchen scale would be amazing. :D But my favorite baking tool is the mini bundt pan set that my mother gave me. I love baking mini sweets for my friends when we hang out.

  102. Tarina says

    I can’t do without my rubber topped spatula from Le Creuset. I use it all the time, it’s versatility in baking makes simple tasks easy like folding cream or makes simple scraping of a bowl enjoyable!

  103. natasha says

    My favourite kitchen tool is deffinitly my kitchen aid. I liked you on facebook about a year ago, I can’t like you again. Boo. Your blog is the best! Thanks Rosie!

  104. Melanie Buchanan says

    First let me say that I absolutely love your blog! The La La Lavender Icing blows my mind!
    I absolutely LOVE my new stand mixer. I’m honestly not sure how I ever made cakes and buttercream without it!

  105. Benae says

    Oh my goodness, I love all of your favorite things (and your blog)! Those cupcake measuring cups are beyond adorable. You are such a baking inspiration, and I happen to be making a combination of your recipes tonight – the vanilla buttermilk cake and the chocolate cloud frosting!

  106. Benae says

    I already liked Sweetapolita on Facebook.

    (I missed the question – my favorite kitchen tool is absolutely my KitchenAid stand mixer. I still expect to hear angels sing every time I pull the cover off! ;-)

  107. Alice Wu says

    My favorite baking tool is probably my silicone spatulas.
    I liked you on FB and shared on Twitter.
    Love the blog btw! :)

  108. Karla says

    My favorite baking tool would have to be my spatulas,they might not be silicon or a fancy brand but they get the job done :)

  109. Emmy says

    I do love my spoonula. It makes scraping down bowls ever so easy and it’s got a pretty black flower pattern thing. Small and simple, but the little things are the best things.

  110. Crystal says

    Favorite kitchen gadget? I love my KitchenAid mixer. I always wanted one, and my best friend gave one to me for a wedding present. I fell in LOVE! I have no idea how I managed before. On holidays it travels with me, I’m that spoiled!

  111. Aleia W says

    My microplane is my favorite baking tool! i also liked your facebook page, shared the giveaway on facebook & tweeted about the giveaway!

  112. Kat says

    My favorite baking tool is my beloved baking rack. So many shelves to fill witl so many sheet pans of so many baked goods! She makes my space issues disappear.

  113. says

    My favorite and most used tool is my Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with the special mixer attachment that scrapes the sides of the bowl for you, you never have to stop and scape down the bowl!…The Best!

    I liked you on Facebook as well.

  114. Karmen says

    My favorite baking items would have to be some old slightly beaten looking cake tins loaned to me by my mother, she taught me everything I know about baking and I love being able to use something that she has made beautiful things in before <3

  115. Aysha says

    My favorite baking tool could easily be my iPad since I use it in the kitchen to view your recipes. My favorite tool out of my baking box would be my fancy little tapis ( French for sifter). A rubber spatula is a humble and trusty kitchen tool also.

    Thanks again for being such an inspiration. Your giveaway is way better than any of Oprah’s favorite things :).

  116. says

    My favourite kitchen tool is the rack used for cooling down the cakes. Its really good because I never have to wash it because the cakes never last long enough to make it there! hahhaha nom nom! :D

  117. Dianna Hostettler says

    My best loved cooking tool is one that I no longer have, though at the time I never thought I would miss it. It was a small blue teacup that I used as my measuring cup during a year-long college exchange in Germany. Finding only metric measurers in stores, I turned to the origin of the measurement “cup” and raided our cabinets. This small teacup was what I thought was closest in volume to a standard American cup. Was I right? I have no clue, but that cup did allow me to introduce my new international friends to my favorite american treats like banana bread, pancakes, and even cakes and pies.

  118. Dawn says

    My best-loved baking item is a set of old measuring spoons handed down from my mom! I have a new set and I would rather wash these ones in the middle of baking than use the new ones.

  119. Joanna says

    Hi Sweetapolita!

    I love your blog and I also love my mixer. Its not a KitchenAid (though I would love to have one!) or a Kenwood but when I first got into the baking craze I remember bringing the mixer home for the first time and opening it! Unpacking the wire whisk and the beaters and the splash guard (though I had no idea what is was) and reading the manual. I was so happy and so excited for the baking adventures that would follow. I have made many recipes from you blog and all turned out perfect.


  120. says

    It might have to be a spatula. I love my mixer and other fancy tools, but before I had that, I had a nice spoonula spatula from my parents that I still love. It has helped make many a good batter!

  121. ximyana says

    y not worldwide…….. am frm maldivessss n jus started bakinggg… this giveaway is perrrrrfect!! cant i enter if i pay postage plssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!!

  122. Maria says


    My mom’s Pyrex/Fire King measuring cups from when mom taught me to bake with when I was little and still use today. Also my aunt’s handed-down jadeite mixing bowl with handle/spout. All come from and add love to everything I bake. Lastly, my vintage rubbermaid spoonula. It’s a pre-heat resistance model so it’s good and bendy. Don’t know what I’ll do when it dies. Sorry, couldn’t pick just one!

  123. Anne says

    My favorite baking items are my jadeite nesting mixing bowls. When the biggest one fell off my counter and shattered, I cried!

  124. Marie-Maude Laurence says

    What’s your best-loved baking tool/item?
    That’s a tough one! I bake mainly muffins/cupcakes, and I love my silicon moulds. I have different shapes, and have just purchased Christmas tree, star and gingerbread man shapes for the holiday season! Can’t wait to try them. My children love cookie cutters as I have so many and they get to choose what they want.

  125. Mimi says

    I would have to say, my whisk…
    Mine is the one that came with my hand mixer, so it doesn’t actually have a handle, just a metal stick (so it can be pushed up into the body of the mixer)…
    It’s perfect though…just the right size. I use it all the time.

  126. Emily says

    It’s gotta be a three-way tie between my stand mixer, my Silpat mats, and my 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop. (My OCD side loves taking a tray of perfectly round and equal-sized cookies out of the oven!)

  127. says

    My best loved baking tool strangely is Pintrest. I love trying new recipes and I get so many great ideas from Pintrest, my family thinks I’m so much better at baking than I am because of it!

  128. Deb says

    My favorite baking tool is my Microplane zester for adding great flavors to everything I bake – zesting lemons, limes, nutmeg. . . . . . .

  129. Lori says

    Its tough to decide between my digital scale and my silpats. I’ve had the silpats longer so maybe I would go with them. But IDK… there is always parchment paper!

  130. Nadine says

    My best loved baking tool is my kitchen scale. Can’t live without it! My other must-have is of course my Kitchen Aid mixer. Great contest, Rosie–thanks!

  131. says

    My true best loved baking tool is a sentimental one- a yellow glazed ceramic bowl that belonged to my Grammy. She was my biggest fan and #1 taste tester, and when I use her bowl, I feel like she is back in the kitchen with me. That aside, I’m very attached to my kitchen aid stand mixer as well as my kitchen scale, which absolutely changed my baking forever! Love it!

    Thank you for sharing a collection of your favorites, Rosie- just getting a peak makes me feel like a winner… imagine how happy I’d be if these items were actually my holiday presents this season! A girl can dream :)

  132. Haley Southey says

    My best-loved baking tool is my muffin pan! I use it all of the time! From tiny egg muffins to delicious cupcakes to raspberry muffins!

  133. Danielle says

    I just stumbled on your Facebook page, which I liked, you have some great things here and I’m excited to try them!

  134. says

    In all honestly I love so many of my baking items and find them all indisposable, but I feel like I became a real baker when I started piping my cupcakes with those huge cupcake tips. They made the most beautiful end result which boosted my confidence to try more things.

  135. Laura says

    My favorite baking tool is my rolling pin. It was my grandmother’s and I’m sure that’s why everything turns out so delicious.

  136. KarlaJ says

    Lately, I cannot live without my half-sheet sized parchment paper! It’s so convenient, no trying to rip or cut it to the right size. I use it for everything!

  137. says

    My rubber spatula. I don’t know how I lived before it. I have a favorite red one with a clear handle. I use it for baking anything and everything, and even use it while cooking.

  138. SM says

    I guess the obvious answer is my KitchenAid Mixer…but I also really love fancy cupcake papers! I pick up packages of interesting/beautiful/quirky and holiday themed cupcake papers whenever I see them.

  139. Pam says

    My crock pot! With being a full time student and taking care of our house hold making a hot dinner every night is almost impossible due to late classes. So a couple of times a week I break out the crock pot for a tasty supper. I have also figured our how to roast chickens and make bread in it!

  140. Jayne Hoque says

    Hi Rosie, My favorite tool would have to be my Kitchenaid. It was given to me as a wedding gift almost 15 years ago and it’s still going strong. Making all of your fabulous recipes would not have been possible without it!

  141. Stephanie says