2015 Favorite Baking Things Giveaway

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Join me in celebrating YOU with my 2015 Favorite Baking Things Giveaway. My favorite things including baking tools, cookbooks and a few appliances along the way!


This time of year, it is especially important that I thank YOU for sticking with me through another year of my sugar crazed madness! Can you believe it’s been 3 years already? This has been a bit of a tough year for me. Outside of my regular full-time job and this blog, I’ve been writing a cookbook! Well my cookbook is due is just about a month. It will be available next summer! I tried to take a little break from my blog to focus on my book, but it was hard to stay away! I love this little corner of the internet that I have carved out for myself. Now take a look through here and see if anything interests you! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end! 

You’ll need these for my cookbook!
cookbook tools

9 inch Tart Pan |9-inch Spring Form Pan |
Mini 4.75 Inch Tart Pan Set of 6

9-inch Tart Pan- I have a whole section in my cook with tarts. This 9-inch tart pan doubles is also perfect for tarts whether they are frozen, baked no not-baked.

9-inch Springform Pan- I have a few of these in rotation in my pantry. I made quite a few no-bake cheesecakes for my book, but this is also great for pies, so you can just peel away the edges of the pan and you are left with a beautiful crust! You will also need one of these if you are baking a cheesecake!

Mini Tart Pans- I made a few single-serving size desserts in these mini tart pans, because dessert is no always meant to be shared!

A few of my favorite baking tools!

These tools are lifesavers in the Kitchen!

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OXO Nesting Measuring Beaker Set | OXO Medium Cookie Scoop | OXO Measuring Cup Set

OXO Nesting Measuring Beaker Set– I included these in my giveaway! It helps out a ton when I run out of measuring cups!

OXO Medium Cookie Scoop- I use these for ALL my cookies! I also have a large scoop that I use for all my cupcakes so they bake up evenly. The winner will get a cookie scoop and a cookie spatula!

OXO Measuring Cups- I love these because they snap together so easily. It is easy to use them and wash them as you need them!

These are some of my most used items!

kitchen tools
Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat |Digital Kitchen ScaleWilton Angled Icing Spatula

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat- This is a must-have item. I use this for everything! Baking cookies making chocolate, any brownies or bars. I have them in multiple sizes to fit my different pans.

Digital Kitchen Scale– I measure out all my dry ingredients for my baked goods. This kitchen scale is lightweight and compact.

Wilton Angled Icing Spatula- I have at least three of these in different shapes and sizes. I use it for everything! It’s great to spread frosting and toppings because it creates an even surface and you don’t drag your hand!

My baked goods are only as good as my pans!

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Calphalon Mini Muffin Pan | Calphalon Brownie Pan | Wilton Recipe Right 12-Cup Cupcake Pan

Calphalon Mini Muffin Pan: This is the secret to all my cookie cups! It is deeper than a standard mini muffin pan and the sides are more straight up.

Calphalon Brownie Pan: I have 4 of these pans and use them for everything! They fit so nicely in my fridge! I use them for bars because it is easier to get them out of the pan since the side walls are lower.

Wilton Recipe Right 12-Cup Cupcake Pan: I used to be a dark-non stick type of baker, until I tried these! My cupcakes bake up so evenly and beautiful! The winner will get 2 of these amazing pans!

What would I do without small appliances?

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Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer | KitchenAid Hand Mixer | KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker

Ninja Coffee Bar- I recently had a chance to check this out at BlogHer Food Chicago. Holy cow! I need this for Christmas!

KitchenAid Hand Mixer- I have two different sized stand mixers, but time and time again, I love using my hand mixer when I don’t feel like lugging out my big ones.

Kitchen Aid Ice Cream Maker- As soon as summer hits, I keep my ice cream maker in the freezer at all times for last-minute ice cream cravings!

I love my Wilton products

I was so thrilled to be a part of the Wilton Treat Team this year. I have 10 different recipes, tricks and tips I have shared with you throughout the year. It’s only fitting I share a few of my favorite Wilton products.

Wilton collageWilton Treatology Flavor System | Wilton Color Right System | Wilton ColorSwirl 3 Color Coupler

Wilton Treatology Flavor System– The lucky winner will get a Treatology package! There are so many great flavors in here! My favorite is the crisp champagne and the graham cracker flavor!

Wilton Color Right System- This color system is amazing! There are so many color combinations you can make, and they helpful guide tells you how to make the same color every time!

Wilton ColorSwirl 3 Color Coupler- Have you ever seen the pretty colored swirled frosting? This coupler makes it SO easy!

A few of my friends wrote cookbooks this year!

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Grandbaby Cakes | Brownies, Blondies, and Bars|  Dessert Mashups | Dessert For Two

Grandbaby Cakes: my girl Jocelyn has a gorgeous vintage inspired book of cakes. You can see I made here Mini Neapolitan Bundts earlier this summer, and you will find a copy of this cookbook in my giveaway!

Brownie, Blondies and Bars: Stephanie’s book is on my Christmas list! It has over 50 mouth-watering recipes for all types of well, brownies, blondies and bars!

Dessert Mashups: Dorothy hit it out of the park with this one! My favorite type of dessert. Tasty Two-in-One Treats Including Sconuts, S’morescake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie and Many More

Dessert For Two: I’ve been a long time fan of Christina’s blog, and I immediately purchased this small batch baking dessert book. It has: Small Batch Cookies, Brownies, Pies, and Cakes

Dinner cookbooks_collage

Express Lane Cooking | 100 Rotisserie Chicken Recipes  | Sandwiched |

Express Lane Cooking: Oh my gosh, I can;t say enough about this book by Shawn from I Wash You Dry. It’s 80 Quick-Shop Meals Using 5 Ingredients. We make the Orange Chicken on the regular.

100 Creative Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken in Everyday Meals: The title says it all. Trish’s book just came out and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. We eat a LOT of chicken!

Sandwiched: Grill ‘Em, Toast ‘Em, Stuff ‘Em, Eat ‘Em. Tanya’s book  puts my everyday sandwich to shame.

You might also like:

25 Gifts for Bakers under $25

Tools for decorating the perfect cupcake

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So what do I win?

The winner will get a box that includes:

Grandbaby Cakes cookbook, Wilton Recipe Right Cupcake Pans, Offset spatula, OXO nesting measuring cups, OXO cookie scoop and spatula, Wilton Treatology flavoring system, Baker’s apron, and a few fun and surprise treats!

Disclaimer: Giveaway is open to legal US residents only age 18 and older. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. FAVORITE  BAKING THINGS GIVEAWAY is going to run November 28th at 7am EST and closes December 4th 11:59 PM EST. No purchase necessary to win. An elibigle winner will chosen at random and will be notified (via the email used to enter this content) within 48 hours of the closing of the giveaway. The winner will have 48 hours from the time of notification to claim their prize. If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. The cycle will continue until an eligible winner has claimed their prize. Prize total estimated approximately $100. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated withe Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest. 

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160 Responses
  1. Wehaf

    Like so many others, my favorite baking item is my stand mixer. Mine was handed down to me – it’s over 40 years old and still going strong!

  2. Angela Saver

    My favorite baking item is my Escali Digital Kitchen Scale! I weigh all of my ingredients when I bake, & it is so much easier, especially with things like peanut butter!

  3. susan rees

    My favorite baking items are the 2 cookie sheets my Mom gave me when I moved out. They are the ones we used when I was growing up. We baked our Christmas and Hanukkah cookies on them and I have such great memories of using them every year. They are well used and loved!

  4. Tina W

    It would be hard for me to pick between my Kitchen Aid and my Silpats. I’ve had them both for a LONG time and they are dependable workhorses.

  5. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    THANK YOU so so much my friend for including my book in your fave things giveaway! I am so thankful for a friend like you!

  6. Julie

    As far as stuff I have, I guess I’d say my cookie sheet. It’s basic but important when baking. As far as stuff I don’t have, I think the Cookie Scoop looks really nice. I always second guess my cookie sizes, so having one of those would be awesome!

  7. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    What a fun list of favorite things! I can’t wait until your book is released to use all of these fun baking tools. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Anne

    For me, part of the enjoyment of baking is the feel of good tools in my hands, whether it be a nice spatula, the perfect pan for the job, a well-weighted hand mixer, clearly marked measuring cups, or a beautiful mixing bowl. But my absolute favorite baking tool is my dear mother’s rolling pin. The handles are long gone, but the pin is still full of life and is a wonderful reminder of my mom in her kitchen. I just love using it!

  9. Niki

    So many things on your list that I love too. Can’t leave without that exact scale and used Grandbsby Cakes book to make thanksgiving dessert. Love the nesting beaker set!

  10. Jeannette Melton

    Baking for the holidays always holds such wonderful memories… the sounds, the smells, the laughter. My favorite tool at this time of year – my KitchenAid Mixer!

  11. Tiffany @ A Kitchen Fable

    Favorite Baking Item? Probably my spatula. Since I don’t have a Kitchenaid Mixer, Vitamix blender, or Silpat 🙁 Those items are going on my christmas list for sure.

  12. Debbie Caraballo

    I love my KitchenAid stand mixer (And my hand mixer too!), and can no longer bake without parchment paper! Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Denise

    I love your site.
    So many great recipes!
    I love to bake for the local fire department and for family and friends.
    I would love to win any of those items.
    Thank you so much for the chance.

  14. Whitney

    My favorite baking thing is my kitchenaid mixer, second only to parchment paper to line things. I would love to try slipmats, but just haven’t gotten around to it.

  15. Lisa

    My favorite baking item is my grandmother’s vintage Pyrex mixing bowls! They bring me back to my younger years baking cookies in her kitchen!

  16. Teresa

    I love to bake all kind of goodies, especially at Christmas!! Winning all those goodies would be a really big help for me! I would be able to measure every thing out, make all those wonderful goodies from your cookbook and I would have even amounts of cookie dough with the cookie scoop!
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!
    Hope you had a Blessed Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Teresa

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