12 Adorable Tools You Need For Small Batch Baking

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Small batch baking has become a popular way to indulge — and it allows you to create your favorite baked goodies without the guilt of having a few dozen cookies in your house! Baking can be enjoyable as a stress reliever or creative outlet, but you don't always want a large cake or big batch of brownies, for instance. Sometimes you just want one freshly baked, ooey gooey cookie. 

Small batch baking is also a fabulous way to enjoy your favorite baked goods after a crummy day. And it's great for creating tasty, tiny, and perfectly proportioned gifts for a friend, coworker, or your favorite delivery person. But let's face it, you don't need a reason — because small batch baking can be just pure joy!

Since we eat with our eyes first, the baking process should also be a sumptuous visual treat. We have collected a list of adorable small batch baking tools that is a feast for your eyes and easy on your wallet. Every item on our list is a multi-tasker, meaning you get more bang for your buck. When making small bakes for small bucks, everyone wins!

Convection oven

If you didn't have an Easy-Bake Oven when you were a kid, odds are good you wanted one. While there are adults still using their Easy-Bake Oven, the SIMOE 7 in 1 Convection Oven is an adorable more mature version. The SIMOE 7 in 1 Convection Oven is the perfect multitasker for more than small batch baking though. This sweet little oven has seven presets including Bake, Air Fryer, Toaster, Roast and Cookies. Yup, "Cookies" is a preset! If you need to fine tune your bakes, the SIMOE oven also has temperature settings from 250 degrees Fahrenheit to 450 degrees Fahrenheit so you can choose your own temperature.

While the SIMOE oven has a small footprint on your counter, it still has a 19 quart capacity. That means it's big enough to air fry 3 pounds of wings, roast a 4 pound chicken, or bake a 12-inch pizza. There is also a built in timer and comes with a wire rack, fry basket and recipe book.

The teal color gives this adorable appliance retro stylings and brings a smile to your face while making your taste buds happy. The SIMOE 7 in 1 Convection Oven is perfect for apartment dwellers, as a gift for newlyweds, or to reduce the heat in your kitchen produced by a full-sized stove. For only $139, this mini oven is also easy on your budget, leaving more money to buy wings or do more baking!

Sparkle syrup

While technically not a tool, we would argue RUNAMOK's Sparkle Syrup is useful in your pantry. These sparkly syrups will make your small batch bakes adorable! RUNAMOK's line of sparkling syrups and drink tonic lets you add some glitz to your baked goods or beverages. There's even a Star-Spangled version just in time for Independence Day. Now your pancakes can shimmer like fireworks! With this shiny syrup, more than just your pancakes will look like fairies dancing across them.

If you're not into pancakes, how about adding shimmer to your French toast? Since we promised everything on this list is a multitasker, RUNAMOK's Sparkle Syrup can be used for more than you think! Add some glitz in unexpected places like bacon! For some adult fun, your favorite (or new favorite) cocktails can also benefit from a shot of maple syrup. You can even give your favorite mojito a maple twist!

RUNAMOK's Sparkle Syrup is Pure Vermont Maple Syrup infused with pearlescent mica to make it shimmery. The mica adds no flavor, but is edible glimmer. According to RUNAMOK, their "pearlescent mica is ethically sourced from North America and is certified food safe for consumption by the FDA." Not only is this maple syrup gorgeous, but also good for you! Maple syrup has been found to contain 54 beneficial compounds, including compounds that help manage Type 2 diabetes. Mary Poppins wasn't kidding when she sang about the benefits of a "spoonful of sugar."

Hedgehog kitchen timer

Don't hedge your bets! Use this sweet little Kitchen Timer Hedgehog to help you monitor your bake times. This wee hedgie is small so you can take it with you around the house without fear of letting your cookies over bake. If you're not into hedgehogs, Kikkerland also has an adorable kitty, ladybug, or turkey as well as a few other options. No matter which timer you choose, any of these cuties will bring a smile to your face.

Not only will this hedgehog monitor the time of your small batch goodies, you can use it to be more productive. This little critter will keep you company while you work using the Pomodoro Technique. The bold numbers set in five-minute increments around the timer's base will help you stay on track for up to an hour at a time. You could go with the old classic tomato timer but we think Kikkerland's hedgehog is too adorable to say no to with its wee face. Don't let time get away from you while baking in the kitchen, grab one of these adorable timers! 

Dog measuring cups

These measuring cups are so doggone cute you'll never be too dog tired to bake again! You'd be barking mad to not want these adorable measuring cups to help you whip up some delicious treats. If you're not a dog lover, One Hundred 80 Degrees also sells cute kitty measuring cups. Both sets are stackable, glazed and hand-painted ceramic and are almost too cute to bake with. Each set includes four bowls: 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup. The cats have their measurements printed on each little tail, making it easy to stack them and see their measurements. The dogs' measurements are brightly printed in black on a white interior.

Both sets would be perfect to use not only for measuring, but as adorable knick-knack storage. You could also use the cups to plant small succulents or herbs for your bakes. These measuring cups are so sweet, they make a "paws"itively perfect addition to your charcuterie board. Enlist these cuties to hold smaller items like nuts, olives or homemade pet treats!

Baking set

If you're interested in baking but don't know where to start, this baking set is a perfect purchase. Even if you already have baking tools, this package can make a great addition to supplement your current tools. The collection truly has everything you need except the kitchen sink!

The set includes three non-stick pans: an 8 inch cake pan and 10 inch loaf pan. There is a 9 inch pizza pan so you can make your own fresh, warm and gooey pizza rolls. You also get a seven speed electric hand mixer, a scale that weighs grams, ounces or pounds, and an oven mitt. There are cute pink cupcake papers so you can whip up a batch of beautiful red velvet cupcakes. Not into cupcakes? You can make a slightly healthier muffin option — we all know muffins are just cupcakes without frosting right?

The McK Cake Baking Set is perfect to not only help you bake cakes but to decorate your goodies too! Ten piping bags, pastry paper, and six piping tips will help you decorate loads of cupcakes! There's also an adorable pink egg separator, rubber scraper and silicone brush to make your small batch bakes glossy with a simple egg wash. And did we mention there's aluminum foil in this kit? We aren't kidding when we say this collection is complete for almost any baker!

Mini cupcake maker

Don't let this mini cupcake maker's vivid pink exterior fool you into thinking this cutie is only for sweets. With this little cupcake maker, you can whip up bite-sized cupcakes with or without cupcake liners – or you can make muffins. You can even bake mini, healthy egg white frittatas for that grab and go breakfast. The mini cupcake maker can even cook dinner or hors d'oeuvres! With a bake time of under 10 minutes, you can make small batches of delectable treats in only a fraction of the time compared to standard cupcakes. You also don't have to heat up your kitchen using the oven.

This mini cupcake maker bakes seven cupcakes or muffins at once. That means you can bake small batches of corn dog muffins, blueberry muffins with sausage, or taco cups in minutes! You can also whip up mini cheeseburger pies or adorable, bite-sized ham and cheese swirls.

The Brentwood mini cupcake maker has 750 watts with non-stick plates. The plates are not removable, but the aluminum non-stick surface makes for easy clean-up with a few wipes. With only heat setting, your bakes can be fool-proof! The cupcake maker also has cool-touch handles and can store upright when not in use.

Cat and bear baking pan

If you're unfamiliar with the adorable Japanese style baking called "Kawaii," this pan set is a terrific place to start! If you're unfamiliar with Kawaii, the word is Japanese for the culture of cuteness, or simply "cute." Fans of Japanese anime, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, or Ghibli Studios beloved characters like Totoro or, our favorite, soot sprites are all part of the Kawaii aesthetic. With this adorable pan set, you can bake your own delectable Riakkuma bear. Create your own customized cats, bears, dogs or whatever your imagination can come up with!

You don't have to use these pans for baking only — they also work well as molds to create adorable sushi animals. Using sakura denbu colored rice piggies, hearts or Japanese cherry blossoms is beyond cute!

The pans are all dishwasher safe, while a non-stick surface lets you bake six sweet little creations in one batch. You can choose cats, bears or circles and create to your heart's content. The sliding cover keeps each mold from puffing, allowing the cute faces to lie flat after baking.

Hand pie molds

Most of us are familiar with Hot Pockets, but hand pies have a long and tasty international history. The perfect on-the-go snack, dessert and general treat, hand pies are an adorable and highly customizable goodie. These three different pie molds from Williams Sonoma can create an endless variety of empanadas, Israeli bourekas, Bolivian salteñas. Try the deliciously double sided Cornish pasties that have a lunch and dessert all in one tasty pastry pocket! The sky — or should we say pie — is the limit with these adorable molds! Let your imagination run wild. Bake your own Farmer Cheese Pie, Roast Squash Hand Pie, or for dessert, fry a few apple hand pies.

The three molds are made from BPA free plastic — and they are hand wash only. The molds are all freezer safe. Press in your favorite rolled pre-made or handmade dough into both sides of the mold, fill with your favorite filling, close and press the mold together — remove your newly pressed pie, and bake! Depending on which mold you use, you now have no fuss, no muss lattice tops and crimped edges.

Rolling pins

Not only will these embossed rolling pins make adorable baked goodies, they are gorgeous enough to display when not in use. Each rolling pin is 100% food safe, BPA free solid beech wood, and weighs approximately 10 ounces. Each one is made by hand — these rolling pins are truly a beautiful and unique gift.

There are several patterns to choose from, including floral and winter themes, paw prints and musical notes. You can emboss not only shortbread or gingerbread cookies, but many other types of cookies lend themselves to being patterned. Springerle cookies, thought to originate in German-speaking areas of Europe, is the perfect cookie for a Christmas or winter themed rolling pin. Clay or other art mediums such as handmade pressed paper can also be embossed. Impress your family or guests with a batch of pressed pasta like corzetti. The ideas are only as limited as your creativity!

Mini silicone and bamboo utensils

Whether you call it a spatula or scraper, World Market's mini silicone and bamboo utensil set has you covered. The set includes World Market's spatula, a half spatula scraper-style spatula-spoon and 'hybrid 'spoonula.' All four tools will help you get almost every bit of batter.

Each set is made from heat resistant silicone with bamboo handles — note, these are hand-wash only after you've licked them clean! We're not judging, we do it too! Each utensil has a convenient hanging loop. They are all so adorable, you'll want to leave them on display. Each spatula's bright colors will delight you as you fold, scrape, mix, or spread your baking batter or frosting. Not only are these four spatula/scrapers super colorful and cute, they are also perfect multi-taskers.

And the utensils aren't just for baking — you can whip up the perfect scrambled eggs too. Scrape almost every bit of mayo, jelly, or peanut butter from the jar with your adorable little spoonula. While each tool is small, they are perfect for even larger mixing — so grab this little utensil set, get to work, and get to scraping that bowl clean!

Printed kitchen knife

You may not think "knife" and "adorable" belong together but these printed kitchen knives are! With these adorable knives, you'll definitely want to practice your knife skills. While you may not think of a knife as an item for baking, you do need one to slice strawberries for tiny strawberry shortcakes. Divide your batter for sweet or savory scones, or cut up lemons to make gooey lemon cookies.

Each pattern is sold separately, but for under $24 you can get all four prints. With four designs to choose from, these knives will bring a smile to your face while you dice, slice, mince, chop, or smash some garlic. The designs are all so adorable, you may want to display them on your knife bar. Every blade is made from stainless steel with polypropylene and thermoplastic rubber handles. Each knife measures 2.4 inches wide by 11.6 inches long.

Oven mitt and apron

While the main point of aprons is to keep your clothes clean, you don't need to be a "Whisk Taker!" Having a good apron and oven mitts is essential for any cook, chef, or home baker. These adorable, yet slightly naughty oven mitts and aprons have you covered.

If Whisk Taker isn't your vibe, no worries! There's a variety of prints to choose from. Express both your sweet and salty sides while keeping your hands and clothing safe during your baking or grilling endeavors. Aprons were considered passé after the "perfect housewife" ideology of the 1950s — but these aprons won't leave you feeling like the mom from "Leave it to Beaver." In fact, these aprons and mitts might cause some people to clutch their pearls with the retro, cheeky designs.

Crazy Dog T-Shirts is a small business, creating and printing all their designs in house. After printing, each product is cured using high heat. This process protects against fading and flaking. And take it from us, the only thing flaky in your kitchen should be your croissants or biscuits!