10 Essential Baking Tools you can buy Online for Cake Recipes in February 2017

A list of 10 baking essentials if you are starting to bake or looking to enhance your toolkit. All listed tools can be bought online in India through Amazon.

Baking is a very specialized stream of culinary art and needs a very special set of tool to get the results and job done. Thanks to online shopping, now such tools can be bought almost anywhere in India.

Here we are listing some of the Best Selling essentials if you are starting to bake or looking to enhance your toolkit.

  • Baking & Cooking Parchment Paper 

    Starting the list with small but essential part. Use this highly glazed paper to avoid sticking, using less oil, easy cleaning and cutting cost. This one by Oddy is sold on Amazon for Rs.199 only.

    Besides baking this one would make your life easier in kitchen as well.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

You need to be sure about the amount of ingredients you put in your mix, and for that a set of measuring Cups & Spoons become essential part of the mix. This 8 piece Silicone Measuring Cup Spoon set by Bulfyss makes to our list because it collapsible, gives you lot of measuring flexibility and looks super cute too. Get it shipped to anywhere in India for Rs.365 by Amazon.

Easy to store, flexible measuring options
  • Hand Mixer

    When it comes to baking, a hand-mixer is a better investment if you are just getting into baking or if you are an experienced baker then this is a must have tool. You will need for all types of mixing. Two makes of hand mixers deserve a mention here – Philips for Rs. 1891 and if you are looking for something more professional or sexy then KitchenAid Hand Mixer for Rs. 4,490 has potential of being your best friend for a long time.

premium and professional hand blender by Kitchen Aid
Philip Hand-mixer from their Daily collection.
  • Oven Thermometer

    As good as your oven is, there would always be a major discrepancy in the temperature it shows and actual temperature inside. An easy solution are Oven Thermometers available at super cheap prices on Amazon. We look at several products, and this generic one is the Best Seller for a reason. Get it for Rs.275.

    Generic Oven Thermometer
  • Kitchen Scale

    Now this one is SUPER useful not only in baking but in so many other things. But you will definitely need one for baking to follow the recipe or standardize your own.  Besides that it is so useful in day-to-day cooking specially if you are particular about your diet, portions or food wastage in general. Though there are cheaper digital scales available, however we picked this one for our list just because it looks so cool, and of-course has good feedback and reviews. Get Health Sense Chef-Mate Digital Kitchen Scale for Rs.999.

This device is much smaller than what it appears to be in picture.
  • Cookie Cutters or Mould

Imagine the THOUSAND things  you can do with this set of 12 moulds or cutters. And not only in baking but to make mathis, barfis, brownies, eggs, Tikkis, Kebabs and so many other things. This 12 piece stainless steel last you a lifetime. Going for Rs. 187 on Amazon.

multipurpose Moulds and cutters made of steel
  • Cake Pans for Baking

You will find several versions of moulds and pans to give shape to your baking, however if you are a stickler for perfection, then go for these Pushpans sold on Amazon. You just make the cake in the pan and then push it from bottom, the cake comes out with the base. There are some basic round moulds also available, however go for these if you can afford them. Available in three sizes : 20 cm, 23 cm, and 26 cm.

We love this one, if looking for cheaper options do check non-designer and basic versions.
  • Spatulas and Brushes

    As experienced bakers would say, you cannot have enough Spatulas if you are serious about your baking. Avoid the cheap ones and invest in a good single piece set for long term needs. Here is a set of 3 for Rs. 770 we found on amazon for you.

Spatula, Brush and Scraper
  • Palette Knife for Icing and Decoration

Basic tool in arsenal of every cake makers, you must have atleast one of these if you are even slightly serious about your art. Its a simple knife which is slightly bent and is a standard design used by bakers all around. You can pick this one on Amazon for under Rs.200.

Bent knife for cake decoration

 

  • Icing Bag with Different Nozzles

To give icing the shape you want. Comes with a set of nozzles with different designs, if you get bored of the ones that already come with this set, you can buy other types of nozzles as well. This one is going for under Rs.300 on amazon.

Icing bag with nozzlers
  • Turntable to Ice and Decorate the cake.

    While doing intricate decorations either you need to move around the cake or make the cake move around you. Choice is yours. Get it? Never-mind. Checkout this revolving cake stand on amazon, hopefully would make your life easier.

Thanks for reading, hope this post was helpful. Do let us know which one you ended by buying in the comments.

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This South Delhi bakery, has to be amongst the finest in Town

#FEDGiveaway : Bliss bakery is an example where passion meets profession – the result of which is very evident in the kind of Food that they are serving.

Bliss Bakery is located in GK 1, just around the corner from M Block market. It has been started by fellow Foodiye – Mahak Malik – and I think she has cracked in terms of taste. Mahak apart from being a professional baker who has worked with some reputed brands in the country, is extremely passionate about her skill and this is quiet evident in every part of this cute little bakery.

They serve some sinful ice creams, quick bites, delicious coffees apart from cakes, cookies & other baked goodies. We sampled some of the goodies and were bowled by the quality of chocolate  – both white & dark, coffee, cream & other ingredients that had gone into making these scrumptious sweet nothings. The hand made cookies, breads and cakes are made without any preservatives & improvers and are worth every calorie. For fellow foodiye, readers & followers to be able to sample the goodies – we are giving away 10 Food Vouchers worth Rs.1000 each which can be availed at the bakery. Do take part in the giveaway at the end this post.

A special mention for the White Chocolate & Coffee Dome – this one is hard to tell from outside, however is rich in flavors on the inside. One bite into it and the fist feeling was that it could beat the finest Tiramisu available around town. Also the chocolate used in their Double Chocolate Whammy Cake, the Dome as well as the cookies tasted like artisan chocolate – reminded me of the finest chocolates I have ever had. MUST TRY! 😀

Address : M – 2, Greater Kailash Market,Greater Kailash (GK) 1, New Delhi

Phone : 011 49070220

Brownie with with a shot of espresso coffee - very moist and kick-ass strong.
Brownie with with a shot of espresso coffee – very moist and kick-ass strong.
This is fine art - White Chocolate Coffee Dome - the cannot begin to describe the pleasure this was.
This is fine art – White Chocolate Coffee Dome – cannot begin to describe the pleasure this was.
Southern Red Velvet cake with white chocolate frosting and glaze.
Southern Red Velvet cake with white chocolate frosting and glaze.
Mangolicious Pastry - this was juicy and melt in mouth good.
Mangolicious Pastry – this was juicy and melt in mouth good.
Honey & Oats Cookies - handmade cookies - quite good considering they consist 'Oats'.
Honey & Oats Cookies – handmade cookies – quite good considering they consist ‘Oats’.
Whole Wheat Bread without Improvers & preservatives
Whole Wheat Bread without Improvers & preservatives
Chocolate & Almond cookies - loved the texture - not so sweet and Eggless.
Chocolate & Almond cookies – loved the texture – not so sweet and Egg-less.

Some pictures from the bakery

Their Website : www.blissbakery.in

FED Giveaway : Food Vouchers for Followers & Readers – We are giving away 10 vouchers – worth Rs.1000 each – which you can redeem for their Coffee, Ice-cream, Cake, Cookies of other goodies that they make.

Steps :

  1. Share your name and email address in the section below.
  2. Share your unique link with friends to earn referrals. You can see below how many entries you have earned.
  3. Follow them on Instagram : @mahak_bliss_bakery

also read : HOW DOES FED GIVEAWAY WORK?

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also read : HOW DOES FED GIVEAWAY WORK?

an evening in DLF Place, Saket

 Last night Ashish, Sakshi and me planned to visit Hard Rock Cafe to hear ‘Musafir’ play. However Sakshi did not want to eat at HRC and she was insistent on trying the food court at 2nd floor of DLF Place. And being the polite and courteous gentleman that I am, I obliged the lady (Ashish had no choice in the matter you see, he is married to her :D) and we were at the Food Court deciding on what to eat.
As stated earlier, I am not a fan of mall food, and have never appreciated it, unless of course it is a known outlet running a branch there. On the contrary, this court hardly has any brands, and whatever is recognizable is far from exciting (McDonald, Subway and Haldiram’s). So we went adventurous and shortlisted three different outlets from where we wanted to order. First was this ‘American’ joint, the person at helm of things there was quite convincing and we thought of giving a shot to their veg. combo and one of the Joes, something which was an omelette with stuffing. Next was Paneer Shashlik sizzler from Kobe’s Sizzler, and finally some Mid-eastern / Israeli food from a joint called Zaitoon.

assembly line Lasagna at the ‘American’ joint..
The time taken to serve and other service of all three joints was satisfactory; I wish I could have said the same about food. The veg. combo turned out quite sad, contained one sliver of a slice of garlic bread, lasagna, mashed potato and baked beans, along with some vegetables. Let us say, it was uninspired food at its best, with baked beans, which were probably packaged, being the best item of the lot. However the second item, called the ‘Joe’, with Black Olives, Mushroom and cheese was quite good, however there is only so much you can do wrong with an omelette.

Vegetarian Combo
Paneer Shashlik Sizzler from Kobe’s
Next up was the sizzler, which did not look appetizing to start with, and did not betray its looks as well. We ate it, because we put our money in it, we were hungry and it was just, mind you just edible. Now we came to food we ordered from Zaitoon, for those who are not aware, it is Hindi for Olive.  We ordered two items, one was Paneer Baghdadi Tikka with pita, and other was Falafel with Humus and Pita. And those two dishes were the saving grace of the evening. I have got limited experience of eating humus and falafel, and mostly in backpacker areas, so I am no authority to judge its authenticity, however whatever we had was fantastic, and I am definitely going back there for more. Paneer Tikka was marinated unlike anything else I have tasted before, and went very well with pita. The pricing was very decent, and portion sizes were VFM.

Baghdadi Paneer Tikka, with Pita
Falafel with Humus
Now it was time for dessert and having been lamented by Sakshi and Ashish previous night for not having visited The Big Chill Café till date, I decided to make amends. And while we settled and were looking at the menu, I was amazed to find Banoffee pie on it, as before this, I had only heard about and had it in my travels specifically in backpacker trail (Leh, Manali, Goa, Pushkar etc.). The second thing we ordered and I cannot thank Sakshi enough for it, was Double Chocolate Decadence Cake, which is her favorite dessert and now mine as well, at least favorite chocolate flavor.

Banoffee Pie @ The Big Chill Cafe
Double Chocolate Decadence Cake

 Oh, and what happened to the band playing at Hard Rock Café, well they had a cover charge of Rs.500 per person, and all three of us being non-drinkers and our bellies full of food, decided to give it a miss and went to our favorite open air lounging area of Mocha. A Paan Hookah (Sheesha) and some white tea from north eastern part of India facilitated further conversation.

Chilling out at Mocha

PS : All the pictures used in this post have been shot using my phone camera, kindly pardon the poor quality.