My Favorite Baking Tools (Giveaway!)

**Congrats to Sarah for winning this giveaway! I’ll be in touch with you shortly to obtain your shipping information**

Noticed something different on here? The Tasty Bite got a facelift!

If you have stopped by here in the past few days, you must have noticed that the design looked different probably every time you loaded the page.  I was ready for something different but couldn’t figure out a solution after testing a couple of different themes.  The site crashed twice after I attempted at some CSS coding; the instructions specifically said “DO NOT touch the function file or else your site might crash.”  I think there was a big stop sign too.  Guess what I did?  Well, I had to learn it the hard way.  It’s like telling a child not to touch something and he does it anyway.

Several heart attacks and headaches later, I’ve settled on this one.  Do you like it?  I’m still trying to fix some bugs, especially the recipe plugin at the end of the post, which seems to only show the title of the recipe.  You can see the entire recipe if you click the “Print” button (it should prompt the full-screen recipe), but I promise I’ll get that fixed very soon!

In the meantime, a giveaway, as promised!  My friend, who wants to learn how to bake, has asked me what basic, essential kitchen tools she should get to make cookies, muffins, and pies.  While I was putting together a list for her, I was thinking that it would be a great idea to giveaway a set of my favorite kitchen tools too!

Here are my picks:

OXO Good Grips Batter Bowl

OXO Good Grips Batter Bowl

A good mixing bowl is a must, and this one has a spout to make it easily pourable.  There are also red measurement markings (inside), so that you can gauge how much batter you have used (or remaining).

OXO Good Grips Medium Silicone Spoon Spatula

OXO Good Grips Silicone Spoon Spatula

I received a set of silicone spatulas from OXO, which was a brand partner of the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I can’t tell you how much I love them!  With the silicone spatula, you don’t have to worry about stirring hot liquids with it (and melting it).

OXO Good Grips 11″ Whisk

OXO Good Grips Whisk

A sturdy whisk is important for making cake batters and cream sauces, especially when you will be whisking for quite some time.  This one has a rubber handle so that it won’t slip out of your hand.

OXO Good Grips 1″ Pastry Brush

OXO Good Grips Whisk

Some people prefer silicone brushes, but I just love the bristle brushes.  I think they hold liquids better than silicone brushes, and are essential for applying egg wash, melted butter, and glazes (like these French fruit tarts).

To receive a set of the above, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.  Good luck!

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  1. Sarah says

    I’d love to see more of How-to’s post and What I Ate Wednesday. Always curious to know what food bloggers eat :P

  2. says

    I love posts about what kitchen tools other bloggers use in their kitchen :)

    Also,I found your blog earlier in the week, and have been meaning to try your falafel recipe- looks great!

  3. Margot C says

    I like “how to” posts with step by step pictures; just assume that I am an idiot (though I’m not!) and sometimes I see something and just say, “Ah ha! that’s what she does!”

  4. Michelle says

    I like Meatless Mondays as our family has been trying to go “meat lite” for health reasons! Thanks for this giveaway :)

  5. susitravl says

    I take a dessert to my friends for Sunday dinner every week, so I’m always looking for something new and different.

  6. says

    Thanks for the twitter follow! I use ziplist plug in for the recipes and love it! And been there done that on trying to learn new coding especially when food blogging is your 2nd job :)

  7. brenda beitzel says

    I would like more low calorie desserts. Love the give away with these tools I should be able to mix up something great!!

  8. Karrie Millheim says

    I can never have enough recipes and product reviews my vote is for that..btw I love that whisk up there!!!

  9. Amanda Roberts says

    I like blog post about product reviews, specifically kitchen tools. There are so many products out there and it’s nice to have an opinion about them before dishing out the money!

  10. laura588 says

    I love the how tos. I am not the best cook so any tips on how to cook is something I always enjoy and use!
    Laurie Emerson

  11. Tamar says

    I like how-tos and have been doing this healthier food intake project – whole grains. I’d like to see more of those types of recipes.

  12. Jennifer says

    I would love to see some tutorials on how to cook with the ingredients you have on hand. While I love baking, I’m not very good at cooking. What can I use all the spices in my kitchen for?

  13. Crystal says

    Wow! I just discovered your site, it looks really neat-o! I think I’m gonna spend the next few hours checkin out all your recipes! And I can really use those kitchen tools….

  14. says

    I have only recently stumbled on your blog. I like reviews because it tells me more than reading an item description from the company. We are recently giving meatless a try so I enjoy meatless Monday.


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