Cake making tools
Whether you are just starting out baking cakes, or an experienced cook, you will need to make sure you have the specialized cake baking tools the task requires. If you have an otherwise well equipped kitchen, but typically don't bake, you likely will not have the equipment you need. Baking adds another dimension to your cooking skills, and is especially useful for special occasions.
You may want to consider cake pans with nonstick coatings as your choice of cake baking tools. Nonstick coatings will make for cake pans that easily release the cake and clean up rather simply also. You will thus be able to remove the cake from the cake pan without spoiling the top.
Another innovative type of cake pans has removable bottoms. This makes getting the cake out of the pan a lot easier. Like all cake pans, these cake baking tools are available in a variety of sizes and shapes. You should have a few basic sizes of cake pans you will need 8 inch and 9 inch cake pans in your collection of cake baking tools, as well as an 8 x 8 x 2 inch baking dish.
You will also want a selection of other cake baking tools, including a hand held mixer; at least two wire cake racks, and toothpicks for testing to see if your cake is done. Additionally, you will need a kitchen scale, parchment paper and a kitchen timer. Once you have the proper equipment, you will be well on your way to achieving your cake baking goals.