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Let's make a cake: Kitchen essentials for baking

Sheila Byers Sheila Byers
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It is simply a fact that everyone loves baked goods, and nothing is better than home-made sweets, but baking is an involved activity, and it can be hard to know how to get set up for this hobby. Today on homify, we give you a number of tips and suggestions for turning your kitchen into a perfect place to bake. 

Get organized!

​As any chef knows, organization is often the secret to good cooking.  It is imperative that every ingredient and each dish has its own storage place in the kitchen. Knowing where everything is will allow you to find quickly that little dash of cinnamon or extra bit of orange peel that you've suddenly realised need to be added. Organization is also helpful and can save you time when its comes to clean up. As we can see in the picture, adding shelves to the inside of your cabinet doors can be a great way to squeeze in some extra storage space.  Another way to stay organized is to sort through your ingredients regularly, throwing out items that have gone bad. 

Dishes, pots, and pans

Kitchen update:  Kitchen by Hege in France
Hege in France

Kitchen update

Hege in France

​Baking is an activity that can require a lot of accessories. For the most basic projects, you will need mixing bowls, spoons and mixers, and cookie sheets or cake pans. Tackling more involved baking endeavours can require more complicated supplies , ranging from specialised dishes, like madeleine pans, to fancy appliances, like a chocolate tempering machine, depending on the scope and scale of the project. A stylish shelf, like the one pictured here, will keep all these tools at your fingertips.


​After the ingredients and the dishes, the logical next thing your kitchen requires for baking is an oven! There are many kinds and sizes of appliances available, so as you are shopping for an oven, think carefully about how often and for what purposes it will be used. We love the way the appliances in this kitchen have been placed higher than their usual place on the floor. This way, there is no need to bend down constantly in order to check the progress of your cake or to struggle lifting a hot, heavy pan all the way up to the counter.


MR & MRS SPELMAN'S KITCHEN:  Kitchen by Diane Berry Kitchens
Diane Berry Kitchens


Diane Berry Kitchens

​When baking, you often have to be many places at once, melting butter on the stove while simultaneously toasting almonds and beating eggs. A good kitchen layout is the key that makes these feats possible. The appliances, fridge and sink should never be more than a few steps away, separated by plenty of counter space. When planing your kitchen, make sure the space is easy to navigate while holding hot plate of biscuits!

A place to eat

Headlands Cottage - Interior:  Kitchen by Barc Architects
Barc Architects

Headlands Cottage—Interior

Barc Architects

Last but not least, ​you need somewhere comfortable and stylish to eat your delicious creations. Make sure your kitchen has a table perfect for enjoying a piece of cake and a cup of tea!

Check our listings for other kitchen ideas. 

How have you set up your kitchen for baking? Share your advice in the comments!
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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