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Top stocking stuffers for bakers

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Stuff 'em with sprinkles, tools and gadgets

The best thing about having a baker in your life is being there just when they pull fresh baked goods out of the oven. Nothing encourages a little baking like new tools and fun products to try out. If you want to be eating decadent cakes and fresh baked macaroons long into the new year, it’s time to get creative and stuff those baker-obsessed stockings with items to get those folks motivated. Luckily you don’t actually have to get creative because we’ve got you covered. Just be sure to share the goods.

Cake stencil

Cake stencils

It's obvious that bakers have a talent for baking, but not all bakers are great decorators. Cake stencils will provide any baker with the tools to make a beautifully designed dessert to share. With these stencils, they'll be able to decorate their pastries with ease for any event year-round. (Amazon, $20)

Measuring spoons

Measuring spoons

Baking should be fun and colorful — meaning fun tools are essential. They’ll be dying to use these brightly colored, floral measuring spoons. Plus every baker knows it’s nice to have a few extra sets of the things you use most ready and available. They’ll be much more efficient with the addition of this new baking tool staple. (World Market, $4)

Cupcake corer

Cupcake corer

Who doesn’t love a filled cupcake? Make the baker’s life easier by stuffing this little gadget into their stocking. Pretty soon you’ll be munching on ganache-filled cupcakes and you’ll realize this tool was worth every penny. (Williams-Sonoma, $5)

Mini pocket pie molds

Mini pocket pie molds

‘Tis the season for pie but when the holidays are over and no one feels like baking a full pie, these little molds will come in handy. Not only are they cute but they make pies more practical for everyday entertaining or just for afternoon snacks. (Williams-Sonoma, $20)

Edible glitter or other fun sprinkles

Edible glitter or other fun sprinkles

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? Glitter makes everything better and now that they make a kind that you can actually eat, bakers everywhere are rejoicing. Give the gift of glitter and be prepared for cakes adorned in sparkles. Not a glitter fan? No big deal, seek out other fun sprinkles instead to tuck into their stocking. (Punchbowl, $2)

Fun baking cups

Fun baking cups

An avid baker is likely bored of the tried and true foil cupcake liners and they are interested in something a little more exciting. We are loving these pink scalloped liners with recipe lingo along the sides. The best part is you don’t even need a muffin tin for these. There are several other fun options available so get creative and pick something that fits your baker's personality best. (Wilton, $4)

Spatula set

Let’s face it, baking can get messy. With the help of a quality spatula set, a baker can have no fear when stirring and mixing ingredients. A set with non-slip handles, that won't discolor, warp or melt is ideal for a routine baker. And if a spatula set sounds kind of boring, make it fun with some bright colors to give your kitchen tools a creative twist. (Amazon, $12)

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