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Baking with kids is a fun, wholesome activity that tears children away from screens and gets them using their hands.
It's also a great way to get children feeling comfortable in the kitchen; cooking is an essential life skill, and baking is a great way to get kids interested. It's quick, straightforward and rarely involves the use of knives or other child-un-friendly utensils.
And though the mess may sometimes get a little out of control, there's nothing quite like the sweet smells of freshly-baked biscuits wafting through the house to sweeten the deal. And of course, the tasty treats you get to sample at the end (a failsafe incentive for kids and adults alike)!
You can start baking with children as young as two if they show willing, and though baking with toddlers requires a lot of careful supervision, it can prove a great opportunity for parent-child bonding. Four or five is perhaps the most optimum age, when kids are more able to handle the basic tasks, and fairy cakes, biscuits, muffins or jam tarts make nice, simple recipes for younger kids to get stuck into.
When it comes to getting stuck in, a children's baking set can make all the difference. A good baking kit will provide all the essential utensils needed for baking but in fun, bright colours and miniature sizing, making them easier for little hands to manipulate. Some even come with recipe ideas or a cookbook.
You might also like an apron to go with the childrens baking set and get the mini bakers looking like master bakers. Baking sets also make a great gift option too, but if you need more ideas, take a look at our best baby girl gifts recommendations.
We've gathered together an array of the best kids baking equipment so you can find the right set for your home. Take a look below.
Kidadl's Top Pick
1. Kids' Real Cookware 48pc Ultimate Baking Gift Set
This Lakeland baking kit really is, as the name suggests, the ultimate set. Every item is perfectly kid-sized and designed with children in mind, right down to the edges of the cookie cutters, which are nice and smooth. The impressive 48 piece set includes a rolling pin, spatula, whisk, measuring spoon, loaf tin, cupcake tin, cake pop mould, tartlet tin, cupcake cases, piping bags and so much more, so your little chef will have the tools to bake whatever their heart desires. A good-quality, durable and comprehensive set.
- Price: £29.99
- Age: 3+
- Heat resistant up to 220°C
Best For Easy Clean Up
2. We Can Cook 14 Piece Children's Bakeware Set
This little set has all the basics your little one will need, and we love the bright colours. But the best bit? Every item is dishwasher safe, making the inevitable post-baking kitchen clean down quick and easy. It may not be as extensive as our top choice, but it includes a rolling pin, cookie cutters, cake cases and a little baking tin so your little baker certainly won't be limited. And at half the price, it's a great starter set.
- Price: £16.99
- Age: (we recommend) 3+
- Heat resistant up to 230°C
Best For A Gift
3. Highwood Kids' 26 Piece Baking Set
We think this Highwood baking kit would make a great gift: the packaging is lovely and, at £16.99, it won't break the bank. This set has all the essentials as well as a set of measuring spoons and access to a recipe e-book with special recipes that are easy for kids to follow and designed to be used alongside the set. All you need is a mixing bowl and your child is good to go! Each piece of equipment is made from top-quality BPA-free Food Grade Silicon.
- Price: £16.99
- Age: 3-12
Best Basic Tool Set
4. Children's Baking Gift Set – 5 Mini Baking Tools
Okay, so maybe you're a family that already bakes and you have a lot of the main necessities (the bowls, measuring spoons, cookie cutters and what have you). If you're looking to top up your kit with a few child-friendly essentials, these baking tools will make the perfect addition to your kitchen. Just five good-quality silicone instruments that are the right size for your little helper. And they're the kind of versatile cooking tools that needn't be limited to baking.
- Price: £11.99
- Age: 3+
Best All-Round Set
5. Baking Wizards Deluxe Kids Baking Set With Apron
This baking set has it all: a rolling pin, whisk and spatula for preparing the batter, cookie cutters and cake cases for the baking itself, a miniature apron to protect against spills and a cute accompanying recipe 'spell book' so the kids can immediately get cooking. Win!
- Price: £16.98
- Age: 3-10
Best For Decorating
6. Lakeland 13pc Junior Baking Essentials Set
This Lakeland set is a little smaller, but it's got all the bits and pieces to covers the basics and, like all Lakeland products, they're good quality. The piping bag, nozzles and palette knife makes this a particularly great set for those who love decorating. With these tools, creating fanciful icing designs and cupcakes that look too good to eat will be easy as pie.
- Price: £19.99
- Age: (we recommend) 3+
Best For Measuring
7. KitchenCraft Colourworks 5 Piece Measuring Spoon Set
These cute little measuring spoons are the perfect addition to any baker's kitchen. They're colour-coded, stain-resistant, dishwasher safe and come with a five-year guarantee. And the handy ring means you'll never lose them (an essential feature when kids are involved).
- Price: £5.99
- Age: (we recommend) 4+
Best For Families On A Budget
8. Children’s 10pc Baking Gift Set with Bowl, Whisk and Spatula
This no-frills home baking kit may not have all the fancy accessories that some of the bigger sets can boast, but at £9.99, it's the cheapest full set we found in our search that's still good quality, and it does come with a bowl. A whisk, spatula, pastry brush and six cupcake cases complete the set, and they're all dishwasher safe. Bargain.
- Price: £9.99
- Age: (we recommend) 2+
Best Themed Set
9. Gusto Kidz Children's Unicorn Baking Set
This cupcake activity set is the perfect gift for kids who love unicorns. With five themed biscuit cutters, a special rainbow display box and fun sticker sheet, all they need is a unicorn apron and the set will be complete! Mermaid, dinosaur and monster designs also available.
- Price: £14.99
- Age: 5+
Best For Cupcakes
10. Curious Chef 16-Piece Cupcake Baking and Decorating Kit
If fairy cakes are your little one's favourite sweet treat, you need to add this set to your kitchen. It comes with everything your little baker will need to see their cupcakes through from conception to fruition, including mixing spoon, silicone cupcake liners, a six cupcake tin, icing pipette and frosting spreader. BPA-free and dishwasher safe -bonus.
- Price: £21.99
- Age: 4+
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