The Ultimate Guide to Baking Essentials

We're firm believers in not needing an excuse to indulge in a quality baked good -- the fact that it's a Monday is reason enough. But with this fall chill becoming brisker every day, we feel we are supposed to be turning on the oven to bake (and eat) everything in sight -- that's how they stayed warm in Little House on the Prairie, right? So to get you in the sweet-minded mood, we've picked out the best cake-creating essentials so you can start whipping out cozy confections pronto. Watch your buns, Martha Stewart. dh-header
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 Fox Run Professional Fabric Chef's Apron, $14, The Baker's Kitchen  Martha Stewart's Baking Handbok, $30, Barnes & Noble  Revolving Metal Cake Stand, $37, The Webstaurant Store
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 Icing Set, $34, Father Rabbit  Baker's Twine Cone, $10, West Elm  Offset Stainless-Steel Icing Spatula, $33, Williams-Sonoma
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 Stainless-Steel Restaurant Mixing Bowls, $50, Williams-Sonoma  Nonstick Aluminum Baking Sheet, $27, FSW KtichenAid Stand Mixer, $230, Macy's
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 10" Tin Spring Form Cake Pan, $6, FSW  Stainless-Steel Heavyweight Measuring Cups, $9, FSW  Martha Stewart Collection Wooden French Rolling Pin, $12, Macy's
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 Heavyweight Stainless-Steel Measuring Spoon Set, $5, FSW  Rubber Spatula Skinny, $9, Father Rabbit  Brown Box, $11 ( Pack of Ten), BRP Box Shop