This is the first part of a two-part series for creating a complete baking zone area. These posts contain checklists that are printable for you to make sure your baking supplies zone is complete. The second part of the baking supplies is your baking tools. Here is the other link post: How to Create a Baking Zone with a Baking Tools List
If you are like me, baking is a big part of the season. I like to give baked cookies/cakes as gifts for clients, family, and friends every year. To make baking easier, having all the supplies in one place is a must. To make sure I have all my ingredients, I created a baking supplies checklist (see below) to help me make sure all the staple items are on hand in my baking supplies zone. This baking supplies list helped me, and I hope it helps you too.
What to have in my baking supplies zone?
- Variety of food colors
- Flour (gluten-free or regular all-purpose or pastry flour or whole wheat or bread flour)
- Confectioner Sugar
- Powdered Sugar
- Light Brown Sugar/dark brown sugar
- Oatmeal - flat oats usually
- Chocolate Chips - various types
- Cocoa powder
- Sprinkles for cookies and cakes
- Icing boxes or powder
- Shortening bars
- Butter - stored in the fridge and usually unsalted
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Corn syrup
- Cream of Tartar
Here are some tips while you go through your baking supplies zone checklist:
- Check the expiration dates if there are any on the containers. Make sure items do not smell stale or are hard to the touch. I like to get rid of these things since they usually change the taste of the baked item.
- See if any item needs to be replaced and make a list. Do you have enough of each item for your recipes? Go through each recipe and add up the quantities you need to the list. Visit our Easy Holiday Cookie Baking Tips Grocery list to compile these items.
- Pull out your most-used recipes and make a complete list of the ingredients necessary for those yearly recipes and use every year. If possible, do this before the season to get the best deals if you need to repurchase baking supplies. Manufacturers tend to have coupons on these items and stores tend to run sales on these items in October and early November.
Below are some posts I found online to give you more tips about your baking supplies zone.
10 Super-Smart Ways to Organize All Your Random Baking Supplies
Best Tips for Storing Baking Supplies
Let me know how it goes. Did the checklist help you manage your baking supplies zone? Did I forget an ingredient you use? Please leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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Dont you just hate when you Are right in the middle of baking something and realize a key ingredient is missing. This is a great all around baking supply list for holiday baking.
I love a good list! I need to share this with the folks I invite to my annual Cookie Swap!
This is a great list Sabrina! I've had to run out at the last minute a few times to buy things that we need and it just creates stress. Being prepared with a checklist will definitely help! Thanks!
Great idea! I don't do much baking anymore, but I used to make at least four different types of cookies every Christmas, and other than one or new recipes per year, most of them were tried-and-true favorites. A checklist like this would have saved me a lot of steps!