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Vanilla Cupcake Day: Baking Essentials for the Holidays and Beyond

Vanilla Cupcake Day: Baking Essentials for the Holidays and Beyond

Cupcakes always come with a cheerful reminder of blessings and things to celebrate, from birthdays to bondings and other fun moments. This sweet treat can always make heads turn with just a whiff of its mouthwatering aroma, often times a soothing blend of vanilla and frosting and can light up anyone’s mood once they see the adorable cupcakes in their little foil cups, patterned with expertly made decorations, which is why this coming November 10, we are celebrating the National Vanilla Cupcake Day! So to perk you up even more for this big day, we are providing you with this list of baking essentials that will surely get you baking in no time!

1. Cuisinart SM-50 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer in White

Mixing up huge batches of batter has never been that easy, but with the help of this SM-50 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer from Cuisinart, prepping your cookie dough, mixing up batter, and whipping up your fluffy cream frosting is sure to be a piece of cake! Made from stainless steel and die cast metal, this mixer has a 5.5-qt. capacity, big enough for mess free mixing and 12 different levels of mixing speed, allowing you to get the consistency you prefer. Product includes a polished stainless steel mixing bowl, a whisk, a dough hook, a flat paddle, a splash guard with pour spout and a recipe book. Available in White, Brushed Chrome and Periwinkle. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review:Love this mixer! Making cookies and breads were never this easy. I find myself baking a lot more. Clean up is easy. I got it for a Christmas present and I couldn’t be happier!” Tinasmiley

2. Martha Stewart Collection Set of 3 Non-Skid Mixing Bowls with Measurements

For a beautifully designed tool that allows you to simultaneously mix and measure your ingredient portions for baking, check out this Set of Non-Skid Mixing Bowls with Measurements from the Martha Stewart Collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. These bowls are made from stainless steel with a wide round, sloped design and a silicone base that provides a stable, non-slip grip on any surface and easy storage. Measurement markings are engraved in the bowl’s interior making it a handy tool in the kitchen. Each set comes with three bowls: 1 1.6 qt. bowl, 1 3.2qt. bowl and 1 5.6-qt bowl. Product is dishwasher safe. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review:I love these mixing bowls with their non skid bottoms. They make mixing a breeze. Not to mention they look sharp. I highly recommend.” ModernVintage81

3. Core Home 13-Piece Muffin Pan & Silicone Liners Set

Bake up an assortment of your classic indulgent cupcakes and muffins with this 13-Pc. Muffin Pan & Silicone Liners Set from Core Home. The pan is made from carbon steel and comes with twelve non-stick, reusable and heat resistant silicone food grade liners. These liners are made to fit the pan’s cup perfectly for even portion distribution and cupcake size. Product is available in the following color variations: Gray, Green and Black. Shop at Macy’s.

4. Enchante Cook With Color 4-Piece Mixing Bowl Set in Grey

Have a colorful cupcake celebration! Mix up different cupcake batters and flavors with the Cook With Color 4-Pc. Mixing Bowl Set from Enchante. Made from BPA free polypropylene plastic, these mixing bowls have a sleek modern design, with its built-in handle and a specifically measured pour spout allowing you to get the baking done mess free and with style. Product is dishwasher safe, and can be stacked upon each other for trouble free storage. Each set comes with the following: 1 1-liter mixing bowl, 1 1.5-liter mixing bowl, 1 2-liter mixing bowl and 1 3-liter mixing bowl. Available in: Grey, Navy Blue, Rose and Multi colors. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review:I LOVE these bowls! They stack up compactly, and are perfect for all different sorts of things! The medium sizes are great for individual salads, the big is great for brownie/cake batter – I am SO happy with my purchase!”-Ladybug

5. Martha Stewart Collection 2-Tier Cupcake Carrier

Make the cupcakes go round with this 2-Tier Cupcake Carrier from the Martha Stewart Collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. This clear cupcake carrier is made from plastic and steel, and comes with a nonstick 12-cup cupcake pan, a snap on tray that can hold extra cupcakes and a cupcake recipe book. There is enough space in between the pans to make sure that frosting and decorations of cupcakes in the lower tier will remain intact and the carrier handle is foldable for easy storage when not in use. Grab one of these and make mouths water as you show off your themed cupcakes in this lovely two tier carrier. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review:Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Showoff all your creations in this fun carry case. Love it!” Sassy


More Great Holiday Baking Essentials

1. Pyrex Prepware 4 Cup Measuring Cup

Go back to the classics and use an original measuring cup that is good for measuring both dry and wet ingredients. Take a look at this Prepware 4 Cup Measuring Cup from Pyrex. Made from thick non-porous glass, this measuring cup allows you to get precise measurements without worrying about stains and odors sticking around, allowing you to maximize your cooking skills to the fullest, in line with any recipe of your choice, making it a must have in any kitchen. Product is oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher safe. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review: “Love this measuring cup, best I’ve ever owned. A must have for bakers. Easy to use and clean.”-Tini

2. Kate Spade New York All in Good Taste Deco Dot Measuring Spoon Set

Get in the mood for baking with the All in Good Taste Deco Dot Measuring Spoon Set from Kate Spade New York. This decorative, fun polka dot themed mixing spoon set is made from silicone and stainless steel and comes with four different sized measuring spoons, perfect for adding your secret ingredients and that flair of flavor in your sweets. Spoons measurements are: 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1/2 Teaspoon, and 1/4 Teaspoon. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review: ” This set is so cute. Love that I can keep the spoons together or apart as needed.” Nikita

3. Martha Stewart Collection 4-Piece Pro Multi-Functional Spatula Set

Looking forward to scraping the last spoonful of sweet batter from the bowl and licking it off the spoon right after you finish mixing the rest?  Treat yourself to small, enjoyable moments like these with the 4-Pc. Pro Multi-Functional Spatula Set from the Martha Stewart Collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. These dishwasher safe spatulas have wooden handles and a silicone head, allowing you to mix and scrape batter around without worrying about leaving scratches on the bowl. Set includes four different sized spatulas. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review: ” I loved this spatula set so much I ordered a second set as a gift. These are serious spatulas for serious cooks. They do not bend, flex or stain. A perfect set of sizes. Great product for the price.” Nurseann

4. BeldiNest Olive Wood Flour Scoop 1 Cup

Prepare pastries with an antique mediterranean touch and a taste of home with this Olive Wood Flour Scoop from BeldiNest. Each piece of this flour scoop is made from high quality marbled mediterranean olive wood, handcrafted by the most skilled artisans and  treated and finished with olive oil to maintain its natural luster, giving you a unique and practical kitchen tool. Product measures exactly 1 cup. To maintain the best product quality, hand wash with warm water and soap and hand dry afterwards. Shop at Macy’s.

5. Martha Stewart Collection Copper Eat Trivet

Line up your cupcakes as you let them cool down with this Copper Eat Trivet from the Martha Stewart Collection, created exclusively for Macy’s. This retro looking trivet is made from copper plated metal giving it a shiny gleaming finish, and spells out the word “EAT” offering a friendly reminder to share and enjoy food while giving a jolly vibe and ensuring that your tabletop is protected. Shop at Macy’s.

Promising Review: “I have received so many compliments on this trivet, guests think it’s unique and cute. I have started to buy extra when I see them on sale online to give as hostess gifts. Super cute, and hope they come out with more cute words in the future! Patricia


For more great cooking and baking ideas just in time for Thanksgiving, the holidays, and beyond, make sure to check out some of the stories from the Teelie Blog archive in the links below. At the Teelie Blog, we bring you the best recommendations for your home and kitchen. To make sure you’re updated on the latest and the greatest deals, sign up for our weekly newsletter today.

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