My girlfriend is a super-keen amateur baker, and I'm hoping to get her something special baking-related for her birthday this year. A few years ago I bought her a KitchenAid, which she uses pretty much daily, so something of the same kind of price range would be perfect. Unfortunately my own knowledge of baking is pretty weak, so while the KitchenAid was a pretty obvious thing to get, I'm now completely out of ideas. What kind of thing do you think would be good?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!
or a nice fat gift certificate -- I'd get a generic 'visa' one or something so she can get whatever her heart desires from wherever --
or a basket of goodies to challenge and intrigue:
some of the flexible lace mats and the product to use on them -- google 'claire bowman flexible lace' which is pricier-- or go to hobby lobby and look for' sunnyside up bakery products' very reasonable --
does she have a nice footed turntable? this is the classic http://www.webstaurantstore.com/ateco-612-12-revolving-cake-stand-august-thomsen/144612.html
a packet of gold foil http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=CAMPAIGNID&toolid=11000&customid=CUSTOMID&ext=371479950118&item=371479950118&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&icep_ff3=2&icep_item=371479950118
a nice scale for baking
and you are a good guy to be so sweet to your sweetie -- best to you
Agree with K8memphis.......
Airbrush kit and Agaby cake leveler are on my wishlist.....
Oh...my wish list is long lol. But on top at the moment is one of those fondant rolling machines. Pretty bulky but that's what I would love. And yes an agaby. My leveler just broke :/
Kitchen aid has a pasta roller that works great as a fondant roller.
- kitchenaid pasta attachment
- 2 boxes of assorted fondant- like 3 colors in one box. (40% at Hobby lobby coupons or Michaels)
(set with smoother, rolling pin and cutters---$11.)
- a book or class certificate to take the class to use it.
- crazy adds on...food safe brushes and edible dusting powders, food safe markers.
Yeah Julia... I was going a different way. The OP said "super-keen amateur baker". IMHO, a fondant sheeter would not be on my list, at that point. Same with the Agbay. Even some of the tools I recommended are "beginner" models, and recommended to someone "starting out" or a hobbyist. I am assuming this gift recipient has no fondant experience. And who knows, may not end up liking it.
Maybe the OP has to clarify a little more.
@johnson6ofus: Very good point. But I didn't mean for him to buy it, it's on MY wish list not hers. Got carried away lol...
Wow, thanks for all the suggestions, everyone! She loves to make a cake that requires lots of cutting into very thin slices, so the Agbay cake leveller looks like it might be a good option :-)
I need a boyfriend like you gpjt1000. I need an Agbay too!