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Kitchen Necessities

Stand mixer

We recommend KitchenAid for home-based/cottage-food baking operations

5 quart KitchenAid

5 quart bowls

6 quart KitchenAid

8 Quart KitchenAid

Extra bowls – you will want these!

Extra whisk attachments

Extra paddle attachments

6 quart – Extra bowl and attachment set

(**Make sure you purchase the correct attachment  and bowl sizes)

Hobart Stand mixer – our recommendation for retail locations

Medium Hobart Mixer

Large Hobart Mixer – high-volume retail operations

Commercial convection oven

Hand mixer – a must for small batches. Order multiples if you have helpers.

Set of mesh strainers


Electronic scale – ensure accuracy every time!

Measuring cup set – glass

Measuring cups and spoons – stainless steel

Oven thermometer

Kitchen timer


Cooling racks – we recommend at least 6 of these, especially if you make wedding cakes or cookies!

Bench Scrapers



Staple Ingredients – Bulk

Vanilla flavor

Almond flavors


Powdered sugar