Running out of ways to keep the kids entertained? Baking is a great activity to do with your toddler, especially when it's raining outside. The best bit? You'll be left with a tasty treat at the end after all your hard work.
If you've baked before, you'll know that baking equipment isn't all that child-friendly, which is why baking kits for kids are such a good idea. These kits are made up of kid-friendly baking equipment, including everything from whisks and bowels, to piping bags and cutters. There's nothing sharp or potentially dangerous in these kits, so us grown ups can relax a little when baking.
Check out our pick of the best baking kits for little people…
The best kids baking sets
Coming in a variety of four colours, this set includes a chef's hat, apron, oven mitt, hot pad, wooden spoon, hand mixer, rolling pin and four cookie cutters, making it ideal for any little chef's cooking and baking needs.
One reviewer said: 'My boy loves his new chef outfit. Since lockdown he’s been super keen to learn to cook (he’s only 5!) and so this little dress up kit is great for making cooking more fun. We usually make cookies and I didn’t have any cookie cutters so he’s enjoying making cookies with shapes now rather than blobs! I’d say it’s a great unisex outfit if your child is small.'
Made from certified FSC wood, this sustainable set contains a wooden spoon, spatula, pastry brush, rolling pin and chopping board for all their baking needs. We also think this minimalistic set will look stylish on any kitchen side too.
One reviewer said: 'Excellent quality children's baking kit perfect for helping Mummy make cookies. Each of the tools is very well made and smoothly finished. The only downside is that the chopping board is tiny, see photo for comparison in size to the other tools. My little Grandson loves it.'
This huge 48 piece set is perfect for any mini Mary Berry's out there. It contains, 1 rolling pin, 1 pastry brush with nylon bristles, 1 silicone spatula, 1 balloon whisk, 6 plastic measuring spoons, 10 assorted plastic cookie cutters, 1 mini loaf tin, 1 mini tartlet tin, 1 6-hole mini cupcake tin, 6 mini silicone cupcake cases, 2-piece silicone mini cake pop mould, 1 cake pop stand, 12 reusable cake pop sticks, 1 decorating tool, 4 spring-loaded icing cutters – butterfly, bird, flower and heart and 3 piping bags with 8 nozzles.
One reviewer said: 'I gave this to my great-grandson. He loves it. His mum was jealous and said that he had better equipment than her. I guess the rating is perfect.'
This beautiful set of child friendly sized utensils contains a rolling pin, spatula, pastry brush, spoon and cutting board. Each item, (except the pastry brush) features the words "Baked with love by" just add your chosen name to create a fabulous personalised gift. You can also add an apron and bag to your order too.
One reviewer said: 'I was really happy with the quality of this and would definitely recommend as a gift.'
Bake Off favourite and winner, Nadiya Hussain has created this fun set with kids in mind. It contains a silicone rolling pin with plastic handle, silicone whisk with metal handle, silicone spatula, 2.5l mixing bowl (microwave safe), 12 reusable silicone cupcake cases, sieve, 3 metal cookie cutters with safe silicone edge, Measuring spoons (¼ tsp, ½ tsp, 1 tsp, ½ tbsp, 1 tbsp) and an apron plus 6 recipe cards.
One reviewer said: 'Great kit. We have been doing online cooking classes and having the right equipment has really helped. My girls love the colours and having their own special kits to bake for us. The recipe cards are also fab and we are working our way through these.'
Perfect for the more experimental little baker, this set contains the ingredients plus the kit you need, including caster sugar, plain flour, raisins, golden syrup, bicarbonate of soda, vegetable oil, dark chocolate, maltodextrin, rice crispies, paper pouches, greaseproof paper, biscuit cutter, measuring spoons, cornstarch biobags, cryotubes, gloves, instruction cards.
One reviewer said: 'Fantastic present - lots of fun'
Yes, we're still obsessed with the unicorn trend, and there's nothing that we love more than a bright and beautiful unicorn cake. This baking kit contains all the dry ingredients needed to create this four layer rainbow cake as well as unicorn cake toppers for that finishing touch.
One reviewer said: 'For a baking novice like me this was relatively easy and even my 4 yr old helped with some of this mixing as we made this as a first birthday cake. Delicious too. Easy instructions to follow, everything in the box except butter, milk and eggs. A great idea.'
This 26 piece set contains everything you need to start baking with your toddler. Each piece is made out of durable BPA Free Food Grade materials and includes a spatula, silicone pastry brush, 5 star shaped cookie cutters, rolling pin, whisk, 12 silicone baking cups and 5 measuring spoons plus a recipe e-book.
One reviewer said: 'I bought this set to bake with my children during lockdown and I have to say I’m so impressed with the quality! It has everything you need to get started and the utensils are perfectly sized for the little ones. The set comes with a downloadable e-cookbook which has many recipes to choose from.'
Cake pops have become increasingly popular over recent years and make a great addition to any party. This kit provides everything you need to make 12 cake pops including the cake mix, buttercream, candy melts, cake pop sticks, bag of sprinkles and a colourful step-by-step instruction booklet. You can also choose from chocolate or vanilla flavour as well as vegan options.
One reviewer said: Wow, these cake pops are stunning, they look great, they taste amazing, so much so I regretted not ordering more so I could get an extra bite....They were really such a special addition to my daughter's party bags. This order was stress free. I ordered very late and I was promised a delivery date on time for the party and they kept their promise. Very well packaged as well and arrived on time, speedy delivery. A very big thank you for beautiful Cake pops and really amazing communication.'