Sweet Hobbies: A guide to beginner’s baking

Sweet Hobbies: A guide to beginner’s baking

There is something magical about baking. From inciting nostalgic memories of baking cookies with grandma, to the therapeutic process of creating something from scratch, eagerly peering through the oven door, and filling your home with the aroma of freshly baked bread or the sweet scent of melted chocolate.

At Eetrite, we love getting out of our comfort zone in the kitchen and trying our hand at new baking trends like cake pops or chocolate moulds as well as the comfort of old classics like baking golden brown homemade cupcakes.

If your goal for 2017 is to take up a new hobby, diving into the world of baking will leave you nothing short of satifsfied. Our guide to beginner’s baking will give you all the starter tools you need, as well as a recipe for you to try your hand at. Let’s get baking!
Baking home

5 Tools every baker should have – no matter your skill level

Invest in quality bakeware that is dishwasher safe, oven safe and most importantly – non-stick. Tools and gadgets should preferably be dishwasher safe for convenience, and when it comes to baking – silicone is your friend in the kitchen! These five basic necessities are sure to make you fall in love with baking and spending time in the heart of the home all over again.

1) Collapsible Measuring Cups

Baking is an art as well as a science and getting the exact measurement of ingredients right is key to your baking success. Our Eetrite collapsible measuring cups are perfect for easy storing.

2) Spoontula

A happy medium between a spoon and a spatula, great for mixing ingredients together and scraping the bottom of batters out of the bowl.  Our Eetrite spoontula comes with a heat resistant silicone head that has a nylon core for extra support.

3) Stainless steel Whisk

Your magical wand to blend ingredients until they are smooth or to make sure enough air gets into your batter. When it comes to whipping up sweet treats, go for a stainless steel whisk head rather than silicone.

4)  Bamboo and silicone rolling pin
A must have tool for any aspiring baker.
5) Decorating pen with tips

There is no end to the fun and creativity one can experience when decorating a cupcake. With a decorating pen you can craft artful decorations in the form of icing flowers, swirls and patterns.

Taster Recipe: Homemade cupcakes


Here’s a delicious and easy recipe to make your own cupcakes in just 15 minutes! To make things a even easier, our Eetrite cupcake baking and decorating set has all of the essential tools to get you started!

2 tea spoons baking powder
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ cups flour
½ cup milk
½ cup oil
2 eggs
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Icing Ingredients:
125 g Icing Sugar
125 g Margarine
2 table spoons milk
Food colouring

1) Set the oven to 180 ° C.
2) Sift the baking powder, flour, salt and mix with the sugar in a bowel.
3) Add the milk, oil, eggs and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
4) Beat well until smooth and creamy.
5) Scoop the mixture with a table spoon into Silicone cupcake cups.
6) Bake for 15 minutes.
7) Leave to cool on a cooling rack, don’t start decorating if the cupcakes still have heat.

1) Cream together the margarine and icing sugar.
2) Add the milk and mix well.
3) Add cocoa for chocolate cupcakes or food colouring for other options.
4) Scoop the icing into your decorating pen and get creative with different tips.


Browse our fun range of baking sets that were designed for the adventurous and have all of the essentials needed to make delicious and unique cupcakes, chocolates and cake pops. Have fun, experiment, and keep enjoy your new hobby!

Which sweet or savoury delights will you be starting your confectionery journey with?

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