7 Sustainable Baking Essentials
Baking often requires a lot of plastic and paper products. Here is our list of sustainable baking essentials for your climate-friendly kitchen.
Silicone Cupcake Liners
Did you know that in the United States alone, 770 million cupcakes are eaten per year? Now imagine all or most of those cupcakes are individually wrapped in cupcake liners - that’s a lot of waste! Swap out disposable cupcake liners for reusable silicone cupcake liners. Silicone cupcake liners are easy to clean and reuse over and over.
Reusable Piping Bags
Piping bags help add intricate finishings to a wide variety of desserts. Instead of buying single-use plastic piping bags, invest in a reusable pastry bag to save time and money.
Silicone Baking Mat
Silicone baking mats are incredibly useful for baking any and all items. They withstand sticky caramels, nougats, and brittles and the cleanup is easy. Buying one or two mats can replace rolls of wax/parchment paper.
Reusable Parchment Paper
Reusable parchment paper comes in handy when making cakes or loaves, easily adhering to different shaped baking pans. Reusable parchment paper can be used for all types of baking then washed and dried and used again. Oils can also be used to grease pans for an easy release.
Silicone spatulas scrape out every last bit of batter, cream, and frosting. Made from silicone, the spatulas are flexible and let you get to the bottoms and sides of bowls making your baking closer to zero-waste and almost mess-free!
Reusable Bowl Covers
Instead of using plastic wrap to cover baking dishes, opt for reusable bowl covers. There are many different sizes, brands and materials available, pick the ones you think are most suitable for your needs.
Silicone Pastry Brush
Brushing pastries with glazes and egg-wash (or vegan alternatives) is a vital step in many recipes. Silicone-derived materials are a more eco-friendly alternative to plastic. Silicone brushes last a long time and are easier to clean than normal pastry brushes made with natural bristles.