Baking for Beginners

Why Bake?

More and more, people are learning how to bake their own food for several reasons. One is to ensure they are consuming quality ingredients and fresh product. But another reason is because baking is good for your well-being! Studies have shown baking can be linked to stress relief, increased mindfulness, and can be a productive form of self-expression and communication. We have many resources on baking for beginners that will help you get started.

New to Baking?

Here are some helpful baking for beginners resources to reference that will help to explain the ‘lingo’ a more experienced baker may already know. Additionally, if you have a question we’d be happy to help – send us a message through Facebook, Twitter or our Contact Us page. One of our bakers on staff would be happy to help!

Here are a few in the baking for beginners tips to get you started:

  1. Always use the precise amount of ingredient specified in a recipe.
  2. Make sure your ingredients are as fresh as possible.
  3. Don’t crowd your oven with multiple pans – this causes uneven baking.
  4. Use the correct tools for the job.
  5. Before you begin baking something, pull out all of your ingredients

Clabber Girl Recipe Box

We have a collection of recipes that we’d love for you to try. All recipes are tested before the are posted. Additionally, we have each recipe labeled for level of difficulty, so from novice to expert, we have something for you!

Baking for Beginners

Looking to engage your child in baking? Check out this helpful chart on what age appropriate tasks you can give him or her in the kitchen!

Age Appropriate Baking Skills

Fun Projects for Families

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that baking is an affordable and fun activity that everyone in the family can enjoy. From pulling the ingredients out and to learning how to measure and stir to putting a pan into the oven and eating a delicious homemade meal, there is a role for everyone to help with! Each of these baking for beginners activities will bring your family together to make a simple and easy to follow recipe. There are additional activities for older children as well to help them learn more about the history and traditions of baking at home. When you complete a baking activity with your family, download our free baking certificate and affix a picture!

The Home Baking Association has a number of additional resources for families that are great for getting started in the home kitchen.