KD Finds: The Best of Summer Baking

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These ribbon-worthy picks for summer baking will help you take top prize at a bake-off. Read on to discover our favorite products for baking this summer.

Momofuku Milk Bar Cookbook by Christina Tosi

Chef Christina Tosi, owner of the much-raved about Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City, shares her recipes for her imaginative and delicious treats in this cookbook. Salty pretzels and coffee grounds are unexpected ingredients in the Compost Cookie. Serve them with a glass of Cereal Milk, made with steeped cornflakes, for a new take on classic milk and cookies.

$35; shopmilkbar.com

Bake It Pretty Cupcake Liners, Sprinkles, Produce Baskets and Novelty Toppers

Stocking hundreds of print-happy cupcake liners and sprinkles from all shades of the rainbow, Bake It Pretty carries everything you need to create show-stopping desserts! Indulge your inner child with a surprise grab bag of novelty toppers, filled with over 90 party favors, tiny toys and other curiosities. Paper berry baskets are a charming way to serve nuts, candies and other bites.

$2 - $4.50 each pack of liners or cups, $3.50 - $6 each sprinkle shaker, $9 for novelty topper grab bag and $3.75 - $4.25 for set of 6 baskets; bakeitpretty.com

Jansen+Co. Cake Stands

Show off your ribbon winners on these quirky ceramic stands from Dutch design house Jansen+Co. Their fun colors will brighten up any table.

$34 - $60 each; aplusrstore.com

Beverly Hills Brownie Company

Every individual brownie from this Beverly Hills, California-based company has an edge on each side and a center, which means you get that satisfying chew in each bite. Choose from mouthwatering flavors like Red Velvet, baked with Guittard cocoa and filled with vanilla cream, or Simply Classic, made with See's semi-sweet and Ghirardeli bittersweet chips.

$35 for box of 6 or $60 for box of 12; beverlyhillsbrownie.com

Harold Import Co. The World's Greatest Double-Helix Rapid Whisk

With its silicone outer wires and double-helix stainless steel nucleus, this colorful whisk incorporates more air per stroke and whips up your cream and egg whites in the half the time compared to ordinary whisks.

$8; amazon.com

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No table feels dressed without a good-looking dessert, and now that it's the season for cookouts and county fairs, we can't get enough of crowd-pleasing chocolate cake, sweet and tart fruit pies and other favorite baked treats. This week's KD FInds is inspired by summer baking, and our five fun finds will help you take top prize at your next bake-off.

Summer reading starts with the wildly imaginative recipes found in chef Christina Tosi'sMomofuku Milk Bar Cookbook. (We're BIG fans of her Cereal Milk.) Read on to discover four more picks, from stunning pedestals that take the cake to one bakery's answer to every brownie lover's dilemma: the perfect edge-to-center ratio.

Check out the slideshow above to discover our five favorite finds for summer baking.

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