Unless you’ve been living under a sprinkle-coated rock the last couple of years, you’ve heard of rainbow explosion cakes. Amirah Kassem of New York City’s Flour Shop burst on to the sweets scene with her rainbow-striped, candy-and-sprinkles-coated confection in 2017, and the world of baking hasn’t been the same since. Her cakes—which slice open to reveal a tumble of candy—have graced celebrity birthday parties, the pages of national magazines and multiple television shows.
Amirah—whose explosion cake mix we sell to its fans around the country—was kind enough to tell us some of her favorite WS gift picks. Here are her baking faves, ideal for your favorite baker this holiday season.
As Amirah raves, “I honestly thought I had a great baking set until I tried Goldtouch® bakeware! There’s some sort of magic in there that makes for the perfect bake every time.” Indeed, whether you’re a muffin maker, brownie bowl lover or Madeleine baker, there’s a Goldtouch® for you.
“I grew up baking with my mom,” enthused Amirah, “and wow, if I knew mini Kitchen Aid Stand Mixers were a thing, that would be top of my list for the mini baker in your life!” (It’s even a great gift for the full-sized baker in your life, since it makes an eye-opening 5 dozen cookies at once!)
Add a bit of explosion-cake magic whether or not you bake the cake. Even a plain chocolate-and-vanilla cake gets oopmh from this sparkly serving set.” “It isn’t just for bakers, but for the hostess with the mostess!” exclaims Amirah. “It’s the perfect gift to bring along with your baked goods!”
Its creator says it best: This holiday rendition of her famous treat “is as fun as a making a gingerbread house and as delicious, as well the rainbow explosion cake!!!!!” (Emphasis hers!) It’s true: A gingerbread house can do a lot of marvelous things, but it doesn’t explode!
“Mini rainbow spatulas are one of my favorite kitchen tools because I’m always having to stop the colorful fun creativity to wash my spatulas,” explains Amirah, “but with this set you can just go, go, go!” (Pro tip: Little kids love spatulas, and when they’re rainbow-colored, you will acquire a tiny baking helper in seconds.)
Not only does a high-quality rotating cake stand cut her decorating time “in half,” enthuses Amira, “I feel like a cake DJ when I’m spinning my cakes!” One really can’t ask for more from a gift than that. Happy holidays!