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6 Tasty Baking Apps To Download For Wannabe Pastry Chefs

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Do you consider yourself a whizz in the kitchen? Do you watch Bake Off religiously and try to emulate the fanciest of treats upon finishing? And do you think that food is the way to everyone's hearts?

Us too. 

So we've decided to get some help from the land of the internet and get stuck into some tasty, tasty baking apps. They're comprehensive, informative and, dare we say it, fun

Don't believe us? See for yourself...

1. iCooking Desserts

What is it? The iCooking Desserts app comes to you from the popular iCooking app collection and gives you the most delicious, easy to prepare recipes for you and yours to enjoy. 

Why is it so good? An incredibly mouthwatering photo accompanies all of these carefully selected and tested recipes, and the easy-to-follow instructions ensure that baking is as easy as pie (or biscuits).

How much? €0.99. 

  • Download on iOS
  • Not available to download on Android as of yet, unfortunately.
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2. Bread Baking Basics 

What is it? Bread Baking Basics generates bread recipes based on what you like and what's in your kitchen.

Why is it so good? Whether you want a simple plain country loaf, a multigrain boule, a sourdough baguette or a pizza, Bread Baking Basics has technique and recipes for all kinds of breads for all kinds of cooks and kitchens.

How much? €1.99.

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3. Cake Pop Maker

What is it? The most important app you'll ever need. 

Why is it so good? It teaches you how to make the perfect cake pop, an arduous task for even the most skilled of bakers. 

How much? Freeeeeeeee. 

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4. BBC Good Food

What is it? The BBC Good Food app is the dream – a cooking app that gives you step-by-step instructions on how to perfect your baking skills.

Why is it so good? It offers 20 free recipes, 50 glossary items, cooking tips and a multiple timer tool all in the one app.

How much? Free to download, but charges for additional curated cookbooks.


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5. Escoffier Cook’s Companion

What is it? Featuring multiple kitchen timers and measurement converters, the aptly-titled Escoffier is designed to teach you the master chef’s basics, allowing you to learn the ins and outs of cooking from the beginning.

Why is it so good? The app provides tools to help you before you even begin cooking, such as equipment and ingredient guides, along with a comprehensive glossary defining cooking jargon ensuring recipes never become a guessing game.

How much? Nuffink – but with ads.


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6. Substitution

What is it? Got guests coming over for tea that are intolerant of some things and allergic to others? Then get involved in Substitution, the baking app that shows you how to work around these details carefully. 

Why is it so good? The app presents options for vegans and gluten-free guests, along with substitutions for more specific ingredients. Also, you can find alternatives to foods you simply don’t like or don’t have on hand, or use the app’s search function for the more obscure videos.

How much? €2.99.

  • Download on iOS
  • You can't download it on Android per sé, but you CAN download this app –which is pretty much the same thing.

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