Some recipes will call for different utensils. Here is a MASTER LIST.
These a list of basic utensils and pictures that you will probably need for cooking.
Whisk, very essential for stir things together, If you don't have a whisk you might as well not cook. A Whisk is a need!!
Beater, Higher power whisk
Measuring Cup, I would recommend a standard two cup one but anything works
Teaspoon and Table spoons, they're relatively small and most of the time metal
Sifter, a cup with a wire mesh at the bottom, rotating metal tube to grind powders into smaller things
These are the BASIC things that you will need. If a recipe calls for something that isn't on this list you should get it.