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Baking Essentials: What You Need to Become a Great British Bake Off Pro

The Great British Bake Off is back on our screens! We’ve picked out some of our favourite baking essentials to help you become the star baker of your own kitchen…

The Great British Bake Off returned on Tuesday 26 September for a 14th season, welcoming a group of 12 new bakers to the tent! The new season, which welcomes new host Alison Hammond alongside Noel Fielding, inspired us to unleash our inner baker.

Here, we pick out some of our favourite baking essentials to whip up a storm up in the kitchen. On your marks, get set, bake…

Annabel James

Set of three cake tins

A set of three Emma Bridgewater cake tins with flowers

These nesting cake tins in Emma Bridgewater’s charming seasonal flower design, featuring dahlias, tulips, and sunflowers are a must-have for any baking enthusiast.

Their delightful appearance adds a touch of elegance to any kitchen, while their practicality shines through in their ability to store cakes and treats with ease.

When not in use, these tins can be neatly stacked, making them a space-saving solution. This versatile set perfectly embodies Annabel James’ commitment to offering exquisite home accessories and gifts, wrapped beautifully and delivered with care, ensuring a delightful baking experience for all.

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Mixer Design Series in Blossom

A KitchenAid stand mixer in a soft light green colour with a copper bowl

Take your baking to the next level with a KitchenAid stand mixer!

This Mixer Design Series in Blossom has been designed to inspire and elevate your culinary creations. Its soft thyme green colour and botanical accents create a captivating aesthetic.

The hammered copper bowl, with a food-safe interior, adds an exquisite touch, while solid stainless steel accessories handle every baking task with ease.

Combining strength and beauty, it’s a testament to over a century of engineering expertise, ensuring stability for even the heaviest mixtures. It’s not just an appliance; it’s a work of art that empowers your creative expression in the kitchen.

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Cake stand

A cake stand with a cork base and black ceramic top on a white background

Crafted from organic cork and earthenware ceramic, this stunning cake stand is essential in any baker’s kitchen.

Don’t underestimate the power of a great cake stand, it’s the secret weapon in a baker’s arsenal, transforming sweet creations into edible masterpieces. They simplify the art of decorating and sharing, turning any baked delight into a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

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Annabel James

Hummingbird Apron

Annabel James Apron in blue with pink hummingbirds and neutral coloured flowers

Every baker should be equipped with a stylish apron!

Practical and stylish, adorned with vibrant pink hummingbirds against a sky-blue backdrop, this delightful kitchen accessory designed by Sara Miller is an all-round winner.

Crafted from durable 250gsm 100% cotton heavy twill material, it’s ready to withstand the rigours of baking. The addition of a handy hanging loop makes it easy to grab when inspiration strikes.

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Sophie Allport

Fetch Double Oven Glove

Sophie Allport double oven gloves in a sage blue colour with illustrated dogs

Sophie Allport’s oven gloves are an essential addition for bakers, combining practicality with a delightful touch of style.

In a soothing sage blue hue, they showcase Sophie’s charming illustrations of various dog breeds, adding character to any kitchen.

Crafted from 100% cotton, these double oven gloves offer ample protection while the polyester thermal layer inside the hand pockets ensures added safety.

The convenient loop allows for easy hanging, making them not just a functional choice but also a chic kitchen accessory. Whether you’re handling hot trays or adding a dash of charm to your baking area, these gloves have you covered.

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Gold Measuring Cups

A nest of gold measuring cups by ProCook

ProCook measuring cups are a baker’s best friend, offering precision and convenience.

This set includes 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, and 1-cup measures, ensuring accurate ingredient portions. Crafted from stylish gold-coloured stainless steel, they add a contemporary flair to your kitchen.

With the smart nesting design and dishwasher-safe feature, they’re not only practical but also effortlessly maintain their gleaming charm.

Say goodbye to misplaced cups and hello to stress-free baking.

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