The Right Ingredients: 10 bake off must haves

The Great British Bake Off is back with a bang.

To mark the occasion we’ve rounded up the 10 Bake Off Must haves that Pru and the gang wouldn’t be seen without.



1. A stainless steel weighing scale

Getting your measurements down to the nearest gram is essential for the pro baker. A stainless steel scale will look just as good in your kitchen as a finessed sponge. The Marsden B-400 is a retail approved scale with superior accuracy. Used by kitchen professionals, this is the ultimate option for the serious baker. Marsden has been the UK’s leading scale manufacturer since 1926 so be assured you are in good hands!

B-400 Trade Approved Bench Scale

2. A ceramic mixing bowl

All that mixing deserves an attractive yet sturdy mixing bowl. In this case traditional is always best. Mason Cash mixing bowls have been every baker’s choice since 1901 and become something of an icon.

10 Bake Off Must haves

Mason Cash Ceramic Mixing Bowl John Lewis £15.00 - £27.99

3. A silicone baking mat

Whether you are a baking newbie or a Bake Off pro, this silicone mat will help you keep bowls steady and give dimensions for a multitude of doughs, dishes and cakes. Plus it is oven proof up to 180 degrees so you know it certainly can handle the heat in your kitchen!

Silicone Baking Mat Marks and Spencer £7.50

4. A standing mixer

There’s no doubt the Kitchen Aid is the ultimate kitchen accessory. These beautiful mixers will help you create a whole host of delicious delicacies.

KitchenAid - Pink 'Artisan' Food Mixer 5KSM175PSBSP Debenhams £499.00

5. A wooden rolling pin

A good wooden rolling pin is the sword of the baker. This sturdy rolling pin from Ikea is an absolute bargain!

MAGASIN Rolling pin Ikea £3.50

6. A personalised cake tin

Where better to store your lovingly baked goods than a personalised cake tin? This beautiful tin from Not on the High Street is perfect for Pru’s classic victoria sponge.

Personalised Grey Cake Tin by JONNY'S SISTER £39.50

7. Silicone utensils

A baker is only as good as their tools. So making sure you have a great set of silicone utensils is a must. This sleek set from Pro Cook is just the ticket!

ProCook Silicone Utensil Set 5 Piece Black Typical Price £26 Only £15

8. A piping set

You can’t create those beautiful cake designs without a decent piping set. This complete set from Lakeland is ideal for all your Bake Off inspired creations.

Complete Cake Decorating Icing Nozzle and Piping Bag Set Lakeland £22.99

9. Cookie cutters

You can’t make delectable biscuits without some great cookie cutters. Lakeland has a great selection ranging from unicorns to a stegosaurus.

Cookie Cutters from £1.99 Lakeland

10. Cookery school

If all else fails, why not treat yourself to some cooking lessons with the Waitrose Cookery School? Don’t let your souffle's flop! Learn to be a baker Paul would be proud of...you never know you might even get a handshake.

Waitrose Cookery School

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