Wednesday, 31 August 2011

This Week's Best Baking Buys

So I've been very good with my baking spending recently, but I'm afraid with The Great British Bake Off showcasing some seriously sexy items I have not been able to resist.

Of course the KitchenAid mixer is something that is always catching my eye, and if I could buy their little individual kitchens they all have then I'd even put one in my bedroom believe me. But both of those things are out of reach.

There were a couple of things within easy each though, I loved the look of the heavy duty baking sheet, I was saying only last week how I needed one without a lip, mainly for when I'm baking my giant cupcakes as sometimes I need to do two in one night and it would be handy to be able to put two in the oven at the same time. Luckily, Tesco has everything, of course, and I found this one there for £8.25 which I didn't think was too bad, sometimes you shouldn't always get the cheapest. It's also great because it was such a large surface area the baking possibilities will be endless!

I was also really intrigued by their piping bags, I go through so many it's actually a little ridiculous, I use them do much they end up splitting at the seams but find it hard to find one to fit my large icing nozzles and you can't exactly measure them first as none of the bags say what size they are. then ofcourse The Great British Bake Off contestants were using disposable blue ones, which fit for any nozzles as all you have to do it cut them to fit! Perfect, and they're biodegradable so you can use them guilt free. I my blue Savoy bags from eBay, but these are exactly the same from The Craft Company, 10 for £3.12. I'll do another post when I've given them a go, I'm always after the perfect swirls.

In October I have a weeding cupcake order for 150 cupcakes and a top tier with a pink and butterfly theme, which I love as it's my favourite theme to do! We're meeting up next week to discuss the details but I went ahead any ordered these butterfly plungers, I've wanted them for ages and saves me having to buy ready made butterflies in the future. These will be great for girly cakes and I can't wait to give them ago, I'm thinking pinks, glitter and shimmer! The plungers are veined too so they give off a bit more detail, I already have the leaf design one and they work great. They come in a pack of three, various sizes for £7.99 from The Cake Decorating Company.

I can't wait to give all of these a go at the weekend, I also have my eye on one of the loose bottomed pie dishes....I think I might be trying out some pastry at the weekend...and maybe some cupcakes! Pin It Now!

6 comments:

  1. Ooh I love shopping for baking stuff. I really have to stop myself. I usually get my piping bags from lakeland - they're only 12p each if you buy a pack of 50 (or 18p if you get the blue silicone ones) I've had my eye on the butterfly cutters for ages but not sure what I will make with them. I'll wait for inspiration from you :)

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  2. Excellent baking purchases! I bought new disposable piping bags recently as well. Went for Lakeland's "get-a-grip" bags as I've heard they're good. Have you used them before?

    I also lust after the individual kitchen spaces on The Great British Bake Off. I think it would make a great addition to a bedroom!

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  3. I'm hoping mine are the grippy ones, the Lakeland website is down for maintenance at the moment so I couldn't get a good look, but I'm going in on saturday - which will be dangerous after payday! I spend more on bakeware than I do clothes I'm sure!

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  4. I NOW want them all! LOL! I love Lakeland and when I am home in the UK I head for the big one in York!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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  5. Some great shopping there.

    Particularly love the butterfly stamps - how pretty!

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