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Whether you’re inspired by baking shows, or just wanting to whip up some tasty treats– we’ve got all you need to master your signature bakes.

Baking for beginners and pros

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Brand new baker?

Want to try baking the basics, but not sure where to begin? Don’t sweat over the sugar – we’ve got the basics to get you baking.
From baking trays and cake tins, to kitchen scales and mixing bowls. All you need to do is pop on your apron, pick a recipe and decide who gets to lick the spoon.

Red whisk stood next to a Kitchen Aid mixer.

Ready to bake a masterpiece?

If you’ve mastered the basics and feeling inspired to try something new, start by upgrading your baking equipment.
Stand mixers make great sous chefs; working on your meringue mix, whilst you crack on with the next steps of your recipe. Or experiment with new flavoured loafs, with a bread maker.

It's all in the prep...

Baking utensils.

Baking utensils

From scoring bread to smoothing over icing, here are our must-haves:

  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Knives
  • Spoons
Kitchen scales.

Kitchen scales

When it comes to baking, measurements are exact for a reason - a few grams out can make all the difference. So, get your measurements spot on with an electric or retro style scale.

Measuring jugs and cups.

Measuring jugs and cups

These are handy for smaller amounts or measuring liquid. Most are suitable for the fridge, freezer and dishwasher, meaning you can use them to store any of your ingredients.

Mixing bowls.

Mixing bowls

Are you even a baker if you don’t have a mixing bowl? Pick stackable bowls that'll provide different sizes for multiple ingredients - they’re easy to store away too.


Marvellous mixers

A person using a KitchenAid 5KHM9212BOB Electric black hand mixer to make fresh cream.

Hand mixers

With up to 5 speeds (including a turbo-speed), you can quickly make light work of mixing, folding or whisking your ingredients together. Their compact size means they’re ideal for reduced portions and for storing away in smaller kitchens too.

A white Kenwood stand mixer on a cluttered kitchen surfact.

Stand mixers

These free-standing sous chefs allow you to continue with your recipe whilst they do the hard work of mixing ingredients together. Their movable arm and attached bowl means less mess, whilst the different attachments cater for your every baking need:

  • Balloon whisk – helps get air in as it whips ingredients into creams, sauces or lighter mixtures.
  • Flat beater – mixes batters, icing etc. into a smooth and even consistency.
  • Dough hook – kneads together dough and heavy pastries.

Baking trays and tins

Cake tins.

Cake tins

Make sure you have the right sized tin for your recipe. Also look for quick release clasps and loose bottoms, to help you seamlessly remove your bake from the tin.

Baked muffins in a muffin tray.

Cupcake and muffin trays

Non-stick resistant coating is essential to reduce your bakes from sticking. Trays with wider edges or grab grips also make it easier to transfer things to and from the oven.

Baking trays.

Baking trays

Ideal for biscuits, scones or eclairs - choose between square or rectangle shapes and go with a non-stick resistant coating. Or remember to use a sheet of baking paper.

Loaf tins.

Loaf tins

Designed for bread or loaf cakes, the high sides help mould and shape your bake. Non-stick options will make getting your bake out easier, or run a knife around the edge to loosen it.

Oven dishes.

Oven dishes

Oven dishes can give your pie that finishing touch. Designed to serve your pudding straight from the dish, the ceramic finish ensures your bake is cooked through.

Food processors

Food processors.

Food processors

With multiple blades, settings and speeds, food processors help chop, slice or blend tougher ingredients like nuts and seeds, into the consistency you need.



Forget squeezing lemons until your hands cramp – a juicer will do all the prep and hardwork for you. Use with hard or soft fruits and pop the fresh juice into your bakes.

Hand blenders.

Hand blenders

Blitz through your recipe with a helpful hand blender. Its slim design means it’s easy to store, whilst its different functions and attachments help smoothly combine your ingredients.

Baking at home?

Roll up your sleeves and dust off your apron. It's time to create your own showstoppers at home and bring out the star baker in you.

A marble cake on a white plate.

Baking recipes

Marble cake, corned beef pie, cookies and more. Try your hand at these amazing recipes the next time you want to bake. Follow the recipes and get ready to enjoy mouth-watering dishes with your friends and family.

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