GO Get Baking
Whether you're just starting out or an experienced baker, you'll find everything you need to create a showstopper right here. So what are you waiting for? Ready, steady...bake!
BEST FOR BUDDING BAKERS
Want to try baking, but unsure where to begin? We have the kitchen kit you'll need to begin your baking journey. Grab a tin for a big Victoria sponge or a muffin tray for smaller treats, and don't forget a wire rack to let your creations cool down. Lightweight hand mixers take the effort out of beating, whipping or whisking, while being relatively inexpensive.
MIX IT UP
Time for an upgrade. Stand mixers are key for carrying out most baking tasks, saving you time (and saving your arms, too). Alternatively, food processors can mix ingredients, knead dough and complete many other kitchen tasks, too. Why not try making your own bread with a breadmaker? Look for one with a delay timer and wake up to a fresh, homemade loaf every morning.
Control your kitchen with smart appliances. Pre-heat your oven while out, before checking the fridge camera for missing ingredients. After baking, tell the dishwasher what you're putting in and how dirty it is to get the perfect cycle.
No more grubby fingerprints on recipe books or tablets. Have a smart speaker take you through a recipe step-by-step, plus get them to help with measurement conversions and set a timer.
Your oven is probably too hot or you may have placed the tin too near the top of the oven. Cracking can also happen if you overfill the tin so make sure you've got the right size for the mixture.
You may have added too much raising agent. Measure your baking powder or bicarbonate of soda carefully before adding.
The cake tin may not have been lined properly or you may have greased it too much. Or, your oven may have been too high.
Top tip: When baking sponge, wrap the outside of the tin with a wet tea towel and tie with string to stop the edges from burning and to achieve a nice even rise.
This is usually because the cake mixture didn't have enough air beaten into it. Try an electric whisk to get more of a light and fluffy texture and be careful when folding in ingredients as you don't want to knock the air out.