The nation is going baking crazy and if like us, you want to join in the action,  we have everything you could possible need to be a star baker!

Before you get started, here’s a list of essentials no budding baker can do without:

Mixing bowl
Rolling pin
Weighing scales
Cake tins
Cake slice

For other baking bits & bobs, check out our baking section online at! Whether you’re whipping up a cake, a pie or just a mess, you will find everything from rolling pins and measuring cups to pie dishes, flour shakers and icing sets.

We love:

From left: Mason Cash mixing bowl – £10; Oink Mixing spoon – £1; Love Hearts apron – £5

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From left: Salter kitchen scales – £10; Spring form cake tin£7; Cake slice£3

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Getting organised

There’s nothing better than baking in an organised kitchen. Stock up on jars in every shape and size to decant all of your ingredients into. Not only do they look great but will make baking easier – with just a quick glance you’ll know exactly what ingredients you have and what you need to stock up on ready for your next big bake.

From left: Kilner preserve jar 1 litre£3; Kilner twist top jar 228ml£1.50; Kilner clip top jar 1 litre£3

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The professional approach

For super fast, professional results use the Wilko 800W stand mixer (£50). This stylish gadget will look great in your kitchen.

Get the whole family involved

Why not have a family bake off of your own? We have some great tools to get you started including these gingerbread man cookie cutters and this chocolate heart mould. And if you’re feeling adventurous, this cake pop set is sure to keep them entertained for hours:

From left: Gingerbread man cookie cutters£1.50; Chocolate heart moulds – £2; Cake pop set£27

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And for a perfect place to display your marvellous creations, try these:

From left: Glass cake stand 32cm£6; 2 tier white cake stand£7; Cupcake carousel (displays 12 cupcakes) – £12

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If you’re looking for inspiration, this recipe book is full of fantastic ideas for baking, so why not give it a try?

Don’t forget to tweet us with your culinary creations @LoveWilko

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