It’s that time of year again! Pull up a pew and pour yourself a cuppa ready to watch a select group of amateur bakers slog it out on Britain’s favourite baking show. That’s right, the Great British Bake Off is back!

As the hopeful contestants frantically mix, bake and decorate in a bid to wow the judges with signature, technical and showstopper bakes, like many of us, you might find yourself inspired to roll up your sleeves and put on your pinny. Look no further than Wilko for all the things you need to create a home made bake off of your own.

Before you start opening the flour and cracking the eggs, here’s a list of essentials no budding baker can do without:

Mixing bowl
Rolling pin
Cake tins
Cake slice

For all the baking must-haves, check out our baking section online! Whether you’re whipping up a cake, a pie or your desert of choice you will find everything from rolling pins and measuring cups to pie dishes, flour shakers and icing sets.

Getting technical

Unlike standard cooking, baking requires precise measuring and weighing. You can’t go throwing in a bit of this and a bit of that, so unless you’re a real pro in the kitchen, you’re going to need some kitchen scales. If perfectly shaped sponge cakes is what you’ll be cooking up then grab yourself a cake tin. From square, round and cupcake sized to deep and shallow, you’ll find the tin of your choice. For super fast, professional results choose from our range of mixers. From standard to top of the range, you’ll have no trouble mixing up a sweet treat! Channel that inner Mary Berry!

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. The on trend Kilner jars look great in any kitchen setting, choose from twist top and clip top jars to keep your ingredients fresh and easily accessible.

Kilner preserve jarkilner twist top jarkilner clip top jar

Get the whole family involved

Why not have a family bake off of your own? We have some great tools that’ll keep little ones entertained and enthusiastic about baking including cookie cutters and heart-shaped moulds. If there’s any hand mixing to be done, get the kids involved. But be warned, things are bound to get messy!

It’s all about presentation

OK, well maybe the taste is the most important factor, but presentation counts for a lot. For the perfect place to display your marvellous creations, opt for a cake stand. And don’t forget the cake slice to complete the look.

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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