With Christmas fast approaching it’s time to start getting busy in the kitchen. There’s always plenty of baking to be done throughout the festive period, with the traditional Christmas cake, treats for the kids to take into school, goodies for the office, the Christmas pud and not forgetting the cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve! To help get you kitted out, we’ve created a list of the essentials that no budding baker should be without. All that’s left to do is roll your sleeves up and get stuck in.

Get kitted out

Let’s face it – if you’re baking with the kids, or even baking on your own, things are going to get messy. So you’ll need an apron along with some oven gloves for those hot trays and tea towels to clean the mess up afterwards. Here are some of our favourite choices to get your started:


From left to right:  Grey Floral Apron – £5; Tea Towel Grey Floral 3pk- £5; Double Oven Glove Grey Floral– £5

Kitchen scales and measuring tools

You might like to guesstimate when it comes to your culinary creations but there are undoubtedly some bakes that really need accurate measurements. Kitchen scales are naturally the first place to start but there’s a huge variety of baking accessories out there that will make life easier as well. Make sure you’re ready to bake to perfection with these essential measuring tools

Mixing by hand

If you’re feeling energetic and you want to do everything by hand you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right equipment to get the job done. From a large mixing bowl and whisk to handy sieves, we’ve got everything you need for your next baking bonanza.



From left to right: Wilko big mixing bowl – £2; Stainless steel whisk – £3; Flour sifter – £3

Hand mixers and blenders

And for those jobs where you need a little extra help, look no further than our great range of blenders, mixers and food processors. With all of the power you could need, these appliances will make sure you’ll whizz through all those bakes.

Wilko Hand Blender 4 Piece Set Black  Wilko Everyday Value Hand Mixer White Wilko Matt Black Stand Mixe 1000W

From left to right: Wilko Hand Blender 4 Piece Set Black – £20; Wilko Everyday Value Hand Mixer White – £6; Wilko Matt Black Stand Mixer – £60

Essential baking utensils

To perfect all those signature bakes, you won’t want to be without all those extra accessories. What baking session is complete without a spatula (to get all the cake mix out of the bowl), a rolling pin (to create the perfect pastries) or a trusty wooden spoon?

Baking trays, cake tins and essentials for the oven

Nothing’s worse than a cake that’s stuck to your baking tray so prepare your baking for the oven with some essential non-stick items:


Wilko Greaseproof n Bake Paper 5m x 37.5cm

From left to right: Greaseproof paper – £1; Wilko cup muffin tray – £7; Wilko loose bake cake tin – £2.50

Cake decorating supplies and finishing touches

Now all of the hard work’s done – it’s time to get cracking with those all-important finishing touches. Be sure to cool your baking properly first on a wire cooling rack before adding icing and decorating. Don’t forget some pretty cake cases as well. Then how about presenting your new creations on a fancy cake stand? Now that’s a showstopper!

Cake tins and stylish storage

Last but by no means least, you’ll need to find some pretty storage for those beautiful cakes, biscuits and bakes ready for when your next set of guests arrive.


From left to right: Round cake tins – £8; Cake tin and stand – £15; Whitefurze cake box– £5


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