Bake Off fever has swept the nation and applications are now open for Bake Off 2016.
Has GBBO inspired your inner baker? Now is the time to start practising - or if you’re not competitive, it’s still a great excuse to just bake. Dust off your recipe books and for extra inspiration, here are some scrumptious creations by the bloggers at My Baking Addiction.
To make sure you have what you need in your bakeware selection, here's the Mahahome ultimate guide to essential Bake Off bakeware:
Image Source: Chocolate Stout Cake
Week one in the tent always shows off the bakers’ cake baking skills. Hone in on your cake making and decorating skills to achieve the light and airy texture.
ChecklistCake tin - £4.10 Cooling rack - £4.60 Cake stand - £17.99
Image Source: Apple and Peanut Butter Cupcakes
The staple of any baking repertoire. Perfect for experimenting with flavour combinations and they look absolutely stunning (also a big success at cake sales)!
Checklist12 Cup Muffin Tin - £12.99 Rainbow Cupcake cases - £1.81 Piping bag set - £11.99 Sparkling Decorations - £3.87 Cake stand - £11.66 Carry case - £22.85
Image Source: English Muffin Bread
Mastering an expertly-risen loaf is a sure way to become an expert baker and impress Paul Hollywood. The key to Bake Off success is mastering the basics of bread. Every star-baker on bread week made it to the final. Time to start practising!
ChecklistRussell Hobbs Freestanding Mixer - £199.99 Mixing Bowls - £24.05 Loaf Tin - £2.50
Image Source: Salted Caramel Tart
Pastry week was a tough challenge that led to the Bake-Off catchphrase ‘Soggy Bottom’. In order to avoid such a fate, be prepared with all things pastry. Mary and Paul look for pastry perfection and so should you.
ChecklistPastry baking tray - £2.15 Mini Tart case - £2.38 Rolling pin - £5.83 Pastry brush - £0.86 Pastry cutters - £2.45 Pastry board - £8.00
Image Source: Oreo Pudding Cookies
Perfect for afternoon tea, batches of biscuits are not only delicious but are easier to bake for more inexperienced bakers. Test yourself with more complex and adventurous favours as you go to refine your skills.
ChecklistBaking tray - £5.36 Cookie cutters - £2.48 for set of 6 Cookie jar - £3.99
Need more? Check out the full Mahahome Bakeware Range!
(Prices correct at the time of writing - 09/12/2015)