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Bake it pretty

By Sophie
Bake it pretty

Baking has recently emerged as the nation’s new obsession. Images of the Queen’s coronation have streamed onto screens in recent months, and many of us have been coming over all 1950s.

If nostalgic black and white photos of street parties weren’t enough to get us running to our rolling pins, then recent baking programmes such as the BBC’s Great British Bake Off certainly have.

Making life and its loves easier, The Student Guide has searched the net for this summer’s best baking must – haves...

The Book

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, BBC Books, £11.49 

A classic from a lady who knows her cakes! Mary Berry is a baking legend and this book contains everything you need for successful baking!

The Tips

  • Use butter not margarine! It is not a substitute and your granny would not approve.
  • Make sure the butter is super soft to avoid lumpy batter.
  • For moist sponge place an ovenproof bowl of water into the oven with the cake. 

Bake it right

Measure, sprinkle, cream, mix, cut, bake: there is something pretty and chic for every step of the way; here are some of our favourites:

M-Cups by Fred & Friends, available to buy on Strawberry Fool, £9.99

Delightful Matryroshka measuring cups for the perfect quantities every time. 

Cath Kidson Flour Shaker, at John Lewis, £6

This little tool is perfect for getting lots of air into your mixture without causing a snowstorm in your kitchen!

Alphabet Cutter, John Lewis, £20  

What could be better than spelling out a personal message in biscuits? 

Bake it pretty

TeaCupCakes by Fred and Friends, available on Totally Funky, £12.99

These silicone cup cake moulds are oven friendly and will look unusual and novel when adorning your tea party table. 

Silicone Piping Set, Lakeland Plastic, £9.49

This silicone piping set is super practical. The icing bag is reusable, easy to clean and comes complete with 5 different nozzles. 

Daisy Swirly Cup Cake Stand, Lakeland Plastic, £14.99

This dainty cake stand will make a perfect centre table piece and showcase your baking success in style!

Tagged: food, baking

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