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Fancy yourself a star baker? Secure yourself a Paul Hollywood handshake with our curation of kitchen essentials. With a host of baking shows set to return this autumn, there’s never been a better time to get the rolling-pin out.
Who says you need to be a cooking connoisseur to make your very own showstopper? With the nation’s favourite baking show set to return to our screens this August, we felt inspired to reach for the mixing bowl in homage of a fresh batch of hopeful contestants. Forget soggy bottoms, you’re set to become a star baker with these homeware essentials. From KitchenAids to mixing bowls and a selection of confectionary for those less inclined to bake, we’ve curated the top baking supplies you’ll need to secure the much-coveted Paul Hollywood handshake…

In The Mix

The perfect mixing bowl for cakes, cookies and loaves, this Mason Cash Mixing Bowl is an essential for budding newbies and seasoned pros alike. This high quality, chip-resistant earthenware bowl has a heavyweight feel, so it does not move during manual mixing. Not only is the patterned exterior aesthetically pleasing to the eye but is also helps you grip the bowl - what a cracking good detail.

Mason and Cash Medium Size Mixing Bowl, £13.50; available in-store at Fenwick Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester and Kingston.

Cook with Confidence

From Choux pastry to Croquembouche, set yourself new confectionary challenges or simply feast your eyes on mouth-watering photography with this recipe book. Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding is our Food Editor’s personal favourite. Brimming with a host of fresh ideas and aesthetically pleasing artwork, this recipe book is the perfect treat for the baker in your life who considers themselves the best in the batch.

Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, £25; available in-store at Fenwick of Bond Street, Bracknell, Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Newcastle, Tunbridge Wells and York.

Do the Twist

Share your passion for baking with this contemporary cream KitchenAid Stand Mixer. A must-have in every bakers’ arsenal, the beater rotates in one direction while the whisk rotates in the other; pushing the ingredients towards the centre of the bowl and creating the high-quality results this kitchen appliance is renowned for. Used by the contestants on this year show, doughn’t worry; be happy with this new addition.

KitchenAid Almond Cream 4.8 litre Stand Mixer, £499; available in-store at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston and Newcastle.

Queen of Confectionary

Everyone knows the unwritten rule of any baking show is that you must watch it whilst eating something sweet. To help make sure you stick to these rules (tough, we know), we added English Rose & Violet Creams from Charbonnel et Walker to our curation - beautifully British and decidedly delicious.

English Rose & Violet Creams from Charbonnel et Walker, £26; available online and in all Fenwick stores.

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