Everything you need to become a top-notch baker – from bundt pans to mixers

Everything you need to become a top-notch baker – from bundt pans to mixers


The Great British Bake Off is back, so it’s time to dust of your mixer and get stuck in with your own culinary creations.

But in order to cook up a true showstopper, you’re going to need some special kit.

From cake stands to waffle pans, this week’s kitchen-themed Hot List has everything you need to wow Prue and Paul.

Ready, set, bake!

Finch Bakery: Sweet Homemade Treats & Showstopper Celebration Cakes

Whip up a showstopper with this cookbook by Lauren and Rachel Finch: twin sisters and owners of a deliciously fun cake shop.

Prepare for a sugar rush with sticky toffee pudding cake, Nutella-stuffed cookies and strawberry doughnut macarons.

Buy it for £11 from Amazon.

Agnes Enamel Two Tier Cake Stand Brushed Gold/Mint

Flaunt your fancy pastries, macarons and Danishes on this mint green, enamelled cake stand with a brushed gold trim – and make any baking fail look fabulous.

Buy it for £49.50 from Bombay Duck.

Measuring Spoons

After weighing up all the options, Hot List gives full marks to these pastel, ceramic measuring spoons.

Buy it for £10.96 from The Northern Line

Nordic Ware Sweetheart Waffle Pan

It’ll be love at first sight when you clap eyes on this heart-shaped waffle pan. Drizzle your bakes with butter, syrup, fruit and whipped cream for the sweetest breakfast treat.

Buy it for £89 from Divertimenti

Nordic Ware Brilliance Bundt Pan

Even simple sponges look magical in a striking Bundt pan made from aluminium with a non-stick interior.

Buy it for £43.20 from Harts of Stur

Emma Bridgewater Stand Mixer

This cute, polka-dot stand mixer with 5l stainless steel bowl might just be the recipe for success for all your sweet and savoury bakes and cakes.

Buy it for £189.99 from Russell Hobbs

Astrid Flower Round Tins

Keep your cakes, cookies, buns and brioche super-fresh (and hidden away!) in these bold and bright retro flower tins.

Buy it for £24.95 (set of three) from Rex London

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