Posts Tagged ‘Baking’
Monday, June 18th, 2012
It’s no secret that we’re constantly lusting after a Kitchen Aid Artisan mixer!
It’s a brilliant and powerful kitchen machine, hands free mixing is so convenient and the style and design of the mixer is very appealing.
Sadly this kitchen essential doesn’t come cheap – it’s definitely an investment piece – so we’re always on the lookout for special offers. Luck is on our side this week, as Selfridges have a whole host of Kitchen Aid Artisan mixers in their summer sale!
There’s a rainbow of colours available, including electric blue, blue willow, silver cocoa, ice blue, tangerine orange, majestic yellow, cranberry pink and boysenberry purple.
Originally priced up to £449, the Kitchen Aid mixers are in the sale from £379 to £399.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
Novel measuring cup set
If you’re ever looking for some unusual measuring cups, then it’s well worth having a look to see if Anthropologie have any. They’ve previously sold some novel and fun measuring cups, and they’ve done it again with this milk bottle design.
At first glance, the bone china milk bottle looks like it’s one single piece, but when you look closer you realise it’s actually made up of several smaller measuring cups, which can each be used to measure out different quantities of ingredients.
When they’re not in use, they stack together to form this single milk bottle (there’s even some silver on the top like a milk bottle lid!) which can be used for decorative purposes in your kitchen.
The milk bottle measuring cups set costs £22 from Anthropologie.
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
There’s still time to catch a bargain buy at Habitat, where the sale ends on Sunday.
Amongst the bargains we spotted is this Aven ceramic flan dish, measuring 27cm in diameter.
The fluted edge dish is decorated inside with an apple and pear and around the outside of the dish is a jaunty blue ribbon-like pattern.
The Aven white ceramic flan dish was £15, but is now only £8.40 in the sale at Habitat.
Other good buys include a lidded wok with 7 piece accessory set for £16.80, a 12 cup rumbaba silicone cupcake tray for £1.92 and the Cleo black wood CD storage unit for £83.20.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
In an ideal world, I’d love one of these for Christmas. Although I have a trusty old hand-me-down mixer that does incredibly well, sometimes it would be nice not to have to hold it the entire time and let a gadget do the work for me!
The KitchenAid mixer is not only a desirable kitchen gadget, but also a very practical one too. The construction is very solid, with each mixer having a powerful 10 speed motor, and it comes with a wire whisk, flat beater and dough hook, ensuring you can use for multiple mixing needs.
Sadly, the KitchenAid artisan stand mixer does come at a bit of a price – the black one is currently priced at £359.10 and the cranberry one at £389, both from John Lewis (other colours are available too, including blue and cream).
However, there is an extra added bonus offer at the moment, for a free glass bowl worth £57, plus the mixer comes with its usual five year guarantee.
Monday, July 12th, 2010
Set of 0 to 9 bicusit cutters
If you enjoy baking and like the idea of making shaped numerical biscuits or celebratory cakes with numbers, then this set of cookie cutters will get you set up with all the numbers you’ll ever need.
The set of 10 cutters comes complete with a full set of numbers from 0 to 9. Although described as cookie cutters, they work just as well with icing, which makes them ideal for use with decorating birthday or anniversary cakes with appropriate numbers.
The set of number cookie cutters is available from Cox and Cox. It was £20, but is now reduced down to the very affordable price of £8 for the set.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
If you can’t get enough of cupcakes, or you’d love to learn to bake and decorate your own cakes, then this fantastic cupcake kit could provide hours of baking fun.
It contains cupcake recipes, lots of very pretty cupcake cases and decorating tools – all you need to provide are the ingredients and the kitchen to bake in, and voila, pretty cupcakes could soon be on your table.
The cupcake kit is available from Oliver Bonas, where it’s currently reduced in the sale. If you’re not buying it for yourself, it would make a lovely gift for a friend.
For a bit more baking inspiration, then why not also take a look at this cupcake book, which is packed with even more delicious recipes.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
Make your own cookies
Keeping warm indoors is the ideal solution to this cold, snowy weather and there’s nothing like a spot of baking to warm up the kitchen.
We love the idea of these giant snowflake cookie cutters – not least the fact that you can create lovely stained glass effects with them, with the simple addition of some boiled sweets.
The intricately designed cutters measure 19cm in diameter, so you’ll end up with a good sized cookie at the end of it.
The snowflake cookie cutters are in the sale at Cox and Cox, for £9.10.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Heart shaped baking tin
Bake up some treats for your loved ones, with the help of this heart shaped baking tin.
Made of an aluminium non-stick material, the tin has six moulds in heart shapes, which would be perfect for making heart shaped cakes, muffins or desserts.
The heart shaped baking tin is available from Plum and Ivory for £10.