Thursday, 15 September 2011

My New Baking Buys!

My whole family have now clocked onto the obsession I have with baking and all that comes with it. This, apparently, is not a bad thing as I get presents like this...


As a thank you for babysitting over the summer, my aunt bought me these as a way of encouraging me further into attempting decorating cakes. Here, I have an icing turntable, a rolling pin, a modelling tool, some flower cutters, a 'decorating triangle' and a book on how to use these mind baffling tools. I was hugely touched that so much thought had gone into these and was immediately compelled to go buy icing and bake cake. I chickened out, of course...



Alongside this, my OH's mum bought me this book following a conversation about how I learnt to bake at the side of my grandma who always had her trusty BeRo at hand. All of the recipes that I remember are in there; Maids of Honour, Viennese Fingers, the lot!



I've also made a few of my own buys recently, all of which kept Lakeland in business! I bought icing to go with my new presents, a new piping set to replace the rubbish excuse for a piping bag I currently have and I also bought a new cookie cutter which the woman forgot to take out of the basket and scan, hmmm....

Lakeland currently have a buy one, get one half price offer going on and I bought a new baking sheet that gratefully isn't silicone and a cake ring which is effectively a bundt tin! My brother also bought me an icing spatula so I am one very happy girly!

11 comments:

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

I think I have all of these too! The turntable is invaluable!! The piping nozzles are great for the big swirls too and I love my big pallet knife, you'll love all of these, I think I have shares in Lakeland too now

Rachael said...

I hope so, I can't decorate to save my life! Lakeland is the best place to have shares, if we could buy them!

Dzoli said...

I know what si happening now.Family and friends don't worry anymore what to buy you for birthaday christmas ...I have tons of cookbooks from thsoie occasions and what's ncie always coup;le of great cooking coursed as present;) Enjoy:)

Pistachio and Rose said...

Kevin really is beautiful, your very lucky!! Nice blog!

Rachael said...

Dzoli, I welcome as many cookbooks as my shelves can hold!

Pistachio and Rose, thank you very much! :)

Jo said...

Lovely presents! I'm particularly envious of the icing turntable. Looking forward to seeing some beautifully decorated cakes!

Rachael said...

I am very lucky! I'm sure the turntable was affordable, it claims to be 'suitable for students'! Thanks, I'll try to impress!

The Caked Crusader said...

Lovely selection of goodies there - you must put them to good use or they'll be sad!

Glad to hear about the Lakeland offer (not sure Mr CC will agree) as I'm visiting one of their stores this weekend!

Lucy said...

I'm very envious of all your purchases! I can never leave Lakeland without a new treat :)

Shaheen said...

I'm envious too, esp. of that turntable.

Rachael said...

Thanks everyone :)

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