There have been plenty of flag waving opportunities this year - the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the London Olympics and the first British Wimbledon finalist for 76 years, to name but a few. Its safe to say that 2012 was the year of all things British. Why not continue to celebrate by getting stuck in to National Baking Week. Bake with your kids, bake with your friends, bake with whoever. Just have some fun! (and you could always raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital in the process!)
To encourage you to get your hands floury, here are some of my favorite baking bits.
The legendary Kitchenaid Artisan Stand Mixer
Classic good looks and high quality craftsmanship make this the ultimate food mixer - perfect for an all-in-one sponge cake! The colour shown above (Aqua Sky) isn't available in the UK but it can be found on the web.
Keith Brymer Jones Measuring Bowls
The Kieth Brymer Jones Word Range is a beautiful and contemporary collection of home, table, cook and giftware. These measuring bowls have the words 'full', 'half full' and 'empty' inlaid in green, blue and lilac on the large, medium and small bowls respectively.
This website is a bakers paradise! They are a complete online supplier for creating all things sweet. I dare you to think up a cookie cutter shape that isn't available. Whats more, most of their cutters are part of a 4 for 3 deal. Result!