The Great British Bake Off survival guide

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It’s back, the Great British Bake off, that glorious feast of crisp crumbly biscuits, light fluffy cakes and fresh crusty breads.

It has us here at eBay HQ reaching for our rolling pins and piping bags. But if, like us, your results are more soggy bottom than top table, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got kitchen gadgets and gizmos that will whisk you into a mini Mary Berry overnight. Get ready, set, BAKE!
Lisa Patton, Home and Garden
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Bread maker

Bread maker

If you love fresh home-baked bread but don't have the time or patience for kneading, resting and proving, try a bread maker. Add seeds, nuts and loads of other flavours to your dough to make delicious crusty loaves  that rise every time.
Price £72.90
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Worktop mixer

Worktop mixer

From meringues to cream, gateaux to bread dough, this beauty makes light work of the heavy jobs. Just pour in the ingredients and flick the switch. 

Price £80.90
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Kitchen scales

Kitchen scales

Baking's a precise science so it's pretty important to get your quantities right. These scales will set you off on the right foot.  Just don't mix up the salt and the sugar.

Price £10.99
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Doughnut maker

If you saw how tricky it is to make doughnuts on the show last year, you'll understand how excited I was to find this brilliant doughnut maker

Price £24.99
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Silicon moulds

Silicon moulds

Decorate your cakes with everything from cats to camper vans with these easy-peasy silicon moulds. Simply pour in melted chocolate and pop out perfect props when the chocolate has set.

Price £4.50
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Kitchen timer

Kitchen timer

Timing is everything in cooking - one minute too early and your cake's a catastrophe, one minute too late and you've got burnt brownies. A timer is your best friend in the kitchen. 

Price £2.97
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Chocolate curls

Chocolate curls and cake decorations

Create a masterpiece without the master class with stunning chocolate curls, cigarellos, shavings and transfers.

Price £2.45
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Mini cake maker

Mini cake maker

You really can have your cake and eat it. This mini cake maker will bake your favourite cakes in just 8 minutes - great for when the kid's friends pop over. It has a selection of moulds and can handle many different doughs for perfect puff pastry, muffins and more.

Price £28.90
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Oven gloves

Oven gloves

Keep hands safe while popping trays of baked delights in and out of the oven with these bright fun gloves.

Price £8.95
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Mini chopper

Mini chopper

If your chopping comes with a health warning, trust this mini processor to do the dangerous bit. Chop nuts, herbs and other cake ingredients quickly and safely.

Price £17.45
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Two tone piping bags

Two tone piping bags

Give your cakes and biscuits a professional twist with these quirky two tone icing bags. Pick your favourite football team's colours, or try the romantic red and white combination for Valentine's day cakes.

Price £11.99
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