Bakers, fire up your ovens! If you’re in the pursuit of the perfect crumb, this is the post for you. From moulds to mixers and everything in between, we’re showing you the must-have products for your kitchen. All you need is your RCS Card and an insatiable desire to get baking!

 

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PREHEAT YOUR OVEN: THE BASICS

There’s nothing better than a well-stocked pantry and a line-up of shiny gadgets to get you going. And as every baker worth their salt (and sugar) knows, the best baked goods all start with the right tools.

 

Let’s look at the basics: your spoons and bowls. You’ll be using these in virtually every recipe, so stock up. The Prestige three-piece wooden spoon set (R39.95, Pick n Pay) is a great place to start, and it pairs well with the black and white non-stick mixing bowl from @home (R99). No slips means no spills!

 

Tired of using wine bottles as rolling pins? It’s time to level up. Add a Millini non-stick rolling pin (R79.99, Checkers) to your stash, and while you’re in-store, make sure you’re stocked up on baking tins. Good-quality non-stick pans are every baker’s best friend. We love the champagne six-hole muffin tin (R69.99), as well as the Millini mini loaf pan (R79.99, both Checkers), which you can use to make four tiny loaves. Calories don’t count in mini cakes, right?

 

Don’t forget to grab cookie sheets in a range of sizes to cater for all types of biscuits – some like to be packed close, while others need their space. From small to large, Pick n Pay has a great range (from R54.99).

 

 

GET A LITTLE F(L)ANCIER

Once you’ve nailed the basics, you’ll want to step your baking up a notch. Ready to record your first YouTube video? Whether it’s scrumptious crumpets or the chocolatiest brownies, it’s all about the right equipment.

 

If you’re serious about baking, you must invest in a quality kitchen mixer. We love the Kenwood Prospero Kitchen Machine (R3 799, Loot), but if we were in the mood to spoil ourselves, we’d close our eyes and swipe for the utterly gorgeous Kenwood Chef Titanium Kitchen Machine (R6 920, Loot). It’s the stuff that bakers’ dreams are made of, offering effortless whipping, blending, beating and mixing for the richest cakes and desserts.

 

 

THE CHERRY ON TOP

When it comes to the final touch, glacé cherries aren’t going to cut it. Go all out with edible cake décor, bright cupcake wrappers or fancy frosting. We’re mad about the biscuit and icing gun set from @home (R449) – and don’t forget your silicone spatula (R49.95, Pick n Pay) for getting every last bit of icing out of the bowl!

 

Serve your creations on these fun ‘Yum o’clock’ plates with matching napkins (both R59, Superbalist), and ensure your tea stays hot until the last bite of cake with this ‘Freshly Baked’ USB cup warmer (R279, Superbalist).

 

GET IT ALL WITH YOUR RCS CARD

Your RCS Card is as versatile as you are, giving you the freedom to shop at over 24 000 retailers – a true baker’s delight! With up to 55 days interest free and access to cash, you need it. It’s a no-brainer. Apply for your RCS Card and spoil yourself – and your lucky loved ones!

 

* Prices were correct at time of publication, but are subject to change.