Hurray! The Great British Bake Off is back!
The ultimate baking battle has returned to the most famous tent in the country, as a whole new set of bakers roll up their sleeves and prepare to impress Prue and Paul.
As they whip up sponges and cupcakes, tarts and pastries, we’ve rounded up everything you need to help you do your own baking at home – and all our favourite places to eat cake here at Festival Place, too!
Bake at home
Biscuits: You’ll need a set of ProCook Fluted Round Cookie Cutters, £4 - ideal for the perfect bite-sized biccies.
Victoria sponge: Use good jam – you can pick up a jar of Hartleys Best of Strawberry Jam for just £1 at Poundland.
Afternoon tea: Display your creations proudly on this white porcelain cake stand, £8, from Flying Tiger.
Recipe record: Write down all your favourite recipes so they don’t get lost. This handy pack of 50 recipe cards, £3, from Paperchase lets you pop your instructions on one side, and ingredients on the other.
Cover up: Be the Queen Bee in your kitchen with this stylish Cream Bee apron, £6, from TK Maxx.
Stand up to cancer: Protect your hands and support Cancer Research UK with the Great Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off 2022 Star Baker Double Oven Gloves, £7, from Next.
Ready to eat
Fancy a coffee and a slice of cake while you’re shopping? You'’ll find plenty of sweet treats at FP to tempt your tastebuds.
Stop your shop for a coffee and a slice of locally made cake at Café Apricot. There are vegan and gluten-free options, too.
Worried about making a roulade at home? Try the raspberry and white chocolate one at Café Nero instead – you won’t regret it!
Choose delicious muffins, Millionaire’s Shortbread or chocolate tiffin at Costa – or pick up a bag of mini cakes and share the love.
Add a scoop of ice cream to your cake at The Granary Bakehouse and Café. Did somebody say red velvet and vanilla?
From delicious donuts to moist muffins and crumbly cookies, you’ll find plenty to satisfy a sweet tooth at Greggs.
Pop into the M&S café and choose from an array of delicious cakes, pastries and scones. Or buy a cake to take home and share; who doesn’t want Colin the Caterpillar as a guest at their birthday party?
Your only problem at Patisserie Valerie will be deciding what to choose. Macarons, eclairs, cheesecakes, gateaux; all the cakes look amazing and taste just as good!
Sugary shortbread, buttery croissants, melting chocolate chunk cookies – what's not to like at Pret?
Finally, why not try the pumpkin spice vegan cookie or a toffee apple muffin at Starbucks. Autumnal flavours are back with a bang, and ideal to grab and go.