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10 of the Best DIY Baking Kits

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From rainbow bagels to Nutella brownies

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Restaurants and bakeries may be opening up again next week, but the momentum for at-home cooking and baking isn’t going anywhere. And whether lockdown has turned you into a pro in the kitchen or you need a bit of a helping hand, these DIY baking kits ensure a delicious end result. 

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 Best DIY Baking Kits

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Primrose Bakery

Primrose Bakery

Remember the cupcake hype of the late Noughties? It originated with Primrose Bakery’s divine pastel-coloured creations. The bakery is still going strong, and recently launched DIY kits for some of its best creations. Create a show-stopping five-layer rainbow cake or a selection of colourful vanilla cupcakes, with all the dry ingredients, a step-by-step recipe card, decorations and a pallet knife included in each box. From £30, plateaway.com

GAIL'S Cinnamon Buns

Bake at Home Cinnamon Buns, Gail’s

The cinnamon buns from Gail’s are legendary for a reason – and now you can create your own at home. The best bit? The process couldn’t be easier, particularly as there’s a handy step-by-step video to watch online. £16, gailsbread.co.uk

Lola's Cupcakes Baking Kits

Cookies & Cream Kit, Lola’s Cupcakes

All cake lovers know that anything with Oreos in is a sure-fire winner – and the Cookies & Cream cake from Lola’s Cupcakes is no exception. This handy kit comes with freshly baked sponge, chocolate ganache, buttercream and Oreos – plus some handy tools, such as a palette knife, cake board and presentation box. £39.99, lolascupcakes.co.uk

Rainbow Bagel Bread Kit, Honeywell Bakes

Rainbow Bagel Bread Kit, Honeywell Bakes

If you’re after an Instagram-friendly bake, this rainbow bagel bread kit from Honeywell Bakes certainly fits the bill. Inside you’ll find all the pre-weighed ingredients for a set of colourful bagels – all you need to do is add water, bake and eat. Remember to get that all-important snap before tucking in. £16, honeywellbakes.com

Cookie dough

Bake-it-yourself Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Lily Vanili

Sitting just off Columbia Road, Lily Vanilli has been reeling in the queues since it opened back in 2010 – but now it’s your turn. Have a go at making your very own version of the bakery’s dark chocolate and sea salt cookies with this kit, which comes with pre-made dough – all you need to do is pop it in the oven. £25, lilyvanilli.com

Little Cooks Co

Little Cooks Co

Keen to get your kids interested in cooking? Try Little Cooks Co, a subscription-based recipe kit company targeted at children. Each month a box will be delivered through your letterbox – addressed directly to your little cook – including all the dry, organic ingredients needed to make a healthy bake alongside a recipe card and some extra games and activities. From £8.33 per box, littlecooksco.co.uk

Blondie's Kitchen DIY Kits

Stuff it Yo’self DIY Kit, Blondie’s Kitchen

The UK’s first and only milk and cookies bar, Blondie’s Kitchen was an instant hit when it launched in Oxford Street’s Selfridges back in 2016. Founded by two blonde foodies and professionally trained chefs, Kristelle and Chelsie, the bakery focuses on American-style cookies, inspired by a trip to New York. The pair have spent years perfecting the recipe, and now they’re sharing it with fans through a DIY kit. Inside you’ll find ready to bake cookie dough and three piping bags filled with your choice of Nutella, Biscoff and Kinder Bueno Cream. The stuff of dreams. £24.50, blondieskitchen.co.uk

Paul Bread Baking Kit

Paul Home Bread Maker Kit

Baking your own bread can be tricky, but this DIY kit from Paul will ensure the process runs smoothly. It comes with 2kg of flour, active dried yeast and a dough scraper, plus a bread proving basket and cotton Sac à Pain to keep your bread in after baking. £38, paul-uk.com

Madeleine Kit, Mon Dessert

Madeleine Kit, Mon Dessert

This kit from Mon Dessert will help you make nine chocolate-dipped Madeleines encrusted with green pistachios. Don’t worry if they’re gone in a flash – the kit also includes a mould so you can create the shell shape again. £29, mondessert.co.uk

Great British Bake Off Box

Great British Bake Off Box

So you’ve mastered the art of making sourdough and you’re looking for your next challenge. We’ve got just the ticket: Great British Bake Off’s new subscription service, which delivers a recipe created by the hit TV show’s experts to your door each month, alongside ingredients and a piece of stylish baking equipment. From £19.99 per month, bakeoffbox.co.uk