Last weekend I popped to Ikea to take a look at some of the new things they had in for Christmas. I usually get a lot of my decorations there as for the last few years I’ve had a red and white theme. While I was there I picked up a few baking bits. Like last year I’m planning a few christmas baking posts over the next few weeks and these things will be perfect to display them.
Firstly I picked up these lovely cake and loaf cases, I love that they’re square and will be perfect for some little christmas muffins and the larger one will look lovely with a spiced loaf. They have a really pretty metallic finish, and will look super festive filled with yummy treats this Christmas. These cost £3.
I also picked up some more pretty cake cases, again in keeping with my red and white christmas theme. These are slightly shallower than traditional paper cake cases and come in two sizes. These will look adorable for christmas themed cupcakes and treats. These cost £1.75
Last year me and rob attempted out first ginger bread house. We didn’t use any kind of cutter or kit and although we had loads of fun and lot’s of laughs making it, it’s appearance certainly left something to be desired. So this year when we give it another try I’ll be using this handy set of cutters to hopefully create the perfect iced christmas cottage. I recently picked up some new vintage recipes which included a ginger bread recipe, so I’ll definitely be sharing that on the blog very soon. This set cost £5.
I also bought a cookie cutter wheel, which features 4 shapes and should make cookie cutting a doddle. I have a few different biscuit recipes planned and would also like to make some salt dough decorations with the girls so this will definitely go to good use. This cost £2.75
Lastly I got a couple of glass plates to display my baked creations on, at the moment I’m using one of them to display some Christmas scented candles with I picked up in Primark. The plates cost £1.50 each.
I’m already feeling really festive and can’t wait to start decorating the tree, start wrapping presents and make lot’s of lovely wintery bakes to enjoy!
View the full range of christmas baking products here.
Ellie (The Storybook Girl)November 24, 2014 at 7:15 pm
Festive baking is the very best kind of baking, I think! My sister and I attempted a ginger bread house last year but it didn’t quite turn out as we had hoped, although we had lots of fun making a mess of the kitchen! The cookie cutter wheel is such a great idea, and I’m really looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful festive bakes 🙂
Love, Ellie x
vintagefrillsNovember 26, 2014 at 10:03 am
Thank you, ginger bread houses are definitely harder than they look! Hoping this cutter will save the day this year! xxx
lurayNovember 24, 2014 at 8:09 pm
Love the gingerbread cottage patterns, especially how the roof pieces slot together. That has to be more secure than the usual method of pasting on the roof with icing! Looking forward to seeing your finished cottage!
vintagefrillsNovember 26, 2014 at 10:04 am
Definitely, last year our roof just kept sliding off!
Jessica CangianoNovember 25, 2014 at 5:13 am
Yay!!! I love that the holiday cooking and baking season is upon us again. I just got a great new apron (my old one was on it’s last legs and then some) and will be putting it through it’s courses this December for sure! 🙂
vintagefrillsNovember 26, 2014 at 10:05 am
Festive baking is the best! I might have to wear some of my collection of vintage aprons to get me into the baking spirit! xxx