Once upon a time baking was about tea time, kids parties and traditional fruit cakes for festive occasions. Today it has taken on a life of its own with a thriving, pinteresting and committed community who blog, pin and ice the latest and greatest trends as they rise and fall.

First it was cupcakes, then it was macarons, then it was cake pops and lately we've been seeing a lot of tasty looking doughnuts... Whatever the flavour of the month, it helps to have a good artillery of baking gear to help you beat the flop and turn out hits for family and friends.

Non-stick baking trays, springform tins, Silpats, icing spatulas, a range of paper and silicone cupcake cases and even a macaron-making kit? The world is your oyster.

Also, look out for some of our latest additions to the bakeware range in the baking ingredients category. Tasty. If you're a fan of Pinterest, here's some baked inspiration.

In the words of Julia Child: “I think every woman should have a blowtorch”. We couldn't agree more. Happy baking, folks.