Do you watch The Great British Baking Show? If not, you don’t know what you are missing!!! My friend, Cindy, that you hear so much about, turned me on to this show a few years ago! It’s shown here in America on PBS and you can catch past seasons on Netflix. The concept of the show, in a nutshell, 12 contestants meet in a large tent/kitchen and complete 3 baking challenges each episode. The winner of the week’s challenges is declared “star baker” for that week! And, each week, someone is sent home. There are some amazing bakers and some fun personalities on this show each season! My twenty-something son even loves it! Plus, the setting is in the glorious English countryside and is just gorgeous!
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The Great British Baking Show Gift Idea Ingredients
A few years ago I decided to give Cindy a themed gift based on The Great British Baking Show. Cindy is quite a baker herself, so this gift was appropriate for her and was such a fun one to put together! I’ve wanted to share this idea here ever since! My idea for this gift came when I saw THIS mixing bowl that is a staple for each of the bakers on The Great British Baking Show. I found it at HomeGoods! I wasn’t able to find this exact bowl, but you can purchase Mason Cash mixing bowls at World Market and on Amazon. These mixing bowls are make in the UK and have quite a rich history. The one I got Cindy is the large size. Then, I filled the bowl with some things for the baker.
The main “ingredient” included the mixing bowl was a cookbook, of course! The first several seasons of the show featured Mary Berry as one of the two judges. Mary has several cookbooks, but I purchased THIS ONE for Cindy. Below are some other cookbook choices that would work great! Paul Hollywood, the other judge on the show, has a bread cookbook and I’m sure it’s very good!
The next “ingredient” in Cindy’s mixing bowl was THIS Kate Spade polka dot apron. This apron is so cute and is perfect for the fashionista baker! Of course, I love the white with black polka dot pattern, but this apron has a really fun feature! It has a handy measuring guide printed on the inside hem for quick reference (and it’s printed upside down so you can turn up your apron hem and read it correctly!)
The rest of the “ingredients” in the mixing bowl were little things – an oven mitt, some fun cupcake liners, napkins that read ” good things come to those who bake”, recipe cards, etc. Add in utensils, etc. You can fill the bowl as full as you like! You can find all of these things readily right now at your local HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, or Marshall’s.
The final “ingredient” was a “star baker” ornament that I made for my sweet friend who loves to bake! I picked up a simple wood star at the craft store and applied a GOLD star stick and the words “star baker” that I made on my Silhouette Cameo.
Last night we were watching a Christmas movie on Netflix and the promo came up afterwards for a Christmas episode of The Great British Baking Show! I was so excited and after watching the promo, I wanted to start watching it right away! Mark declared he was going to bed, so I stayed up and started watching it! For this episode they brought back four baker’s from previous seasons and it was so fun to see them again, back in the tent! I’m going to try to finish watching it later today! I hope you enjoyed this little gift idea! And, if you’ve never watched The Great British Baking Show or “Bake Off”, you have to check it out! I promise, you’ll be hooked!!!
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