To celebrate National Baking Week, we’ve whisked together the perfect guide for all your baking essentials. From recipe books to rolling pins, you will find everything you need in Mell Square.

In need of new equipment?
Discover a world of bakeware at Le Creuset on Mill Lane where you can find everything from a silicone whisk (£19.00) and a basting brush (£16.00), to heart-shaped muffin trays (£27.00) and stoneware mixing jugs (£35.00) – you’re sure to find the perfect baking assistant.

If you don’t fancy whisking by hand, head to Argos in Poplar Way. Whether you’re looking for an electric mixer or a waffle maker, you can find a wide range of appliances from all your favourite household brands.

All the kit, but no idea where to start?
WHSmith in the middle of the Square has a library of cookbooks, such as current bestseller Nadiya’s Family Favourites (£14.00). Whether you prefer savoury or sweet, there’s guaranteed to be a recipe to tickle your taste buds.

The important part – ingredients
Get your baking essentials at Sainsburys in Poplar Way. If you’re looking to bake an impressive celebration cake or an artisan-inspired bread loaf, you’ll find everything from eggs and plain flour to icing sugar and chocolate sprinkles all in one place.

Looking for something extravagant but short on time? Let someone else do the work for you and visit The Cake Artists on Mill Lane. From celebration cakes guaranteed to be the centre of attention to cupcakes full of flavour, the team are sure to create something perfect for you.

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