This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it
This is an open letter to my hormones asking them to calm it

Edaein OConnell

The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford
The local’s guide to Ardmore, Waterford

Hannah Stapleton

A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’
A dad’s divorce diary: ‘See you in court is an expensive phrase’

Amanda Cassidy

Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh
Page Turners: ‘Exile’ author Aimée Walsh

Sarah Gill

Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide
Is your workplace a generational echo chamber? It’s time to bridge the divide

Victoria Stokes

I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing
I’ve been ugly and beautiful and the difference is depressing

Sophie White

Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.
Wedding supplier spotlight: Your Story. By Elle.

Shayna Sappington

Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home
Mid-century cool meets contemporary Irish design in this Dublin seaside home

Orla Neligan

Calling all emerging Irish artists – NYX Hotel Dublin is looking for you
Calling all emerging Irish artists – NYX Hotel Dublin is looking for you

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White maxi skirts will be your summer saviour this year
White maxi skirts will be your summer saviour this year

Sarah Finnan

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Release your inner Bake Off contestant with these 8 baking essentials


By Ellen Bird
18th Sep 2018
Release your inner Bake Off contestant with these 8 baking essentials

With The Great British Bake Off dominating our TV screens (and stomachs) the last few weeks, we’ve all been feeling the itch to get our bake on. It’s time to stop drooling over blush pink icing, raspberry sorbet, and lemon drizzle cheesecake and flex your own baking muscles, and if we’re going to compare ourselves to these quasi-amateur bakers, you know we’ll be doing it with the best kit. Everything, including baking, is made more fun with great accessories.

As Storm Ali and the tail end of Hurricane Florence are set to pummel our shores this week, is there a better place to be than indoors with something gooey you whipped up yourself? I think not, so here are some gorgeous kitchen kit that will guarantee some sweet results; it’s all about presentation after all.

Sleek Stand Mixers

Precision stand mixer, €309.18 at cuisinart.com

Pretty Cookie Cutters

Copper cookie cutter heart, Eddington, €5.95 at Arnotts

Chic Measurement Spoons

Fein measurement spoons, €69.00 at Ferm Living

Cute Cupcake Cases

Peter Rabbit and Friends cupcake kit, €10.95 at thepartyboutiqueshop.ie

Fancy Cake Stands

Watercolour earthenware tiered serving dish, €35.99 at zarahome.com

Beautiful Bakeware

9 inch spring form round cake tin, Jamie Oliver, €26.95 at Arnotts

Easy Hand Mixers

9-speed digital hand mixer, Kitchen Aid , €130.00 at Brown Thomas 

Fun Shape Pans

Nordic Ware® autumn delights cakelet pan, €30.58 at etsy.com