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Delicious homemade cakes, gooey brownies, and chewy cookies – what could be better?

There is precious little in life that manages to beat the simple pleasure of a wonderful homemade treat. Whether it is a cake made to a traditional family recipe or your budding baker’s latest crazy creation, the enjoyment that comes from baking and sharing goodies with loved ones is second to none.

Although all you keen bakers out there will likely already have plenty of LSA bowls tucked away in your kitchen cupboards, it is important to make sure that you’re prepared if you are planning to start cooking up a storm.

Baking with the Family

And what better excuse to get busy in the kitchen than on World Baking Day?

Celebrated on May 17 each year, World Baking Day was set up with the aim of spreading the enjoyment that baking can bring to people across the world. It hopes to encourage those who don’t usually bake to try their hand at it, showing people how much fun baking can be and how it is a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your family.

Children love baking, so this is the perfect excuse to allow them to unleash their creativity and supervise them in the pursuit of their cooking concoctions. Most kids relish the opportunity to get messy and create a fun yet chaotic whirlwind of activity, so baking is sure to be a big hit!

Wanting to participate in the occasion but unsure of what to bake? If you need some inspiration, there is no shortage of recipes and great baking ideas online and in cookery magazines. It may be sensible to start off with something relatively easy like cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies or a traditional sponge cake – especially if you have little helpers.

Get Organised

Of course, once you have decided what you want to make, the next step is to get organised and ensure that you have everything you will need. Planning ahead will ensure everything goes smoothly on the day and will avoid your little ones getting disappointed and throwing a tantrum if you suddenly realise halfway through that you’re missing that one vital ingredient!

Read the recipe carefully and make a shopping list of all the ingredients you will need – this will be a massive help on your next trip to the shops. You will also need the correct equipment – from mixers and baking trays to bowls and dishes, make sure that you are stocked up and well prepared. If you aren’t sure what to get, LSA bowls are a particularly good investment as they are high-quality bakeware that will last you for many more years to come.

Whichever way you decide to celebrate World Baking Day, ensure that you have fun and enjoy the occasion!