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I love baking but it works out so expensive! Where do people find their baking bargains? Home bargains is a favourite of mine but it's very hit and miss when they have items in stock!

LouiseGoodchild
19 days ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig19 days ago

My mother in law is a baker, she uses ingredients from Lidl and hobbycraft for her decorations and icing.

I remember one time before they had a hobbycraft in Northern Ireland she bought icing when she came to visit us in Scotland. She got stopped and searched at the airport because they thought she had a bomb!

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Oh my goodness that's terrible!! Funnily enough I watched a video of Mary Berry with a similar story! She was carrying bags of icing sugar and flour and had to explain what the substances were πŸ˜‚

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig19 days ago

LouiseGoodchild yeah, she was adamant that they picked on her because of her Nothern Irish accent!

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446819 days ago

I haven’t been in there recently but Poundland used to have a range of baking items including food bits like chocolate chips and fruit/but bags. Not sure if they still stock it though x

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

I never think to look in there, thanks very much! x

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi19 days ago

Lidl has food prices. Also sometimes in poundland u can find some baking things...like baking paper is cheaper there also in savers than elsewhere.

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Thanks very much 😁 x

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285719 days ago

Ebay and hobbycraft are good. I used to bake a lot too and found those places had the best deals and things on offer. Last i checked hobbycraft doesn't do student discount but if you know a student it's worth checking.

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Thanks very much, I do agree with hobbycraft having great offers. I often get tins from there as they reduce them to clear a lot!

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe4285719 days ago

LouiseGoodchild i never knew that about tins. Thanks for that info

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lornaae
lornaae19 days ago

For materials/tools I'd have a look on eBay, especially for decorating tools etc. For ingredients/toppings I'd check the cheap shops like Poundland, Home Bargains, Lidl, Aldi but you're right they can be hit and miss

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Thanks very much x

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TiaTia
TiaTia19 days ago

I usually pick up my basic ingredients...flour, caster sugar, margarine, eggs etc from Aldi, bit cheaper than my local Sainsburys.

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

I do the same, so much cheaper! The aldi cake butter is wonderful too x

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Dani1
Dani119 days ago

Hi, I agree there are some lovely items in Poundland 😍

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Definitely need to check it out, thanks!

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dholly39
dholly3919 days ago

Home bargains and also lidl sometimes have good offers on there bits πŸ™‚ they have bulk buy sales on home bargains on line to!

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

Didn't think to check online, thanks for the heads up! Perhaps I can get some cake boards cheap, for something that's thrown away they cost a lot!

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dholly39
dholly3919 days ago

LouiseGoodchild yes I can agree with that. Cheapest place for them is usually home bargains to!

Definitely worth a look as on the website it's bulk buy

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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19 days ago

dholly39 great, thanks again!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9018 days ago

I assume that the best place to bake a bargain would be in the oven. 🀣

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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18 days ago

Hilarious, thank you πŸ˜‚

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9018 days ago

LouiseGoodchild I couldn't resist. πŸ˜€ x

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angemski
angemski18 days ago

I know the pound shops have muffin and cake tins cheap but they really don't stand the test of time. Home bargains do - yes, they are a little more expensive but they don't buckle and become mis-shapen like the cheap ones do. The Jane Asher piping bags do the job from the poundland. Lidl is another place that sell strong baking tins and their flour and butter are the best!

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LouiseGoodchild
LouiseGoodchild
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18 days ago

Thanks very much!

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