Since lockdown was announced back in March, we have all spent more time at home than ever. This has encouraged us to reinvest in wholesome hobbies, from puzzling to whipping up culinary delights in the kitchen.
Not only do we have the time, but we are all looking for activities and new skills to nail that don’t involve staring at screens all day long.
Baking is one of life’s simple pleasures. The fun is not only in creating a sweet or savoury treat with your own hands but the joy in devouring the end results – it’s a win-win!
Whether you’re an expert baker or a novice hoping to nail the art, begin by investing in a cake or bread tin. These will form the shape of your creation – and we’ve got you covered with round, square, heart in different sizes so you can form an aesthetically pleasing design that looks every bit as good as we’re sure it will taste.
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Best baking tins for bread
Silicone Bread Tin Loaf Tins
There are few things worse than creating a perfect bake only for it to be stuck in the tin and later destroyed. That’s where this silicone iteration comes in handy. It’s flexible and has a non-stick finish, releasing your creation quickly and efficiently. It can withstand temperatures of 230 degrees and is super easy to clean.
Masterclass Crusty Bake Non Stick Baguette Tray
Flex your baking prowess and give baguette-making a try with the help of these non-stick trays. It has a perforated design which helps your bread cook thoroughly but keeps the crust at that desired level of crispiness. The tray is crafted from a durable carbon steel and can also be used to warm up pre-made versions of France’s iconic bread.
Lekue Bread preparation kit, Brown, 28 x 23 x 13 cm
This may just be the perfect tin for bread making. It has a super versatile design, allowing you to craft all types in one and save on the washing up with the ability to mix and bake in the same container. Composed of platinum silicone, it has an innovative construction that encourages steam to circulate, keeping your dough moist. Meanwhile the side holes encourages hot air to flow freely to get that coveted crispy crust and golden hue.
Best baking tins for cake
4x Silicone Cake Mould
For those looking to get creative with the shape of their bakes, let us introduce you to this flexible silicone tin that you attach to form over 50 different designs, including hearts, numbers, letters and other fun outlines. Just place on a foil-covered tray and pour the batter in. Once baked, you only need to unravel the outside, which peels away seamlessly without affecting the design.
MasterClass Heart-Shaped Springform Cake Tin
This foolproof tin from MasterClass is complete with an adjustable exterior, and a non-stick coating to make it easier than ever to remove it from your cake without it falling apart. It is also heart-shaped to put a sweet twist on your bake. The 21 x 23 x 7cm dimensions put it at about a medium size.
EKKONG Brownie Tin
Whether you think of brownies as more of a cake or a biscuit, it is still important to nail the bake, made more seamless with this handy tray. It is crafted from a premium carbon steel for even heat distribution that will ensure each and every slice has a crisp coating with a gooey centre – just as it should be. The divider is removable but will allow you to create 18 uniform-cut, professional-looking brownies.
Best square baking tins
Lakeland & Mary Berry Traybake Cake Tin
For all your square tray-baking needs, this tin has become a fan favourite among amateur and advanced chefs everywhere. It is part of a collaboration with Mary Berry and crafted from a metal, hard-wearing and non-stick construction. Grease the pan well or line with greaseproof paper before use and then enjoy your brownies, flapjacks or cakes with handy markers so you can cut into accurate and consistent portion sizes. It measures 23 x 30.5 x 3.5cm.
Denby Loaf Tin
Jump on the banana bread trend with this perfect 24 x 17 x 7cm tin from Denby. The cookware specialists are offering this kitchen essential with a durable carbon steel design and a non-stick surface for no fuss baking. It also comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Le Creuset Non-Stick Square Cake Tin, 23cm
You can always count on Le Creuset for a quality product; from casserole dishes to cookware, the prestigious stoneware brand has you covered. This square tin has a toughened carbon steel construction with an even heat distribution and retention and a non-stick coating. It is ideal for the likes of sheet cakes, brownies or even roasts or vegetables.
Best round baking tins
Pyrex Magic Non-Stick Cake Pan
Doing exactly what it says on the tin – if you’ll pardon the pun – this pan earns its Magic title through its non-stick capabilities. The quality baking dish ensures pastries and cakes are cooked to perfection each time with an even heat distribution as well as easy grip. It is 20cm.
Sainsbury’s Home 20cm Spring Form Cake Tin Black
As part of Sainsbury’s cookware range, this heavy gauge 20cm tin is made from carbon-steel to provide a reliable base to create delicious homemade goodies each time. It has a double layer non-stick coating and a non-drip base.
MasterClass Non-Stick Springform Round Cake Tins
With this round cake tin from MasterClass, you can choose between the extensive range of sizes on offer to find the perfect one for your baking needs, from 11 to 30cm as well as a cost-effective bundle of two. They are made from heavy-duty carbon steel that will stand the test of time and have a non-stick coating and easy release design.
Best small baking tins
Dr. Oetker Baking Friends Classic Springform Tin
Dr Oetker may already be your go-to for your ingredients so why not incorporate the cookware into your kitchen too? This circular tin comes in a selection of sizes from 18x18x7 to 28x28x8cm. It is made from steel with a non-stick coating and has a five year guarantee.
PME Aluminium Oblong Cake Pan
Every kitchen needs a rectangular pan that can be used for cakes as well as any roasting needs. This option from PME comes in a range of sizes from 7×11 to 12×18-inches and is 2-inches deep. It is made from high quality aluminium that provides an even heat distribution.
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