All the gear, no idea. Well, that's me when it comes to baking. But, come on. Admit it. I may be presenting you with a humble butterfly cake but how pretty does everything look?! So colourful! So quirky! So cute! Don't you think all fairy cakes should be served with a side of florals? Wouldn't it make afternoon teas on dismal days that little bit brighter? Not to mention disguise the fact that the cakes may not taste the best (hence the addition of sprinkles and crushed mini eggs, too ... both make even the worst bakes somewhat edible).
Well, that's what I'm hoping, anyway, as this is my cunning plan to convince my mother (a gin-swilling Mary Berry-type) that I'm not completely dreadful in the kitchen when I supposedly learnt at her knee (but was most likely too busy jumping up and down, waiting to lick the spoon as opposed to paying attention).
Thanks to the stunning Ashley Thomas range at Debenhams, I'm convinced that despite how dire my cakes taste, I can present a bake of beauty to my mother on Mother's Day and almost fool her in to thinking it tastes marvellous. Do you think I'll get away with it? Anything served in these cake tins must surely taste delicious, right? A little slice of happiness, for sure!
Ashley Thomas joined the Designers at Debenhams team in 2011, and the colourful, mix and match At Home with Ashley Thomas range was launched in 2012. I've selected a few of my favourites just for you in case you're looking for Mother's Day ideas, simply want to treat yourself to some gorgeous, vintage-inspired bakeware, or are also looking to detract attention from your failings in the kitchen.
1. Floral cake tins / 2. Cream cupcake set / 3. Floral measuring cups / 4. Ceramic measuring spoons / 5. Floral oven glove / 6. Pink spoon rest / 7. Jampacked with love storage jar / 8. Keep me fresh storage jar
Which is your favourite? If I had to narrow it down to one item, it would definitely be the floral cake tins. Or the cupcake set. And maybe the spoon rest. Definitely the storage jars. Oh heck, I think I need to clear some space in my kitchen cupboards for the entire range!
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