For those of you who are like me and into the nerdy and geeky wonders of life but also enjoy a spot of baking now and then, you would have enjoyed this year’s Great British Bake Off. It had a wide array of contestants and brilliant bakes. Nadia’s soda cheesecake was one of my favourites and Paul’s (not the judge of course!) lion bread concoction was incredible! It got me thinking how I could combine my love of baking and all things geeky. I’ve found some amazing things to go with my Death Star cookie jar (yes I have one and it’s magnificent) all of which is being added to my Christmas wish list.
Now that we are approaching the festive season with Thanksgiving and Christmas not far off, I wanted to come up with some fun items that the nerd / geek in you will really want to use to create some amazing bakes. So to keep that in mind, here are some things you can use to create the ultimate geek bake off.
What to wear
You are going to want to cover up your threads so why not try on this lovely Tardis from Doctor Who apron on for size? You will look ever so stylish in this blue apron, whilst keeping up the appearance of being a nerd, good choice I say! Especially if you love Doctor Who. Who doesn’t?
What to bake on
Yes you have your kitchen surface but it sometimes helps to have a chopping board, depending on what you are baking. If you need to make cookies or a cinnamon roll of some kind, you’ll want that extra layer of protection. Just use the Hulk chopping board and all is well. Just do what the Hulk does, which is to say SMASH!
What to roll with
You will only occasionally need a rolling pin, unless you have an unhealthy (actually very awesome) obsession with cookies, whilst baking. So, with that in mind, why not get a fun one? I only have dull plain ones, which I’m not a fan of. However, I may invest in something like this. A Harry Potter embossed rolling pin. This will certainly add some magic to your biscuits!
What to cut with
If rolling patterns isn’t your thing, then maybe try out some funky cookie cutters. Yet another thing I would like to invest in are these 3D dinosaur cookie cutters. Never been a fan of 3D when it comes to the cinema, but I’m loving these. They are certain to give your cookies some bite!
What to bake in
This is for all you cake bakers out there, which I’m sure includes a lot of you. If you want to do something more special than your standard round cake, how about a Darth Vader head shaped cake? Sound good? Well lucky you, there’s a Darth Vader head cake mould just waiting to be used! Come over to the Dark Side and bake with Darth. He’s famously a big icing fan!
What to store it in
Unless you’re very hungry, or you have lots of people to hand out these tasty treats to, you’ll need something to store your cookies in. (Yeah I looked for a cool cake tin, but alas there are none as cool as the rest of this list!) I have a Death Star cookie jar at home, which I absolutely love! But, why not keep this in the darkest of places? Why not keep them cool? Why not keep them in the Dark Knight? This wonderful Batman cookie jar is ideal for biscuits of all sizes. At least he’ll have an excuse for not defending Gotham, he’s just too full of your delicious cookies!
So there you have it, all you need to enjoy yourself baking at home and to maybe even start your own novelty baking shop! Get out there my fellow nerds and geeks and get baking!
Keep. It. Reel.