The Etsy x Half Baked Harvest Collection Will Bake Your Kitchen Merry & Bright

Picture this: You’re baking peppermint crinkle cookies while enjoying a jolly good playlist and massive mug of eggnog. It feels like a scene in a holiday film. Well, almost. All you need to complete this picture-perfect scenario is Etsy x Half Baked Harvest collection that’ll make your coziest dreams come true over the holiday season.

Creator and author of Half Baked Harvest, Tieghan Gerard, collaborated with Etsy for this special collection that’s filled with cozy kitchenware and decor. From cookie boxes to oven mitts, this line will make baking some of your favorite holiday recipes even more Insta-worthy and fun. Not to mention, the decor pieces such as candle holders and ceramic ornaments will transform your space into something out of a Hallmark Christmas movie.

Each one of the items in this collection has been handcrafted with the help of 12 Etsy artists that Gerard worked with. Everything is budget-friendly, too, with items ranging from $20 to $100. Get your bestie who’s always in the kitchen a cute apron or adorable reindeer measuring spoons. Or, treat yourself to a gingerbread latte-scented candle for chill December nights at home.

There’s sure to be something sweet you’ll want to gift yourself or purchase as a present for a loved one, so start browsing some of the items in the Etsy x Half Baked Harvest collection now. This collection is only available until Dec. 31, or while supplies last.

1. These Oven Mitts Will Come In Handy When You’re Baking

Tieghan Gerard worked with Etsy shop confetti mill to launch an adorable collection of oven mitts, pot holders, and kitchen towels you’ll definitely want to grab this holiday season. They come in cute colors like oatmeal grey or forest green that’s reminiscent to your tree at home. If you plan on baking lots of Christmas cookies this season, you’ll definitely want a good oven mitt by your side.

2. These Cookie Boxes Are Especially Sweet

Give your friends something extra sweet this season, like this beautiful box that’s filled with your own homemade Christmas cookies. This box kit from Half Baked Harvest and Etsy contains scalloped lids, box dividers, parchment squares, and bakers twine to wrap everything up nicely. There are even jingle bells so your friends can jingle all the way to this sweet treat in the kitchen.

3. This Cookbook Stand Is Oh-So Perfect For Holiday Baking

Keep your cookbook neat and readily available with this adorable recipe stand. It’s made from yellow birch, and has champagne gold accents that will look gorgeous in your kitchen.

4. This Candle Holder Will Light Up Your Holiday Table

Add a merry and bright centerpiece to your dinner table with one or more of these candlestick holders. Create a look like something out of A Christmas Carol with the vintage-like handle. Depending on the style and color palette of your space, you can get this holder in either black or white.

5. These Cute Ceramic Ornaments Are Definite Keepers

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Inside Bake Off star Laura Adlington’s home with amazing all white kitchen, huge garden and outside pizza oven

WHEN Laura Adlington isn’t busy baking tasty treats in the Great British Bake Off tent, she can sit back and relax in her picture perfect home.

The popular Channel 4 show returned to our screens last night and the 31-year-old from Gravesend impressed the judges with her very own Freddie Mercury cake.

Great British Bake Off star Laura Adlington has a gorgeous all white kitchen filled with everything she needs to create the perfect treat

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Great British Bake Off star Laura Adlington has a gorgeous all white kitchen filled with everything she needs to create the perfect treatCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington

But it’s not just her baked goods that look amazing as Laura also has a very lovely home too.

The baker has given a sneak peek into her beautiful home that she shares with her husband and police community support officer Matt.

Her kitchen boasts pristine white cupboards, matching utensils and wooden work tops.

The cooking space is decorated with fresh flowers and hand written cards that fit in perfectly with the simple yet stylish interior.

Laura is a digital manager from Kent

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Laura is a digital manager from Kent Credit: Mark Bourdillon/ Love Productions
Laura loves to display her tasty treats in her kitchen

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Laura loves to display her tasty treats in her kitchenCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The garden is the perfect back drop for her Instagram snaps that show off her incredible cakes

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The garden is the perfect back drop for her Instagram snaps that show off her incredible cakesCredit: Instagram

But arguably her garden is the most impressive part of their humble abode.

It features a gorgeous koi pond, lavish outdoor seating and their very own outdoor pizza oven.

Matt took to Instagram last year to share some before and after pictures of the space and captioned the post: “I started planning the garden just over a year ago and can now finally say that it’s finished!

“It’s been a lot of hard work but so worth it and Laura and I can spend the summer enjoying it.

Her garden has a range of gorgeous flowers and bushes

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Her garden has a range of gorgeous flowers and bushes Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The pair enjoyed their first pizza cooked in the oven back in May

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The pair enjoyed their first pizza cooked in the oven back in MayCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
Matt and Laura can enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor table and chairs

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Matt and Laura can enjoy the sunshine on their outdoor table and chairs

“The koi pond is 6ft deep and all the pipework and filters are hidden away.”

Laura’s passion for baking started when she was just eight-years-old, but admitted that it was only recently that she realised how good she actually is at it.

She loves creating things that show off her decorating skills and believes that she works very well under pressure.

Speaking about her time on the show, Laura said: “It was so surreal walking into the tent for the first time. My stomach was in knots and I was so nervous but excited at the same time.

The married couple have their own pizza oven outside

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The married couple have their own pizza oven outsideCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
The garden has perfectly cut grass

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The garden has perfectly cut grassCredit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
They have a fish pond located in the corner of the garden

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They have a fish pond located in the corner of the garden Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington
It seems that Matt has a passion for gardening

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It seems that Matt has a passion for gardening Credit: instagram.com/laura.adlington

“It was a dream come true to finally be in ‘the’ tent. I kept pinching myself.”

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The best baking equipment for your kitchen, inspired by The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off has returned to our screens (not even a national lockdown could stop it) and, in keeping with tradition, consumers are already snapping up baking tools and equipment to create their own slice of the action at home.

Since its debut in 2010, the show has energised home baking sales in the UK – inspiring the “The Bake Off” effect, whereby shoppers stock up in advance of a new series, almost every year.

From the classic Mason Cash mixing bowls you’ll recognise from the show to quirky baking kits from notonthehighstreet.com, here’s all the equipment you need to recreate the magic of The Great British Bake Off 2020 in your own kitchen…

1.   KitchenAid Artisan 

£499, Currys

The KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer (available in a range of both pastel and metallic hues) is traditionally the batter-mixer of choice in the Bake Off tent. It comfortably handles large quantities of ingredients and the stiffest of doughs, and allows you to mix ingredients without losing air (a key consideration for showstopping baking mixtures: no soggy bottoms here). 

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