The Great Budget Bake Off!

The Great Budget Bake Off!

It’s the moment we’ve all been baking for ladies, gents, and everyone in between: The Great British Bake Off is returning to our screens!!

A lot has happened since Nadiya Hussain won the last season:  Mary Berry’s infamous floral jackets are now the height of high street fashion, Nadiya has a book epically titled ‘The Chronicles Of Nadiya’, and Paul Hollywood is… well he’s still being Paul Hollywood really.

Slices of a pecan pie

On August 24th we’ll get to see the next batch of contestants bake off for the prestigious title of the best baker!

To celebrate the return of our favourite show, we thought we’d get in on the fun and hold our very own ‘Great Buyer Bake Off’!!

Five members of our buying team have bravely volunteered to put their baking skills to the test for the next three weeks to be in the running towards become the best buyer baker.

But how will we decide the winners without Mary Berry?!

A slice of Victoria sponge cake on a plate next to a cake with the buttercream and jam filling showing

That’s why we need you lovely VIPs - Very Important Poundstretchers!

Every week we’ll be posting pics and videos of each cake on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Our office will do the tasting though – sorry guys, technology has not advanced enough for us to send you a cake slice through social media!

You can vote by telling us your favourite cake from our bake off by commenting on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We feel bad that you can’t eat the cakes so every voter will be automatically entered in to an online prize draw to WIN a £20 Poundstretcher voucher!

We will pick one person at random each week, good luck to all who enter!

Cherry topped muffins with pink frosting

Our buyer bakers’ first challenge is to make a classic Victoria Sponge.

All of the cake tins and accessories used are Poundstretcher’s very own! Because let’s face it, home baking on a budget tastes amazing and we wanted the buyer bakers to get creative (as well as cause chaos in the kitchen) to show that you can bake cheaply.

So while you wait for your bread to rise and your cakes to bake, why not log on to our social media profiles and vote for your favourite Poundstretcher baker?

Visit our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to drool over the buyer’s cakes for this week – don’t forget to like, share, and comment on your favourite to be in with the chance to WIN Poundstretcher vouchers!

A raspberry cheesecake seen from above on a black background with a slice cut out

Got baking on the brain? Pop in-store and check out our fantastic value range of home baking accessories from cake tins to whisks to self-raising flower and icing sugar. Find your nearest store here to get all your baking essentials!