Ballymena is as excited as the rest of the UK when it comes to the return of the Great British Bake off on BBC 1. Although there are no Northern Irish contestants to back this year (remember this guy?) we are glued to our television every Wednesday night to see who will triumph in the blind bake and who will get sent home.

Here are some local businesses who are obviously enjoying the Great British Bake Off too.

16922_837288816384317_7369015143246425527_nThe Giftbox on Church Street is offering a half price baking tray in celebration of biscuit week. Here are all the details.

Tala – Baking Tray 39.5x27x2cm

  • 39.5 x 27 x2cm
  • For roasting, grilling and baking.
  • Perfect for making brownies, Swiss Rolls, flapjacks and biscuits.
  • Robust commercial weight.
  • Double layered non-stick coating

Click here for more information.

11695731_1491856307773241_9050038823084755441_nMoore Electrics currently have some great deals on Televisions of all shapes and sizes.

This is the Panasonic TX-32cs510 LED TV which has a free 5 year warranty.

Only £299 including free delivery/postage within UK and Ireland.

Some might say that these tv’s are on offer because the football season has just kicked off but we like to think that it is so we can watch Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge tasty cakes.

Click here to follow Moore Electrics on Facebook and call in with them on Ballymoney Street.

IMG_0077Waterstones in Ballymena are stocking a massive range of books which will teach you how to bake just like Mary Berry! Victoria made us this beautiful Tuck Shop Cake which was taken from the Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook which has inspired us to get our mixing bowl and wooden spoon out too.

Thanks Victoria!

If you would like to try this recipe out for yourself then click here to read the full article.



If you aren’t great in the kitchen and prefer a more relaxed approach to the British Bake Off then why not forget the cookbooks and head straight out to the Creamery Can in Glarryford. Their sweet treats are homemade, delicious and are well deserving of a Star Baker award. Just take a look below.

The Creamery Can is on Station Road in Glarryford and you can click here to find out more.

Whether you are busy baking, reading cookbooks, or watching the Great British Bake Off we hope that you are supporting local Ballymena businesses!