The trend for DIY Kits is here to stay. Following successful launches of DIY meal kits by a number of restaurants, the bakeries and cake shops have hopped on the trend too to make staying at home a little more fun. Here are some of the popular baking & desserts DIY kits from London bakeries you should try out so you can bake your own cookies, brownies, rainbow cake, doughnuts and many more at home like a pro! Some of these kits offer nationwide delivery as well, see more details below.
*header photo credits to Cupcake Jemma
Chin Chin Labs
We all know Chin Chin Labs’ epic hot chocolate as well as their indulgent desserts. And you don’t have to miss out on any while their shops are temporarily closed until further notice.
Chin Chin Labs is currently offering DIY kits for their Griddled Cookie Dough and their Signature Hot Chocolate. For each purchase, £1 from each kit goes to a charity supporting University College London Hospital staff.
The Griddled Cookie Dough is dairy-free and suitable for vegans. Ice cream is not included. As for their Signature Hot Chocolate, the marshmallows are not included but you can purchase a mini tub of them separately. Note: Chin Chin Labs uses vegetarian marshmallows, hence it’s halal.
In addition to DIY kits, you can also get a range of other desserts in the post, such as their Ice Cream Pie, Cherry Pie, Ice Creams (vegan options included), etc.
Delivery: London only
Shop on their website: https://chinchinlabs.bigcartel.com/products
Crumbs & Doilies / Cupcake Jemma
Crumbs & Doilie, run by Jemma of Cupcake Jemma and widely regarded as one of London’s top cake bakeries, is offering a whole range of DIY baking kits. You can choose from a whole rainbow cake, brownies, a huge variety of cupcakes (including their popular pinata cupcake), as well as a range of their New York cookies. You’re going to be so spoilt with options!
Apart from DIY baking kits, you can also purchase freshly baked cookies from them or a range of baking tools and merch.
Shop on their website: https://cupcakejemma.com/collections/baking-kits
Missing Doughnut Time’s gigantic and indulgent doughtnuts? Try replicating them at home with Doughnut Time’s range of DIY kits!
Doughnut Time is currently offering DIY kits for a range of flavours, including their Biscoff Special, Sweetie Pie, Love Actually, All Rise, as well as a few vegan flavours. Each kit comes with ready-made doughnut rings, toppings, and glazes packed in piping bags.
If you’re purchasing the doughnut DIY kit as a gift, you can add a card and note on it as well.
Shop on their website: https://doughnuttime.co.uk/collections/home-kit
Blondies Kitchen is currently offering various ready-to-bake cookie options. You get to choose from raw cookie dough rolls, hot cookie dough pots, as well as their Stuff it Yo’self DIY kit where you can bake your own thick chocolate chunk cookies with fillings of your choice. If you’ve been missing them whilst shopping in Selfridges, their baking DIY kits are the best way to get your Blondies Kitchen cookies fix!
Alternatively, if you don’t feel like baking, you can purchase freshly baked cookies boxes to deliver to your door.
Shop on their website: https://www.blondieskitchen.co.uk/products/stuff-it-yoself-diy-kit
Longstanding in Borough Market, Shuk has been offering a taste of Tel Aviv with their luscious Babka and pita sandwiches. If you haven’t been able to visit them in store, you can order their DIY kits via their website and get it delivered to your door.
For their DIY Babka kits, there are two flavours available: the Chocolate, Hazelnut & Cookie Crumb, or the Date & Pistachio. The Babka kits come in single or double sizes. Shuk only offers local delivery but it’s free delivery!
Delivery: London only
Shop on their website: https://shuk-london.myshopify.com/
The Treats Club
There are plenty of dessert & doughnuts stalls but The Treats Club has been winning and gaining popularity with its offerings of hot doughnuts, deep-fried Oreos, marshmallow fluff (halal) etc. Whilst currently unable to trade at the Netil Market, you can still indulge in their decadent treats with their Hot Donut Sundaes DIY Kit or Molten Cookie Dough Kit.
Shop on their website: https://thetreatsclub.com/shop
Popular artisan bakery, Gail’s, has been many people’s favourite neighbourhood bakery & coffee shop and also supplying to the likes of Waitrose and Ocado. Their baking DIY kits options include their Chocolate & Pecan Brownies, Cinnamon Buns, and an Afternoon Tea kit with scones and tea.
Delivery: London, Brighton and Hove, Oxford
Shop on their website: https://gailsbread.co.uk/order/160-bake-at-home-kits
Butter Believe It
Other than beautiful cakes, Butter Believe It also offers some incredibly thick and gooey cookies. Whilst you can order these freshly baked cookies via post, you can also order their DIY cookie kits or brownie kit to play around at home! All you need is butter and egg, and you’re all ready to go to recreate these luscious cookies.
Shop on their website: https://butterbelieveit.co.uk/collections/baking-kits
If you’re looking for some quick kitchen fun, Lola’s Cupcakes is currently offering decorating kits for both cupcakes and cakes (including unicorn cakes). For cupcakes, you can choose from a box of 6 or 12 of regular cupcakes, or even 24 of mini cupcakes. Each kit comes with piping bags and piping nozzles.
Alternatively, if you want to get your hands down to bake from scratch, they also offer Baker’s Box recipe kits (original or deluxe) where you get a box of baking essentials delivered along with a couple of Lola’s recipes to try out.
Shop on their website: https://www.lolascupcakes.co.uk/SubMenu1/115/Decorating-Kits.htm
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