It’s bake-off season. Need we say more?

Ready, steady, bake!

Bakery 47

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Image: Ruby from 2013 season, and image from Bakery47 Facebook

This independent bakery opens just 4 days a week, and sells out each day within a few hours. Do believe the hype. Prepare for a queue, and the most fabulous baked goods which will make it all worth it. They are closed for a wee refurb but reopen soon! Make sure to try the honey from Ed’s Bees whilst you there, too. You can read about the bees responsible here.

The Cottonrake Bakery

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Mat Riley from 2015, and a spiced fruit cottoncake from the Cottonrake Bakery Facebook

We’ll take any kind of doughverload when it’s courtesy of the Cottonrake. Delectable pastries, cakes and savouries that even Paul Hollywood couldn’t fault.

MILK Cafe

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Image: Nadiya, 2015 winner and some Pastillas from MILK Facebook

Baking is important, but anyone who thinks it’s the main focus of the Great British Bakeoff has clearly been too distracted by Mel and Sue’s innuendos. The MILK Cafe is a Social Enterprise company set up to empower and promote the integration of ethnic minority women who live in Glasgow. Cake can change the world if you go about it in the right way.

The Butterscotch Bakery

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What Mel and Sue have in enthusiasm, the Butterscotch Bakery have in skill. Their beautiful celebration cakes would win star baker any day, and if you’re after something a little less elaborate then their wee Hyndland tearoom look forward to having you in for a cuppa and a wee piece!

Greggs

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Tamal from season six, and some sandwiches from the Greggs Facebook page.

Tamal wasn’t talking about a good ole Greggs, but however much we like to moan, we all have a favourite staple that we think about more than we like to let on. Shout out to all the lovely folk working in Greggs in Glasgow – we might near enough have one on every corner but we value each and every one of you for keeping us in steak bakes.