Dear God, what will Lakeland think of next?

(29 Posts)
HuevosRancheros Thu 12-Jun-14 11:29:38

I though the specialised Stirring Spoon Holder was taking the piss a bit - what's wrong with a mug or a saucer?

But this beats it! What's wrong with a plastic bag and a rolling pin? But if you want one, hurry, they won't be stocking them again. Guess £25 was a bit much?

grin

SugarMiceInTheRain Thu 12-Jun-14 11:35:14

Bahaha, there are some things in Lakeland that I love, but lots of their stuff is getting increasingly absurd, and overpriced!

Madrigals Thu 12-Jun-14 11:37:55

It's a bit niche smile

My personal fave this year was the gadget set for making bunches of flowers out of fruit - I simultaneously craved it and was appalled grin

Sweetmotherfudger Thu 12-Jun-14 11:45:52

Finally. A gadget to coat all the homemade marshmallows I make. Life is complete.

HuevosRancheros Thu 12-Jun-14 11:48:29

Yes, and things like the fairground carousel cake mould, or the silicone farmhouse cake mould..... How often would your dc actually want that cake??

HuevosRancheros Thu 12-Jun-14 11:49:49

sweet grin
Exactly

Fanjoishoos Thu 12-Jun-14 11:52:07

I don't get that at all.

I don't like marshmallows though so maybe I'm just not on the right wavelength required to desire this item.

The candy floss maker caught my eye. Surely that's a use once, consign to the back of a cupboard job.

TravelledByVacuumTube Thu 12-Jun-14 12:00:32

I love marshmallows, but that gadget isn't to make marshmallows, or store marshmallows, nor is it made out of marshmallow. You could just as easily use it for fish to be fried (matzo in one bowl, breadcrumbs in the other...) or just about anything.

There is a team of people in the bowels of Lakeland HQ, fuelled by Red Bull (sipped out of jam jars with straws in their lids), who are given perfectly ordinary items, like a set of stacking bowls, and are set the task of conjuring up the most specific, the most outlandish, the most dare I say gourmet descriptions for said items.

AlarmOnSnooze Thu 12-Jun-14 12:02:04

blush I have the farmhouse cake mould (and the fairytale/gingerbread house one) and covet the carousel mould grin

So far, have used the gingerbread one 4 times, farmhouse only once (but birthdays are coming up), and have also made: castles, hello kitty, a horse shaped cake, and a fabulous race car.

We always do shaped cakes, even for non- birthday cakes grin

Kewcumber Thu 12-Jun-14 12:03:50

£25 for a tupperware tub and a stick shock

AlarmOnSnooze Thu 12-Jun-14 12:05:53

I am such a. Sucker for kitchen gadgets. NOT the easy-coat thing, I hasten to add. But I have been rather taken by the blurb - is it really easy to make marshmallows? If so, my life really will be complete

<skips off to google recipes>

HuevosRancheros Thu 12-Jun-14 17:05:51

grin snooze
I can understand the gingerbread house one, that seems a bit more adaptable, but the carousel and farmhouse seem quite specific.... but hey, well done for using them more than once! grin blush <frantically backtracking!>

Am shock at you doing shaped cakes for non-birthdays..... I am the opposite, the DCs have never had a shaped cake! To be fair, they are only 6 and 3, so don't yet realise such things are possible. They always want a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and chocolate buttons, don't care what it looks like, phew!

theincrediblealfonso Thu 12-Jun-14 17:08:28

Ooh, it's half price grin

Damnautocorrect Thu 12-Jun-14 17:21:04

When I win the lottery my kitchen cupboards will purely be stocked with Lakeland stuff. I will also have a cupboard to keep their;
Carpet sweeper
Carpet shampooer
Hoover
Robot Hoover
Robot mop
Floor Steamer

Handheld versions of above

AlarmOnSnooze Thu 12-Jun-14 17:25:23

Yes,the carousel is a bit specific - probably why I am still hankering after it, rather than it sitting in my cupboard... The farmhouse one is good, we are just out of cake season - most birthdays are in the summer here, and we are on a cake/pudding break following overload at Easter....

My dc are 9, 7 and nearly 2 - the 9 year old has severe ASD and only started asking for a particular cake 2 years ago. The 2 year old doesn't count yet (he will be getting either the farmhouse or the racing car, though) so blush that so many different shapes have been made.

We all tend to make/decorate together as a family activity <hums Waltons theme tune> so it's nice to ring the changes and make different shapes.

Think it's a hangover from my childhood - they always choose what cake they want, and I do my best to attempt it - silicone moulds make it a LOT easier to get something resembling the right shape grin

AlarmOnSnooze Thu 12-Jun-14 17:26:53

Ooh, damn autocorrect - the robot hoover and mop don't need a cupboard, they sit quite happily eg under the dresser, or ina corner. Go on, you know you want to grin

(They are fabulous, btw. Have saved me a lot of grief over the years with noise sensitive dc)

expatinscotland Thu 12-Jun-14 17:29:25

I like those jam jar lids!

anotherdayanothersquabble Thu 12-Jun-14 17:35:19

Alarm if you do find a marshmallow recipe that works, can you let me know. It needs to be corn free though and I don't have a sugar thermometer. My last attempt ended in a huge dish of really disgusting sugar stuff that got thrown away, such a waste of sugar!

Eminybob Thu 12-Jun-14 17:37:43

I don't understand it. I didn't know making homemade marshmallows was a thing. I certainly didn't know that coating marshmallows in biscuit crumbs was a thing.
How how how in gods name did they decide that this was a something anyone needed? As op says, a placcy bag and rolling pin do the same job.
And 25 quid???

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AgentSchraeder Thu 12-Jun-14 18:04:22

That is utterly bonkers. But its half price, so... <orders two>

mawbroon Thu 12-Jun-14 18:16:39

I remember when Lakeland was such a sensible shop. I loved it!

But now?? confused Spinning spaghetti fork anyone?

rookiemater Thu 12-Jun-14 18:20:37

If you feel that Lakeland prices and objects are getting a bit pricey, I have just perused the Pampered Chef catalogue. Now either I have been half cut on the other occasions I looked at it (and decided that £35 for a stone bakeware thingy that I wasn't allowed to wash and managed to break after about 6 uses) , or inflation has hit hard, but my the prices.

The best was £6.25 for some of those klip its that you get in Ikea for a pound.

HuevosRancheros Thu 12-Jun-14 20:21:23

How much for that spaghetti fork? Or you could just learn to twist confused

This is what I mentioned earlier - I just stick my spoon in a mug, or rest it on a saucer. But hey, if you've got £8 to burn.... grin

aoife24 Fri 13-Jun-14 21:36:27

Ooh, I love a browse through a Lakeland catalogue, makes the world seems like a safe and orderly place.

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