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Published: 12/06/2020

Barnitts eBook 'Through The Years

A while ago we did a couple of blogs giving some history to the shop. It attracted interest from people wishing to know more and we felt we had enough material to elaborate and satisfy the demand.


So we have created a full size eBook, sharing the evolution of the shop in far greater detail right up to current times.

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Published: 10/05/2018

Barnitts - The Early Years

Barnitts opened its door (there was only one at that time!) and welcomed the first customers into the shop in the year of 1896 during the reign of Queen Victoria.

The shop was the idea of Mr George Barnitt who opened it as a 'General and Furnishing Ironmonger and Agricultural Implement Agent'. As George already came from a family of farming stock he was comfortable selling agricultural ironmongery and felt he could give customers sound practical advice.

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Published: 17/04/2018

Barnitts - A brief overview

What to blog about at Barnitts in York?

Maybe this time we will have a change and go right back to the year 1896, during Queen Victoria's reign when we opened and give you a brief overview of our store.

For the people of York and surrounding areas Barnitts is simply a Home & Garden store that has always been there and has long been named as a firm favourite.


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Published: 30/08/2017

Have Your Own Bake Off

With the Great British Bake Off coming back to our screens, we thought we'd take a look at some baking products to give you some inspiration to bake your own show stopping creations.

The Kitchen Craft brand has an adorable range of decorating tools named Sweetly Does It. This range has products such as bun cases, fondant moulds and icing tools to help you create professional looking home bakes. We are going to take a look at a selection of products and what can be created with them.

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Published: 28/04/2017

Impress with Home Bakes

New kitchen tools are an exciting concept for most baking enthusiasts, having key tools and equipment gives you a variety of recipe possibilities. There are a wide range of baking products out there to give you new techniques and methods to experiment with. Here at Barnitts we have a wide selection of baking products to enable you to develop your baking skills and produce homemade buns and cakes to be proud of.

Our bakeware range includes a range of quality cake tins and oven trays to help you bake your cakes to perfection. Once your cake is baked and it has cooled down, it is time for your creative juices to flow by decorating it. We have many tools that will allow you to create beautifully detailed cakes. A great way to add detail and texture to your cake is to use an icing bag and nozzle, there are a variety of different shapes and sizes of icing nozzle that will allow you to create lots of different effects. With piped icing you can create flowers, leaves, writing, boarders and much more. Fondant, sugar craft and royal icing provide many options to decorate cakes using various tools. Fondant moulds are an excellent way of producing professional looking decorations for your cake without any fuss. We stock moulds based around themes such as flowers, weddings and babies for creating cakes for many special occasions. If you would like to try your hand at delicate detail icing modelling tools allow you to use your creative flare to create freestyle decorations.

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