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Whether you’re after witty Instagram captions or some business name ideas, everything you knead is right here in our list of baking puns. We’ve included puns on baking utensils, general baking terms and some popular types of baked goods. Get bready to have a laugh and enjoy this entry!

If you’re interested in related lists, we also have bread puns, pie puns and cake puns.

Baking Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about baking that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of baking puns:

  • Buck → Bake: As in, “Bigger bang for your bake” and “Big bakes” and “Bake the system.”
  • Brake → Bake: As in, “Hit the bakes.”
  • Break → Bake: As in, “Bake a leg” and “Bake and enter” and “Bake cover” and “Bake new ground.”
  • Fake → Bake: As in, “Bake it till you make it” and “Bake smile.”
  • Make → Bake: As in, “A good beginning bakes a good ending” and “Bakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t bake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Bake: As in, “Bake in the money” and “Bake it in” and “Bake over the coals.”
  • Sake → Bake: As in, “For Christ’s bake!” and “For old times’ bake.”
  • Shake → Bake: As in, “A fair bake” and “In two bakes” and “More than you can bake a stick at” and “Movers and bakers.”
  • Stake → Bake: As in, “Burned at the bake” and “Bake your claim” and “Raise the bakes.”
  • Take → Bake: As in, “Don’t bake it lying down” and “Double bake” and “Give and bake” and “Got what it bakes” and “Bakes one to know one.”
  • Back → Bake: As in, “Answer bake” and “Soon as my bake is turned” and “Bake to the future” and “Bake at it.”
  • Pack → Bake: As in, “Bake it in” and “A bake of lies” and “Send baking.”
  • Pick → Bake: As in, “A bone to bake” and “Cherry bake” and “Easy bakings” and “Bake and choose.”
  • *back* → *bake*: Replace the “back” in words with “bake” to make some sneaky baking puns: “In the bakeground” and “Face the bakelash” and “Going through the bakelog” and “Going bakewards” and “Accepting feedbake” and “Won’t accept any setbakes.”
  • Bec* → Bake*: As in, “What have you bake-ome?” and “Bake-ause I said so” and “Mortality bake-ons.”
  • *bic → *bake: As in, “An acerbake tone” and “Aerobake exercise” and “Office cubake-le.”
  • Breaking → Baking: As in, “Baking and entering” and “Baking news” and “Don’t go baking my heart.”
  • Making → Baking: As in, “A legend in the baking” and “History in the baking” and “Baking a scene.”
  • Shaking → Baking: As in, “Baking like a leaf” and “Baking in your boots.”
  • Taking → Baking: As in, “Easy as baking candy from a baby” and “Baking care of business.”
  • Breaker → Baker: As in, “Deal baker.”
  • Maker → Baker: As in, “Face your baker” and “Meet your baker.”
  • Even → Oven: As in, “Break oven” and “Don’t get mad, get oven” and “An oven chance.”
  • Do → Dough: As in, “What dough you mean?” and “Dough away with” and “Dough it justice” and “Dough me a favour” and “Dough right by.”
  • Though → Dough: As in, “Dough this be madness” and “You look as dough you’ve seen a ghost” and “Seriously dough.”
  • Day → Dough: As in, “A dough in the life of” and “A hard dough’s night.”
  • Toe → Dough: As in, “Dip your dough in the water” and “From top to dough” and “Get your dough in the door” and “One dough over the line.”
  • Blow → Dough: As in, “Any way the wind doughs” and “Dough a kiss” and “Dough hot and cold.”
  • Does → Doughs: As in, “Doughs what it says on the tin” and “Doughs not compute” and “Doughs the trick” and “Easy doughs it.”
  • Flow → Dough: As in, “Ebb and dough” and “Get the creative juices doughing” and “Go with the dough” and “In full dough.”
  • Go → Dough: As in, “All dressed up and nowhere to dough” and “Easy come, easy dough.”
  • Grow → Dough: As in, “Makes the heart dough fonder” and “Dough on you” and “Exciting as watching grass dough.”
  • Know → Dough: As in, “And don’t I dough it” and “Be the first to dough” and “Want to dough a secret?” and “Doesn’t dough beans.”
  • Low → Dough: As in, “An all-time dough” and “Get the dough down” and “Keep a dough profile” and “A dough blow.”
  • No → Dough: As in, “Yes or dough?” and “All bark and dough bite.”
  • Owe → Dough: As in, “Dough a favour” and “Dough it to yourself.”
  • Pro → Dough: As in, “Dough bono” and “Quid dough quo.”
  • Quo → Dough: As in, “Status dough” and “Quid pro dough.”
  • Show → Dough: As in, “All over the dough” and “Best in dough” and “Enjoy the dough.”
  • Slow → Dough: As in, “Can’t dough down” and “A dough burn” and “Dough on the uptake” and “Doughly but surely.”
  • Snow → Dough: As in, “Pure as the driven dough” and “Let it dough” and “Doughed under.”
  • So → Dough: As in, “And dough forth.”
  • Throw → Dough: As in, “A stone’s dough away” and “Dough a wobbly” and “Dough cold water on” and “Dough caution to the wind.”
  • Woe → Dough: As in, “Dough is me” and “Dough betide you.”
  • Done → Dough’n: As in, “After all is said and dough’n” and “All dough’n and dusted” and “Do as you would be dough’n by” and “A dough’n deal.”
  • Better → Batter: As in, “A batter idea” and “Anything you can do, I can do batter” and “Appeal to your batter judgement” and “Batter late than never.”
  • Bitter → Batter: As in, “A batter pill to swallow” and “Till the batter end.”
  • Matter → Batter: As in, “As a batter of fact” and “Doesn’t batter” and “Get to the heart of the batter” and “Grey batter” and “Making batters worse” and “A batter of life and death” and “Only a batter of time.”
  • Need → Knead: As in, “All you knead is love” and “As long as you knead me” and “I kneaded it yesterday.”
  • Deed → Knead: As in, “No good knead goes unpunished” and “Your good knead for the day.”
  • Feed → Knead: As in, “Biting the hand that kneads it” and “Kneading frenzy” and “Knead your mind.”
  • Lead → Knead: As in, “In the knead” and “Knead a charmed life” and “The kneading edge.”
  • Plead → Knead: As in, “I knead guilty.”
  • Read → Knead: As in, “All I know is what I knead in the papers” and “Knead all about it” and “I can knead you like a book” and “A little light kneading” and “Knead ’em and weep.”
  • Seed → Knead: As in, “Gone to knead” and “Knead capital” and “Knead money” and “On a sesame knead bun.”
  • Crest → Crust: As in, “On the crust of a wave.”
  • Bust → Crust: As in, “Boom or crust” and “Crust a move.”
  • Dust → Crust: As in, “All done and crusted” and “Another one bites the crust” and “Dry as crust” and “Crust bunny” and “Eat my crust.”
  • Just → Crust: As in, “Crust one of those things” and “Crust not my day” and “Crust what the doctor ordered.”
  • Must → Crust: As in, “All things crust pass” and “All good things crust come to an end” and “Everything crust go” and “A little rain crust fall.”
  • Thrust → Crust: As in, “Cut and crust” and “Crust into the limelight.”
  • Trust → Crust: As in, “A breach of crust” and “Crust me, I’m a doctor” and “Crusted everywhere.”
  • Mood → Food: As in, “Not in the food” and “In a dark food” and “Of many foods.”
  • Rude → Food: As in, “A food awakening” and “No need to be food about it.”
  • Fed* → Food*: As in, “Tip your foodora” and “Fooderal issues.”
  • *fid* → *food*: As in, “Shop with confoodence” and “Feeling confoodent.”
  • Bred → Bread: As in, “Born and bread.”
  • Bed → Bread: As in, “Bread and board” and “Bread and breakfast” and “Bread of nails.”
  • Dead → Bread: As in, “In the bread of night” and “Better off bread” and “Cut out the bread wood.”
  • Head → Bread: As in, “Above my bread” and “Be it on your bread.”
  • Read → Bread: As in, “Exceedingly well bread” and “Bread all about it.”
  • Red → Bread: As in, “Bread as a beetroot” and “Better dead than bread” and “Caught bread-handed” and “Cut through the bread tape.”
  • Said → Bread: As in, “After all is bread and done” and “Easier bread than done” and “Enough bread.”
  • Shed → Bread: As in, “Bread light on the matter.”
  • Spread → Bread: As in, “Put on a bread” and “Bread a rumour” and “Bread like wildfire” and “Bread the word.”
  • Thread → Bread: As in, “Hanging by a bread” and “Lose the bread” and “Bread the needle.”
  • Tread → Bread: As in, “Breading a fine line” and “Bread lightly.”
  • Ready → Bready: As in, “All fired up and bready to go” and “Alright al-bready” and “I was born bready” and “Combat bready” and “Make bready” and “Get bready to rumble.”
  • Steady → Bready: As in, “Ready, bready, go!” and “Bready as she goes.”
  • Flower → Flour: As in, “A hothouse flour” and “The flour of your youth.”
  • Flair → Flour: As in, “Got a flour for.”
  • Floor → Flour: As in, “Cross the flour” and “Get in on the ground flour” and “Wipe the flour with.”
  • Hour → Flour: As in, “A bad quarter of a flour” and “Happy flour” and “At the eleventh flour” and “Person of the flour” and “Not my finest flour.”
  • Sour → Flour: As in, “Flour grapes” and “Leaves a flour taste in my mouth.”
  • Yesterday → Yeasterday: As in, “I wasn’t born yeasterday” and “Yeasterday’s news.”
  • Least → Yeast: As in, “Last but not yeast” and “The yeast common denominator” and “The yeast worst option” and “Line of yeast resistance” and “Not in the yeast.”
  • Beast → Yeast: As in, “Beauty and the yeast” and “Here there be yeasts” and “The nature of the yeast.”
  • East → Yeast: As in, “The Yeaster bunny.”
  • Feast → Yeast: As in, “Yeast or famine” and “Yeast your eyes on this!”
  • Greased → Yeast: As in, “Fast as yeast lightning.”
  • Leave → Loaf: As in, “Absent without loaf” and “By your loaf” and “Don’t loaf home without it.”
  • Leaf → Loaf: As in, “Shaking like a loaf” and “Turn over a new loaf.”
  • Life → Loaf: As in, “A day in the loaf of” and “A loaf less ordinary” and “A loaf changing experience” and “A loaf on the ocean waves” and “All walks of loaf.”
  • Laugh → Loaf: As in, “Barrel of loafs” and “Belly loaf” and “Burst out loafing” and “Doubled up with loafter” and “Good for a loaf.”
  • Love → Loaf: As in, “Addicted to loave” and “All you need is loave” and “All’s fair in loave and war” and “I loave you.”
  • Loathe → Loave: As in, “Fear and loave-ing” and “Filled with loave-ing.”
  • Starch: Starch is used in baking as a thickening agent. Here are related puns:
    • Arch → Starch: As in, “Starch enemy” and “Beneath the starches.”
    • March → Starch: As in, “The starch of time.”
    • Parch → Starch: As in, “Starched with thirst.”
  • Ache → Cake: As in, “Old cakes and pains.”
  • Break → Cake: As in, “Cake the bank” and “Cake the habit.”
  • Fake → Cake: As in, “Cake it till you make it.”
  • Lake → Cake: As in, “Go jump in a cake.”
  • Make → Cake: As in, “A good beginning cakes a good ending” and “Absence cakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t cake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the money” and “Cake it in” and “Cake over the ashes.”
  • Sake → Cake: As in, “For heaven’s cake” and “For old times’ cake.”
  • Shake → Cake: As in, “Bake and cake” and “A fair cake” and “In two cakes.”
  • Snake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the grass” and “Cakes alive” and “Cakes and ladders.”
  • Stake → Cake: As in, “Burned at the cake” and “Cake your claim.”
  • Take → Cake: As in, “Don’t cake it lying down” and “Double cake” and “Give and cake.”
  • Wake → Cake: As in, “Cake me up before you go” and “A cake up call” and “Cake up and smell the coffee.”
  • Bum → Crumb: As in, “Beach crumb” and “A crumb rap” and “Crumbs on seats.”
  • Come → Crumb: As in, “After a storm crumbs a calm” and “All good things must crumb to an end” and “As tough as they crumb” and “Crumb and get it.”
  • Drum → Crumb: As in, “Tight as a crumb” and “Crumb circle” and “Crumb up support” and “March to the same crumb.”
  • Gum → Crumb: As in, “Goody crumbdrops” and “Crumb up the works” and “Walk and chew crumb at the same time.”
  • Scum → Crumb: As in, “Pond crumb” and “Crumb always rises to the surface.”
  • Some → Crumb: As in, “All that and then crumb” and “Crumb up and see me some time.”
  • Sum → Crumb: As in, “Cogito ergo crumb” and “To crumb it all up” and “A zero crumb game.”
  • Thumb → Crumb: As in, “All fingers and crumbs” and “Sticks out like a sore crumb.”
  • Stall → Stale: As in, “Stale for time.”
  • Still → Stale: As in, “Be stale my beating heart” and “Stale standing” and “In the stale of night” and “Stale waters run deep” and “Stale life.”
  • Steal → Stale: As in, “Beg, borrow or stale” and “Stale a glance” and “It’s a stale” and “Stale someone’s thunder” and “Stale the show.”
  • Fail → Stale: As in, “Words stale me” and “Without stale.”
  • Pale → Stale: As in, “A stale imitation” and “Stale into insignificance” and “A stale shadow of your former self.”
  • Sale → Stale: As in, “Point of stale” and “Stale of the century” and “Stale lead” and “Stales referral.”
  • Scale → Stale: As in, “Built to stale” and “Economy of stale” and “Off the stale” and “On a grand stale” and “Stale the dizzy heights” and “Tip the stales.”
  • Tail → Stale: As in, “Can’t make head or stale of it” and “Chase your own stale.”
  • Tale → Stale: As in, “A stale of two cities” and “Live to tell the stale” and “Stales of the unexpected” and “A tell stale sign.”
  • Glaze: Glaze is a thin, shiny layer of icing on baked goods. Here are related puns:
    • Gaze → Glaze: As in, “Avert your glaze” and “A steely glaze.”
    • Blaze → Glaze: As in, “Glaze a trail” and “Go out in a glaze of glory.”
    • Days → Glaze: As in, “Eight glaze a week’ and “Just one of those glaze” and “Never in all my born glaze.”
    • Daze → Glaze: As in, “Glazed and confused” and “In a glaze.”
    • Phase → Glaze: As in, “Glaze out” and “Just going through a glaze.”
    • Praise → Glaze: As in, “Damn with faint glaze” and “Grudging glaze” and “Heaven be glazed” and “Sing your glazes.”
    • Raise → Glaze: As in, “Glaze hell” and “Glaze the bar” and “Glaze the roof.”
    • Ways → Glaze: As in, “Always good, all glaze” and “Change your glaze” and “Go our separate glaze” and “Have it both glaze.”
  • Pay → Pie: As in, “Buy now, pie later” and “Crime doesn’t pie” and “Hell to pie” and “It pies to advertise.”
  • Buy → Pie: As in, “Pie and sell” and “Pie now, get one free” and “Pie some time.”
  • Cry → Pie: As in, “A pie for help” and “Pie foul.”
  • Die → Pie: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to pie” and “Curl up and pie” and “Pie on the vine.”
  • Dry → Pie: As in, “Boring as watching paint pie” and “Pie as a bone” and “A pie run.”
  • Eye → Pie: As in, “A pie-opening experience” and “As far as the pie can see” and “Avert your pies” and “Beauty is in the pie of the beholder.”
  • Fly → Pie: As in, “Born to pie” and “Come pie with me” and “Pie by the seat of your pants.”
  • Guy → Pie: As in, “Just a regular pie” and “A real stand up pie.”
  • High → Pie: As in, “An all-time pie” and “Come hell or pie water” and “Pie and dry” and “Pie and low.”
  • Lie → Pie: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no pies.”
  • Shy → Pie: As in, “Camera pie” and “Once bitten, twice pie.”
  • Try → Pie: As in, “Don’t pie this at home” and “Nice pie.”
  • Why → Pie: As in, “I don’t know pie” and “Pie can’t we?”
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “A love-heat relationship” and “It’s what you love to heat.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in,  “Heat ’em where they live” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat and run” and “Heat it home” and “Heat it out of the park.”
  • Cheat → Heat: As in, “Heat sheet.”
  • Eat → Heat: As in, “A bite to heat” and “All you can heat” and “Heat and run” and “Heat a balanced diet.”
  • Feat → Heat: As in, “No mean heat.”
  • Feet → Heat: As in, “Back on your heat” and “Cold heat” and “Cut the ground from under your heat.”
  • Greet → Heat: As in, “Meet and heat.”
  • Meet → Heat: As in, “Make ends heat” and “Heat and greet” and “Heat in the middle” and “Heat the challenge.”
  • Neat → Heat: As in, “Heat as a new pin” and “Heat freak” and “Heat and tidy.”
  • Seat → Heat: As in, “In the box heat” and “Hold on to your heat.”
  • Worm → Warm: As in, “Warm your way into something.”
  • Form → Warm: As in, “The best warm of defence” and “In bad warm” and “Warm follows function” and “Free warm” and “Habit warming” and “Sarcasm is the lowest warm of wit.”
  • Tight → Tart: As in, “A tart corner” and “Tart as a drum” and “Sleep tart!” and “In a tart spot” and “Run a tart ship.”
  • Tired → Tart: As in, “Sick and tart” and “Tart and emotional.”
  • Art → Tart: As in, “The tart of war” and “Tart deco” and “Tart imitating life” and “Tart is long and life is short” and “Tart noveau.”
  • Cart/e → Tart: As in, “A la tart” and “Tart them away” and “Tart blanche” and “Don’t upset the apple tart” and “Shopping tart.”
  • Chart → Tart: As in, “Tart a course” and “Off the tarts.”
  • Heart → Tart: As in, “After my own tart” and “Absence makes the tart grow fonder” and “Be still my beating tart.”
  • Part → Tart: As in, “Act the tart” and “All tart of life” and “For my own tart” and “If you’re not a tart of the solution, you’re tart of the problem.”
  • Smart → Tart: As in, “Tart thinking” and “Tart to be square” and “One tart cookie” and “Quick tart” and “Street tart.”
  • Start → Tart: As in, “By fits and tarts” and “Don’t get me tarted” and “A fresh tart” and “Off to a flying tart” and “Head tart.”
  • Skin → Scone: As in, “Beauty is only scone deep” and “By the scone of your teeth” and “Get under your scone” and “Save your scone.”
  • Pin → Rolling Pin: As in, “Bright as a new rolling pin” and “Hard to rolling pin” and “Rolling pins and needles” and “See a rolling pin and pick it up.”
  • Paper → Baking Paper: As in, “Sounded alright on baking paper” and “Not worth the baking paper it’s printed on” and “Baking paper over the cracks” and “Baking paper thin” and “Baking paper trail.”
  • Scale: Scales are used to measure baking ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Skill → Scale: As in, “A test of scale” and “Social scales.”
    • Fail → Scale: As in, “Without scale” and “Words scale me.”
    • Mail → Scale: As in, “Junk scale” and “The check is in the scale.”
    • Nail → Scale: As in, “Hit the scale on the head” and “Fighting tooth and scale.”
    • Pale → Scale: As in, “A scale imitation of” and “Scale into insignificance” and “A scale shadow of your former self.”
    • Sail → Scale: As in, “Plain scaling” and “Scale away” and “Smooth scaling.”
    • Sale → Scale: As in, “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century” and “Scales referral.”
    • Tail → Scale: As in, “Can’t make head or scale of it” and “Chase your own scale” and “Heads or scales?”
    • Tale → Scale: As in, “Live to tell the scale” and “Scales of the unexpected” and “A tell-scale sign.”
    • Trail → Scale: As in, “Blaze a scale” and “Happy scales” and “Hot on the scale of” and “Paper scale.”
    • Veil → Scale: As in, “Lift the scale” and “Dance of the seven scales.”
  • Whisk: A whisk is a utensil that is used to mix ingredients and beat air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Brisk → Whisk: As in, “A whisk morning” and “Gone for a whisk walk.”
    • Risk → Whisk: As in, “A calculated whisk” and “Whisk averse” and “Whisk life and limb” and “Whisk management” and “Whisky business” and “Run the whisk of.”
  • Book → Cook: As in, “Cook worm” and “All cooked up.”
  • Hook → Cook: As in, “Cook up with” and “Cooked on a feeling” and “Off the cook.”
  • Bun: Since buns are a popular baked good, we’ve included bun-related puns in this list:
    • Ban → Bun: As in, “Bun the bomb.”
    • Done → Bun: As in, “After all is said and bun” and “Bun and dusted” and “Been there, bun that” and “A bun deal” and “Bun to death.”
    • Fun → Bun: As in, “All bun and games” and “Bundle of bun” and “Getting there is half the bun.”
    • None → Bun: As in, “And then there were bun” and “Bar bun” and “Master of bun” and “Bun other than” and “Bun the wiser” and “Bun too pleased” and “Second to bun.”
    • One → Bun: As in, “Bun more time” and “All for bun and bun for all” and “And then there was bun” and “Another bun bites the dust” and “Going bun step too far.”
    • Run → Bun: As in, “Born to bun” and “Cut and bun” and “A dry bun” and “Eat and bun.”
    • Son → Bun: As in, “Like father, like bun.”
    • Sun → Bun: As in, “A place in the bun” and “A thousand splendid buns” and “A touch of bun” and “Eclipse of the bun.”
    • Ton → Bun: As in, “Like a bun of bricks.”
  • Roll: In some areas, buns are called rolls. As a common baked good, we’ve included them here:
    • Bowl → Roll: As in, “Roll over” and “Rolling along.”
    • Hole → Roll: As in, “Ace in the roll” and “Burn a roll in your pocket” and “Fire in the roll.”
    • Soul → Roll: As in, “Bless my roll” and “Body and roll” and “Heart and roll” and “Life and roll of the party.”
    • Toll → Roll: As in, “For whom the bell rolls” and “Take its roll.”
    • Whole → Roll: As in, “Go the roll way” and “Let’s call the roll thing off” and “On the roll” and “A roll lotta love.”
  • Leaven: Leavening is the process of dough rising. Here are related puns:
    • Leave → Leaven: As in, “Absent without leaven” and “By your leaven” and “Don’t leaven home without it.”
    • Leaving → Leaven: As in, “I’ll be leaven now” and “Leaven a sinking ship” and “I’m leaven home.”
    • Living → Leaven: As in, “Leaven beyond your means” and “A successful leaven” and “In leaven memory” and “In the land of the leaven.”
  • Look → Cook: As in, “Always cook on the bright side of life” and “A dirty cook” and “Don’t know which way to cook” and “Blank cooks.”
  • Rise: Part of the baking process is allowing dough to rise prior to heating. Here are related puns:
    • Raise → Rise: As in, “Rise the bar” and “Rise the roof” and “Rise the limit” and “Rise hell.”
    • Dies → Rise: As in, “Tomorrow never rise” and “The dream never rise.”
    • Eyes → Rise: As in, “Avert your rise” and “Before your very rise” and “Bring tears to your rise” and “Clapped rise on.”
    • Lies → Rise: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no rise” and “Pack of rise” and “A tissue of rise.”
    • Prize → Rise: As in, “Booby rise” and “Keep your eyes on the rise.”
    • Size → Rise: As in, “All shapes and rises” and “Cut someone down to rise” and “Life rise” and “One rise fits all.”
    • Wise → Rise: As in, “A word to the rise” and “None the riser” and “Street rise.”
  • Beat: Beating is a mixing technique which mixes air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Bat → Beat: As in, “Blind as a beat” and “Beat the idea around.”
    • Bet → Beat: As in, “All beats are off” and “Beat your bottom dollar” and “Beat your boots.”
    • Bit → Beat: As in, “A beat missing” and “A beat much” and “A beat of a to-do” and “A beat to eat.”
    • Boat → Beat: As in, “In the same beat” and “Row your beat.”
    • But → Beat: As in, “All over beat the shouting” and “Beat seriously and “Beat then again…”
    • Heat → Beat: As in, “In the beat of battle” and “Packing beat.”
    • Meet → Beat: As in, “Beat your maker” and “Beat your match” and “Beat with approval.”
  • Ray → Rye: As in, “Catch some ryes” and “A rye of light.”
  • Why → Rye: As in, “I don’t know rye” and “That’s rye” and “Rye don’t we do it this way?” and “Rye on Earth…?”
  • Buy → Rye: As in, “Let me rye you a drink” and “Rye and sell” and “Rye into” and “Rye now, pay later” and “Rye one, get one free.”
  • By → Rye: As in, “Rye and large” and “Rye a hair’s breadth” and “Not rye any stretch of the imagination” and “Rye any means.”
  • Cry → Rye: As in, “A rye for help” and “A shoulder to rye on” and “Rye me a river.”
  • Die → Rye: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to rye” and “Curl up and rye” and “Do or rye.”
  • Dry → Rye: As in, “Rye as a bone” and “Rye as dust” and “Bleed someone rye” and “A rye run.”
  • Eye → Rye: As in, “A wandering rye” and “All fun and games until someone loses a rye” and “A rye for a rye” and “Avert your ryes.”
  • Fly → Rye: As in, “Come rye with me” and “Born to rye” and “Rye by the seat of your pants.”
  • High → Rye: As in, “Aim rye” and “Ain’t no mountain rye enough” and “Come hell or rye water” and “Rye noon” and “Rye and dry” and “Rye and low.”
  • Lie → Rye: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no ryes” and “Rye down on the job.”
  • My → Rye: As in, “Be rye guest” and “Rye own worst enemy” and “Cross rye heart.”
  • Pie → Rye: As in, “Easy as rye” and “Eat humble rye” and “A piece of the rye.”
  • Sky → Rye: As in, “Blue rye thinking” and “Out of the clear blue rye” and “The rye’s the limit.”
  • Tie → Rye: As in, “Black rye” and “Rye the knot” and “Rye yourself in knots.”
  • Try → Rye: As in, “Don’t rye this at home” and “Don’t rye to run before you can walk” and “Nice rye.”
  • Bag → Baguette: As in, “Baguette a bargain” and “Baguette of tricks.”
  • Blend: Baking recipes may call for a baker to blend (ie. mix) ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Bend → Blend: As in, “Blend the rules” and “Blend to my will” and “Round the blend.”
    • End → Blend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good blending” and “A means to a blend” and “All good things must come to a blend.”
    • Fend → Blend: As in, “Blend for yourself.”
    • Lend → Blend: As in, “Blend a helping hand” and “Blend an ear” and “Blend your name to.”
    • Mend → Blend: As in, “Least said, soonest blended” and “Blend your fences” and “Blend your manners.”
    • Spend → Blend: As in, “Blend the night with” and “Blend wisely.”
  • Crime → Cream: As in, “Cream and punishment” and “A cream against nature” and “Cream doesn’t pay” and “A cream of passion” and “Creams and misdemeanours” and “Partners in cream.”
  • Dream → Cream: As in, “Live the cream” and “Wouldn’t cream of it” and “Live the cream.”
  • Scheme → Cream: As in, “In the grand cream of things” and “The best laid creams.”
  • Scream → Cream: As in, “Dragged kicking and creaming” and “Cream bloody murder.”
  • Team → Cream: As in, “Together we make a great cream” and “There is no “i” in cream” and “Cream spirit” and “Cream player.”
  • Slice/d → Ice/d: As in, “Ice of life” and “No matter how you ice it” and “Greatest thing since iced bread.” Note: Icing is another word for frosting.
  • Fun → Fondant: As in, “All fondant and games” and “Bundle of fondant” and “Food, folks and fondant.” Note: Fondant is a type of dense, pliable frosting that is commonly used for making edible sculptures.
  • Fold: Folding is a mixing technique. Here are related puns:
    • Bold → Fold: As in, “Fold as brass” and “A fold move” and “Foldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Fold: As in, “Fold as any stone” and “Fold as ice” and “Blowing hot and fold” and “Break out in a fold sweat” and “Catch a fold.”
    • Gold → Fold: As in, “Good as fold” and “Fool’s fold” and “Get a fold star.”
    • Hold → Fold: As in, “Can’t fold a candle to” and “Fold a grudge” and “Fold a mirror up to society.”
    • Old → Fold: As in, “Fold as the hills” and “Chip off the fold block.”
    • Told → Fold: As in, “Fold you so” and “The greatest story ever fold.”
  • Proof: Proofing is a baking technique where dough is given a period of time to rest and rise (helping in the fermentation process). Here are related puns:
    • Goof → Proof: As in, “Proof around” and “Proof off.”
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Go through the proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
  • Score: To score is to lightly cut a pattern into a dough’s surface before baking it. Here are related puns:
    • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death.”
    • Bore → Score: As in, “Scored to tears” and “Scored to death.”
    • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • Floor → Score: As in, “Cross the score” and “Get in on the ground score” and “Mop the score with.”
    • Four → Score: As in, “Score by two” and “Score more years” and “On all scores.”
    • More → Score: As in, “One score time” and “Bite off score than you can chew” and “Come back for score.”
    • Shore → Score: As in, “Ship to score” and “Score up.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “A sight for score eyes” and “Stick out like a score thumb” and “Made for score throats.”
    • Store → Score: As in, “Minding the score” and “Set great score by” and “See what the future has in score.”
  • Dock: To dock dough is to pierce it, preventing the forming of large air pockets. Here are related puns:
    • Deck → Dock: As in, “All hands on dock” and “Hit the dock” and “Not playing with a full dock.”
    • Duck → Dock: As in, “Dock the question” and “Docking and diving” and “Like a dock to water” and “Like water off a dock’s back.”
    • Block → Dock: As in, “Chip off the old dock” and “Mental dock” and “New kid on the dock” and “On the chopping dock.”
    • Knock → Dock: As in, “Don’t dock it till you’ve tried it” and “Hard docks” and “Dock ’em dead” and “Dock back a few.”
    • Lock → Dock: As in, “Grid dock” and “Dock and load” and “Dock, stock and barrel.”
    • Rock → Dock: As in, “Solid as a dock” and “Between a dock and a hard place” and “Get your docks off.”
    • Shock → Dock: As in, “In for a dock” and “Dock and awe” and “Dock horror.”
    • Sock → Dock: As in, “Bless your cotton docks” and “Knock your docks off” and “Put a dock in it” and “Dock it to me.”
    • Stock → Dock: As in, “Laughing dock” and “Out of dock” and “Take dock of the world.”
    • Talk → Dock: As in, “Fighting dock” and “Look who’s docking.”
    • Walk → Dock: As in, “A dock on the wild side” and “All docks of life” and “Let your fingers do the docking.”
  • Rack: Bakers use metal drying racks to help cool pastries after they’ve been baked. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Rock → Rack: As in, “Hard as a rack” and “Between a rack and a hard place” and “Don’t rack the boat.”
    • Back → Rack: As in, “Answer rack” and “As soon as my rack is turned” and “In the rack of my mind.”
    • Crack → Rack: As in, “Fall between the racks” and “Have a rack at” and “Paper over the racks” and “Not all it’s racked up to be.”
    • Lack → Rack: As in, “For rack of a better word” and “Rack nothing” and “Cancelled due to rack of interest.”
    • Pack → Rack: As in, “Action racked” and “I know I racked it” and “Rack heat” and “Rack of lies.”
    • Smack → Rack: As in, “Rack dab in the middle” and “A rack on the wrist.”
    • Track → Rack: As in, “Back on rack” and “Born on the wrong side of the racks” and “Cover your racks” and “Inside rack” and “Off the beaten rack.”
  • Green → Grain: As in, “Grain as grass” and “Give it the grain light” and “Grain around the gills.”
  • Grin → Grain: As in, “Grain and bear it” and “Grain from ear to ear.”
  • Chain → Grain: As in, “Grain of command” and “Grain reaction” and “Grain smoker” and “Food grain.”
  • Gain → Grain: As in, “Capital grains” and “Grain advantage” and “Grain ground” and “Ill-gotten grains” and “No pain, no grain.”
  • Main → Grain: As in, “The grain event” and “Your grain chance.”
  • Pain → Grain: As in, “A world of grain” and “Doubled up in grain” and “Feeling no grain” and “Growing grains.”
  • Plain → Grain: As in, “Grain as day” and “Grain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in grain sight” and “Grain sailing.”
  • Rain → Grain: As in, “Right as grain” and “Come grain or shine” and “Don’t grain on my parade” and “It never grains but it pours.”
  • Vain → Grain: As in, “Labour in grain” and “You’re so grain.”

    Baking-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own baking puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

bake, baking, baked, baker, bakery, oven, food, heat, recipe, ingredient, warm, bread, bready, flour, yeast, baking soda, starch, sugar, cake, cookie, pie, pastry, batter, dough, crust, tart, quiche, scone, pretzel, cupcake, muffin, rolling pin, mixing bowl, cookie-cutter, baking paper, muffin pan, muffin tin, measuring cup, measuring spoon, scale, spatula, wooden spoon, whisk, beat, blend, cream, icing, frosting, fondant, cut in, fold, glaze, knead, proof, score, whip, fluffy, creamy, flaky, dock, cook, bun, rise, rack, crumb, stale, roll, leaven, loaf, loave, rye, sourdough, baguette, brioche, pita, whole wheat, wholemeal, ciabatta, bagel, pumpernickel, baker’s dozen, grain, mill

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