Ready, steady, bake…

victoria sandwichNext month sees the return of The BIG Newark Bake Off – with 11 classes and the chance to have a go at decorating cupcakes and biscuits, not to mention trophies and prizes for Newark’s best bakers, this popular event takes place in The Buttermarket on Saturday 20 June.

It’s free to enter – just register by midnight on Wednesday 17 June and deliver your cake, sweet treat, bread or bake between 10am and 11.15am on the day.

Wondering what you can enter? There are four classes for Juniors (14 and under) :

  • Decorated gingerbread man (8 and under)
  • Three decorated cupcakes on the theme of Travel
  • My favourite cake
  • Fridge cake

Or if you’re 15 or over, why not enter one of the classes for Seniors?

  • Three decorated cupcakes on the theme of Travel
  • My favourite sweet treat
  • Chocolate cake
  • Loaf of bread
  • Newark bake
  • Victoria sandwich
  • Professional cake decorators showcase

chocolate cakeJudging starts at 11.45am and the Girls Around Town will be stepping up to the plate once more to put the chocolate cakes to the taste test – always a tough task but who better to rise to the challenge?!

Newark’s Best Baker and Newark’s Best Junior Baker will each carry off a trophy and win a place on a chocolate making workshop with Choccy Coco Chic – there’ll also be a one-to-one sugarcraft flower making session for the best senior baker and rosettes to 6th place in all classes.

The have-a-go cupcake and biscuit decorating takes place between 10am and 2pm, while from 12.30pm to 1.30pm you can watch the professionals battling it out in a live cake decorating competition.

You’ll find full details of the classes and the competition rules on the entry form, which is available online or in the Newark Advertiser. Get your entry in, get your cupcake cases, icing bags and ingredients out and get ready to whip up a winning entry!

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