The Great Wellingborough Bake Off is back for another year

The Great Wellingborough Bake Off is back for another year
The Great Wellingborough Bake Off is back for another year
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Budding bakers are being invited to take part in Wellingborough’s very own version of the Great British Bake Off.

The contest, inspired by the hit BBC series, will take place on Saturday, October 10, from 10am until 4pm.

The contest will help promote the independent cake shops and bakeries we have in the town, which we believe are definitely worth a visit

John Cable

It is the third consecutive year that the event has been organised by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to find the cream of the crop in bakers.

It has proved extremely popular with a large increase in the number of entries year on year.

John Cable, manager of Wellingborough BID, which stages events to promote the town centre, said: “Any Great British Bake Off fan will know that the contestants are hugely talented and week after week come up with some truly wonderful creations.

“Now it’s time for the bakers of Wellingborough to show us what they can do.

“But judging by last year, we are sure that the competition is “scone” to get tough.”

“The contest will help promote the independent cake shops and bakeries we have in the town, which we believe are definitely worth a visit.”

Bakers need to submit their entry forms by Saturday, October 3.

Forms will be available in Rowlatts on Silver Street and Sweetbitz in Cambridge Street and also on the Discover Wellingborough website.

There will be five categories this year: 12 identical cupcakes/fairy cakes/muffins, children’s bakes, Halloween themed cake, tray cake and gluten free cake.

There are a limited number of entries in each category on a first come, first served basis.

Once the cake conquerors have been crowned winners and received their prizes, the cakes will then be sold off and the proceeds will be donated to Wellingborough Rotary Club.

Judges will be looking for an even bake, excellent presentation, imaginative flavour combinations and no soggy bottoms.