Budding bakers have only a few days to submit their entry forms for Wellingborough’s own version of the Great British Bake Off.
The contest, inspired by the hit BBC series, is taking place on Saturday, October 10, from 10am until 4pm, but bakers only have until Tuesday, October 6, to get their entry forms in.
It is the third consecutive year that the event has been organised by the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) to find the best bakers in the borough.
The contest has proved extremely popular with a large increase in the number of entries year on year.
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.
It’s time for the bakers of Wellingborough to show us what they can doJohn Cable
Once the cake conquerors have been crowned winners and received their prizes, the cakes will be sold off and the proceeds donated to Wellingborough Rotary Club.
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.”
Judges will be looking for an even bake, excellent presentation, imaginative flavour combinations and no ‘soggy bottoms’.
Entry forms are available from Rowlatts in Silver Street and Sweetbitz in Cambridge Street, as well as on the Discover Wellingborough website.