23rd Oct, 2017

Borough bakers set to strut their stuff at annual bakeoff

Solihull Editorial 10th Feb, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

BUDDING bakers of all ages will have the chance to test their skills and creativity against other borough bakers at Solihull Arts Complex next weekend (Saturday, February 20).

Four winners will be crowned at the annual Fairtrade cake off and over 50 entrants are expected to contest throughout the day.

With the main aim of the day to promote Fairtrade, the event – now in its third year – will attract bakers from as young as six.

The child category is open to children aged up to seven years old – entrants are asked to put forward to decorated cupcakes.

The young person category will attract those aged eight to 17, judges will be looking for a cake that shows originality as well as baking and cake decorating skills.

Two adult categories will also feature, including the decorated celebration cake award and a family favourite award.

All cakes must contain at least two Fairtrade ingredients – identified by the Fairtrade logo on the packaging.

Pauline Mackey, member of the organising group Solihull Fairtrade Group (SoFT), said: “The Arts Complex as a venue is perfect with a central location.

“You’ve seen what people can bake on TV but now you can witness what talent Solihull has to offer and we’re very excited to see the creativity that Solihull can come up with.

“It’s an ideal event for youngsters who may want to start baking.”

Members of the public can attend the event for free of charge.

Cake viewing, stalls and demonstrations will be on show from 10.30am.

All bakers must purchase a ticket – Child £2.50, adult £5.

Visit www.solihullartscomplex.co.uk for further information.

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