SOME OF Solihull’s best bakers will showcase their talents at the annual Fairtrade Cake Off next month.
To mark the annual event bakers are challenged to bake and decorate a cake using at least two ingredients that are marked as Fairtrade, ready to showcase at a competition on February 23.
The free-to-enter competition, being held at The Core, will put adults’ and children’s baking and decorating skills to the test.
Categories at the event include cupcakes and showstoppers.
For two of last year’s entrants, the Cake Off helped propel their passion for baking and cake decoration to new heights.
Darcie Janes, 11, who won last year’s children’s cake category, has since completed a course in cake decoration at Solihull College.
Following the competition, Yogeeta Mistry started up a new business which specialises in vegan cakes.
Darcie, from Lode Heath School, will be entering the competition again this year.
She said: “I’ve always been interested in baking and the Cake Off inspired me further.
“Now I want to open my own bakery and sell my own decorated cakes.
“I recommend everyone gets involved in the Cake Off, it’s a really fun way to try out your cooking skills.”
There will also be special prizes for entrants who produce information about Fairtrade ingredients in any form from a poster, poem or performance.
For more visit www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Fairtrade Cake Off.