SOME OF Solihull’s best bakers will showcase their talents at the annual Fairtrade Cake Off later this 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 24.
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 cup-cakes and family favourites.
Previous cake off winner Dayeeta Pal will be judgind entries also side BBC junior Bake Off champion 2015, Amari Koryang and the Mayor of Solihull, Coun Stuart Davis.
Dayeeta said: “I’m not a professional baker, nor do I have a catering degree.
“I am just a passionate home baker with a will to never stop learning.
“The Fairtrade Cake Off made me realise what I had, who I am and where I want to be one day.
“I would really urge Solihull home bakers to enter the Fairtrade Cake Off – you’ll enjoy it, and maybe start a journey of your own.”
The borough was awarded Fairtrade Status in 2010, and is a proud supporter of the campaign which ensures farmers and workers from the developing world are treated fairly.
There will also be special prizes for entrants who produce information about Fairtrade ingredients in any form from a poster, poem or performance.
Those wishing to take part in the competition must drop-off their creations between 10am and midday and judging will take place between midday and 1pm.