Best Of British Competition Theme

The Cake & Bake Show Official Competition brought to you by Urban Fruit is back for 2017! 

This year, you chose the theme!  We ran a social media poll to determine the theme and the winner was...

Best of British

So the search is on to find the best British bakes from our fans and visitors. From historical events, landmarks, icons and musical eras to your favourite childhood memories & holidays. There's so much British culture and iconography, that you are spoilt for choice! Cakes will be displayed at the Show and judged by top industry experts. Our top industry judges will be looking for creativity, skill, visual appeal and interpretation of the theme.

There were prizes for Best in Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place in both our categories. 

Entry to the Competition was FREE and entrants received free entry to the show plus 2 complimentary tickets for friends and family.

Competition Categories

 All competition cakes were on display to the public throughout the four days of the show. 


Main Competition 

Decorative only

Open to all over 18 (including amateurs & professionals)

A decorative exhibit adhering to the competition theme. Internal supports/structures are permitted, including dummies, but no visible external supports are allowed unless in the use with wired flowers or foliage, but these should be covered in floral tape. All edible materials are allowed that are used in the usual course of Sugarcraft. There are no height restriction. Cake must fit within a base area of 38cm x 28cm (15" x 15") square. Can use cake that has previously been showcased in a competition/exhibit. See further Terms and Conditions...

Cupcake Competition 

Decorative only 

Open to all over 18 (including amateurs & professionals) 

A display of 12 decorated cupcakes adehering to the competition theme. Dummies are not permitted. Stands are permitted. No height Restriction. Cupcakes must fit within a base area of 38cm x 28cm (15" x 15"). All 12 cupcakes do not have to be identical. 
See further Terms and Conditions...

Entries are now closed


Click here to see the winners of the Manchester Cake Competition 2017