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Cake Competition 2024

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This year's Cake Competition is now open for entries! And for the first time ever, we have not one, but two exciting competitions for bakers of all ages and skill levels to enter...

All Things Musicals! Cake Competition

Gingerbread House Competition

Both categories will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as a 'Best In Show', where you could win a cash prize and more! Do you have what it takes to win?

Find out more and enter below....

Theme 1 - All Things Musicals!

On the 24th of November, musical fans will flock to the cinema for the eagerly anticipated release of 'Wicked' the movie! This iconic musical is a huge inspiration to this year's Cake Competition theme, and we're inviting all musical and baking lovers to participate!

All Things Musicals! is your chance to express your creativity and skill to make and decorate your most colourful, extravagant cakes that boast in musical excellence.

From classics such as 'Singing In The Rain' to 'La La Land', take center stage with your design, think big and bold!

Break a leg!

Theme 2 - Gingerbread House

If you have a taste for Gingerbread House creating and decorating, this is the competition for you! From festive grottos and ski lodges, to townhouses and hotels - this is your opportunity to construct and decorate the ultimate Gingerbread House.

This is the perfect competition for budding bakers of all ages. Family and school entries welcome too!  


The two main categories of the competition are:

  • All Things Musicals! Cake Competition
  • Gingerbread House

These categories are open for competitors of all ages, and you can enter in both!

Our Cake & Bake celebrity experts will be judging this years competitions, whilst our hand-picked industry expert provides expertise and commentary on the designs as they are being judged.



  • Originality and creativity of design
  • Overall visual impact
  • Skills and execution of technique
  • Interpretation of the theme
  • Cake must fit within a base area of 38cm x 38cm (15" x 15") square and there are no height restrictions
  • Cake will not be judged on taste, they are solely judged on appearance
  • Any edible medium may be used and wires, tape, ribbon and stamen are allowed
  • Internal supports and dummies are allowed

The important bits

Cakes  and Gingerbread Houses must be dropped off at The Cake & Bake Show section of the Ideal Home Show Christmas at Olympia, London on Tuesday 26th November between 4-6pm. Please note you will be sent an information pack via email once you have entered. Please allow a few days for this to come through.

Your cake must then stay on display at the event until 5pm on Sunday 1st December.

All competition pieces must ONLY be removed between 5pm-6pm on Sunday 1st December and strictly NOT before. The organisers reserve the right to remove and dispose of any competition pieces not collected during this time.

Win a prize for your cake creation!

A huge congratulations to our 2023 Best In Show winner for their show stopping master piece! - Disney Dogs.

If you think you have what it takes to win and be named our 2024 'Best In Show' Winner! Apply below NOW!

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Register your interest here and we will send you an information pack with full details.

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