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Cake Competition - WIN £1,000

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Win a prize for your love of all things baking!

Prizes will include: A cash prize of £1,000 for 'Best in Show' over the whole competition, plus Kenwood baking appliances and bundles of baking goodies provided by The Baking Company for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category.

Thank you to The Baking Company, our Cake Competition sponsor, for supplying the prizes from Kenwood.

Have you got what it takes to win these prizes?


The two main catorgories of the competition are:

  • Main Competition - Open to all bakers from any level
  • Kids - Under 15s only 

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

Judging and Criteria

For all competitions:

  • 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
  • To be eligible for the Kids Competition, it will be for under 15s Only

The important bits

Cakes must be dropped off at The Cake & Bake Show section of the Ideal Home Show Christmas at Olympia, London on Tuesday 21st 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 26th November.

All competition pieces must ONLY be removed between 5pm-6pm on Sunday 26th November and strictly NOT before. The organisers reserve the right to remove and dispose of any competition pieces not collected during this time.

Theme - Inspired by Disney!

On the 16th October 2023, the world celebrated Disney's 100th birthday! To commemorate the occasion, we are excited to announce the theme of The Cake & Bake Cake Competition, sponsored by The Baking Company, as 'Inspired by Disney'.

This competition is open to all bakers to use creativity and skill to make colourful, extravagant cakes that represent Disney through your eyes. Think big, bold and don’t hold back!

Take a look at our 'Images for Inspiration' here, and start planning your creation!

Competition Entries Now Closed. 

Cake Competition Awards Ceremony - 1pm Sunday 26th November Christmas Kitchen Stage 

Headline sponsor


We are thrilled to welcome The Baking Company to the Cake & Bake Show as our headline sponsor for the Cake Competition this year!

Reece, the son of this family run business, who is the winner of Junior Bake Off 2020, will join our baking celebs and experts in judging the Cake Competition as well as showing his skills on the Sugarcraft & Decorating Stage at the Show.

Head to their website here to find all the baking equiptment you may need to perfect your bakes!