The British are embracing baking like never before, it's become one of our biggest growing trends and to celebrate this, the UK's first baking exhibition, The Cake and Bake Show launches at Earls Court in September. The show offers something for everyone with an array of features that will appeal to home bakers and professionals alike.
With TV shows such as Great British Bake Off gaining more than 4 million viewers per episode, baking books topping the best sellers lists and a 50% increase in baking business start ups reported in 2011, the world of cake and bake has never been more popular.
The Cake and Bake Show features the biggest names in the baking world including GBBO judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry as well as winners Edd Kimber and Jo Wheatley; Eric Lanlard of Cake Boy, Richard Bertinet, Mich Turner, renowned chocolatier Paul a Young, royal wedding cake designer Fiona Cairns, plus many more to be announced in the coming months.
The Cake & Bake Show is aimed at all ages with expert run workshops and demonstrations for those looking to improve their baking skills; stands selling the latest baking equipment from piping bags to decorations and an English Tea Room in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Care in aid of their Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning Project. For those who just want to enjoy good food, there'll be a marketplace featuring an array of artisan produce including breads, scones, pies, brownies, pastries and of course, cakes.
The show features a chocolate area in association with Chocolate Week offering visitors the chance to gain specialised knowledge from the experts. The dedicated bakery workshops and demonstration theatre will be supported by the Real Bread Campaign and features artisan bakers Patrick Moore and Aidan Chapman. A children's area headlined by Annabel Karmel from CiTV means parents needn't worry about their kids getting bored. The Science Lab features an insight into the science behind baking and for those with a competitive streak The Cake & Bake Off offers the chance for amateur bakers to test their baking skills across a number of categories.
Headed up by the nation's favourite bakers, with demos, tastings, workshops, a food market and equipment stands, the Cake & Bake Show 2012 offers everything the home baker, amateur enthusiast or professional baker would need. Experts to enthusiasts alike will come together for a weekend of guaranteed eating, encouragement, education and entertainment.
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Dates: 22-23 September 2012
Venue: Earls Court, London