The inaugural Cake & Bake Show held last weekend was an absolute sell out! More than 21,000 baking fans were welcomed through the door during the two day extravaganza at London’s Earls Court. Urvashi Roe was lucky enough to get a ticket & reviews her thoughts of the event
The inaugural Cake & Bake Show was an absolute sell out! In fact the organisers had to release evening tickets and line up more demonstrations to keep pace with demand. More than 21,000 baking fans were welcomed through the door during the two day event which was at London’s Earls Court.
Of course most of the crowd had come along to see their favourite celebrity bakers. I saw the lovely Tom Herbert from the Fabulous Baker Boys.
The very clever Peggy Porschen. Competition winners had the opportunity for a very intimate workshop.
Annabel Karmel was among the chefs demonstrating and running workshop in the dedicated area organised by Grainchain. It was great to see so many children enthused about baking.
I also spotted Lotte Duncan at The Celebrity Bake Book stand.
And finally, I caught up with my lovely friend Jo Wheatley from the last series of the Great British Bake Off.
There were sugarcraft supplies galore with lots of demonstrations of various techniques.
There were also lots of hands on workshops organised by bakeware suppliers.
What I loved was the seaside themed competition. There were some amazing displays of cakes made by bakers of all ages.
There were some very inspired things for sale.
And of course there were lots and lots and lots of yummy cakes and baked things to eat!
A great and unusual touch was this wonderful guest book made entirely from edible materials that people could sign as a memento of the event with edible ink pens.
Following on from the success of this launch event, the organisers have announced dates for next year. The show will be held in Manchester for three days from 5th-7th April 2013, before returning to London again in September.
You’ll find some delicious items to bake in our baking collection at Great British Chefs. Why do you think that baking has become so popular? Is it shows like Great British Bake Off? Or is there something really comforting about baking itself? What are some of your favourite items to bake?