Cake Off

Over 500 cakes have been cut, tasted and deliberated… but only one can be crowned winner!
It’s a GBFF institution and the competition is fierce…don’t forget all cake off entrants get in free to the festival! So enter today!

Enter the Cake Off


Win a Kenwood Spiralizer!

Not only do you get into the event or free just for entering your bake into the competition, you could also win a Kenwood Spiralizer! Our Baking Competition is underway and we have tasted some wonderful cakes already this year. There is still time for you to be a winner though.

We have had some great chefs and bakers joining us from the likes of Jane Beedle, Howard Middleton, Sandy Docherty (all from Great British Bake-off) along with more great chefs will be joining us this year, they will be judging and doing chef demos too!

The Rules

Not only will we give you FREE entry to the event, we have lined up some Kenwood Spiralizers (Thanks Kenwood!) and a GBFF Cake Off Apron for the winners of each days cake off!

50% of the score is obtained from our judging panel who will rate the entries on their presentation and taste. The other 50% of the votes will be scored by the general public. At each Festival we pick members of the crowd to come and sample what is on offer, then they will hand in their scores. Once all scores have been tallied, our independent adjudicator will announce the winner.

And the best is yet to come! Once the judging is over all cake entries are open for anyone to sample, so make sure you are down at the Festival and grab a seat to taste test some of our fantastic cakes!

So, now you know the rules, get the apron on, the flour in the bowl and start baking!

Does everything need to be made from scratch? No, thats upto you. The cake cannot be shop brought however!
Can I leave my cake while I explore the event? Yes, its best if you take it straight to the Challenge Stage then we can get you booked in.
Would I need to go up on stage? No. You are welcome to present your cake as you wish on the stage or leave it to our team to do so.
Can I have my box back after? Sure, just let us know before we clean up.

Can Children enter? Yes with pleasure, but please note that in the interests of fairness, all cakes will be judged anonymously and on an even-footing, with no special account being taken of age.   


What Cake?

At Stonyhurst Great Big Christmas Shop we are asking you to bring along your best festive bakes!


Saturday – Mince Pies

We’re asking for a minimum of 8 pies. Any recipe that you like in your Mince Pie. Homemade mince will no doubt get bonus points!

Sunday – Festive Bake

Christmas Cake, Chocolate Log or anything with a festive feel – whatever it is you like a slice of over the Christmas period.

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Enter the Cake Off

The Challenge Stage Schedule

(Not applicable at The Great Big Christmas Shop)
There is something on throughout the day (it’s subject to change though)

11:00am – Forager Talk then join the walk
11:15am – Artisan Talks
12:15pm – Forager Talk then join the walk
12:30pm – Men v Food (Meat)…the big one!
1:00pm – GB Cheese Off Taste & Vote!
1:30pm – Cake Off – Taste & judge cakes
2:30pm – Men v Food (Heat)… hot, hot, hotter!
3:00pm – Drinks Enthusiast Free Tasting
4:00pm – Men v Food (Treat) Pairs vs Choc

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