Over 800 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! This means you DO NOT NEED TO BUY A TICKET
Cake-off judging is at 1.30pm. All cakes must be dropped off by 1.00pm.
Not only will we give you FREE entry to the event, there'll be a fab prize for all of our Cake-Off at Hardwick Hall Winners!
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.