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Review : The Cake and Bake Show at ExCeL London – 6th to 8th October 2017


One of the UK’s biggest baking events returns to ExCeL on the 6th-8th October and the bright sunshine bought out the crowds who made their way to the show in anticipation of enjoying all things baking, decorating and sugar craft related.

The popularity of Bake Off and other related television programmes has seen a major growth of interest in these types of shows which provide a dazzlingly array of cakes and other foodie delights.

Always popular are the expert demonstrations and talks that take place in a number of locations throughout the show. New for 2017, the Baking Academy brings together some of the top baking talent including Eric Lanlard, Howard Middleton, Ian Cumming , Rosemary Shrager, John Whaite, Alana Spencer and Candice Brown. The 45-minute demonstrations offer the opportunity to learn direct from the professionals.

The Cake & Bake Super Theatre includes a full programme of star speakers from the cake world who take to the stage daily in a series of  demos.

In the Sugarcraft Zone, there will be top sugarcraft exhibitors, and throughout the day there is demonstrations from Sugarcraft experts teaching about piping knowledge and new advanced fondant techniques.

The show allows you see some of the stunning cakes produced by professionals and amateurs.

Some of the country’s best cake designers and experts showcase their craft and inspire at the Display Tables.

Whereas The Cake & Bake Show Official Competition allows amateurs to show their skills, this year’s theme is ‘Best of British’. Cakes displayed at the Show are judged by top industry experts and there is plenty of prizes on offer.

If you are feeling a little peckish, walk around the large number of Market Stands to sample a tasty and mouth-watering array of freshly baked produce from the country’s leading artisan bakers and cake makers.

The Cake & Bake Show offers a family day out where children have their own Kid’s Zone with lots of fun activities for little bakers including making gingerbread and cupcake decorating.

The Cake & Bake Show provides plenty of interest to those who want to gain or refine their baking skills. It would also appeal to those who want to sample some of stunning products on offer. If you need to find that certain piece of equipment, a vast range of products and accessories are available to buy from the extensive shopping area. The popularity of the show provides plenty of evidence that the ‘baking boom’ is still going strong and appeals to a wide range of people.

Video Review available here

Visiting London Guide Rating – Recommended

For more information , visit the Event website here

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