Since it first launched in 2012, the Cake & Bake Show has become one of the highlights of the year for bakers all over the UK – aside from the Great British Bakeoff, of course! This year the show will visit Harrogate, London, Manchester, and Edinburgh on the following dates:
- Harrogate 19 – 21 June
- London 2 – 4 October
- Manchester 16 – 18 October
- Edinburgh 30 October – 1 November
What to expect from the show
All of the events in each city feature several of the same aspects, whilst some cities have features specific to them:
- Exhibition: At each event you’ll find all of the latest baking and cake decorating supplies and equipment from some of the UK’s leading suppliers. There are also a number of interactive features and demonstrations from some of the biggest names in the industry.
- Book Shop: Your favourite authors will be at each event showcasing their baking books and signing copies. Check the programme for your chosen city for more details.
- Baking Classroom: Leading artisan bakers and baking experts hold demonstrations throughout the day at each event on everything from bread to pies. There are only 50 spaces available per demonstration, so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
- Super Cake & Bake Theatre: Each event hosts a cake and bake theatre where star speakers from the cake world take to the stage throughout the day to bring a host of delicious demos for free.
- Cake & Bake Cafe: All those demos and all that shopping can be tiring, so head on over to the Cake & Bake Cafe to relax and enjoy a cuppa and a slice of cake. You’ll find the cafe at all four shows.
- Decorating & Finishing Classroom: Available at all the events, this classroom runs 40 minute demonstrations all day and needs to be pre-booked. Learn skills like airbrushing, cake painting, and perfect piping from some of the UK’s most skilled cake decorators.
- Modelling Magic: This is available at Harrogate and London only and is perfect for budding cake decorators who want to try their hand at modelling with marzipan or sugarpaste.
- Iconic & Expert Displays: If you’re attending London or Manchester you can expect to see a collection of high quality cakes and baked goods on display. Businesses can promote themselves in a 4ft x 2ft display area with space for business cards and an A4 plaque.
- Market Stands: Taste, touch, try, and buy some of the most mouth-watering freshly baked produce from the market stalls that can be found in London, Manchester, or Edinburgh.
- Kid’s Zone: Get your children interested in baking in the Kid’s Zone, which can be found at the London, Manchester, and Edinburgh shows.
- Scottish Baking Awards: Exclusive to the Edinburgh show, the Scottish Baking Awards offer the opportunity for artisan cake designers, bakeries, tea rooms, cake businesses and more to come forward and showcase their crafts.