There is nothing better than a perfect slice of your favourite cake. Whether you love a simple Victoria sponge, a fun rainbow cake or a delicious buttercream cupcake, having cake at a food festival makes it even more exciting to be eating cake (if that was possible!).
There are not many food festivals dedicated to cake however a lot of festivals have stalls and events focusing on the delicious sweet treat. If you’re planning on going to a food festival this summer and also a big fan of cake, why not try to get to one of the festivals that are great for cake lovers.
The Great British Food Festival – 5th May – 23rd September 2018
The Great British Food Festival has plenty of cake-themed fun in its line up. This festival goes on a tour of the UK throughout the summer so you can check it out in a venue near you. The festival will be in Cheshire, Denbighshire, Wiltshire, Chiswick, Roxburghshire, Chesterfield, Leeds and many more. At the festival you will find samples from the cake-off competition, perfect if you miss the Great British Bake Off. Or if you believe you have what it takes to complete then submit your cake masterpiece to be judged at the festival and be just like the contestants on the real show. The bake stage is a great place for cake fans; they can watch live demonstrations from contestants from the Great British Bake Off including Jane Beedle, Francis Quinn and Howard Middleton. They give baking demonstrations full of tips you can take back to your kitchen and there is even a chance to volunteer in the tent!
The Cake & Bake Show – 5th – 7th October 2018
If you’re missing the Great British Bake Off or just a big cake lover, The Cake & Bake Show is definitely worth a visit. Coming to the ExCel in London, the festival has everything you need for an action-packed day full of cake. Visitors can learn tips from cake experts including Candice Brown (Bake Off Winner 2016) and Alana Spencer (Apprentice Winner 2016) in the Sugarcraft Zone or try some of the latest cake trends and sweet treats from the market stalls.
The Big Bake – 25th – 27th August 2018
The Big Bake festival is a fun festival coming to Nottingham to celebrate everyone’s favourite sweet treat. The Big Bake features amazing workshops, demonstrations and talks from top chefs and bakers including bakers from The Great British Bake Off including 2017’s winner Sophie Faldo! The festival also holds market stalls featuring local produce for visitors to try and buy and of course, there will be plenty of cake available.
Thame Food Festival – 29th – 30th September 2018
The Big Thame Bake is an exciting competition held at the Thame Food Festival. The competition allows talented bakers to enter with their favourite baked goods and compete to become the best baker. Last year there were over 120 cakes entered which were then available to view and try at the festival. A great way to test your baking skills! The food festival also has plenty of other ways to enjoy cake including market stalls selling cakes made from local bakers and demonstrations and talks from famous bakers and chefs. This includes appearances from Candice Brown (Great British Winner 2016), Raymond Blanc OBE and Mark Peregrine.
Saltburn Food Festival – 29th July 2018
Although the Saltburn Food Festival isn’t dedicated to cake, it is still great for cake lovers. The market stalls feature cake and baked good from locals including artisan bread and cakes, cheesecakes, crumbles and brownies. Enjoy samples throughout the food festival and take home some of your favourites to enjoy later.
Visit one of these great food festivals this summer to enjoy a lovely day out full of delicious food, drink and of course cake! There are many more food festivals taking place throughout the summer though, so don’t miss out on any happening near you! Great for a family day out, with friends or even on your own for a little treat.