Ready, steady, bake! Great Cliftonville Bake Off to be held at Games

The Cliftonville Games

It’s one of the nation’s most beloved shows with tears, laughter and of course plenty of cake.

Now as part of the Cliftonville Games budding cooks will battle it out to be named best baker in catergories such as the showstopper and technical rounds.

The Great Cliftonville Bake off is a competition run by both GRASS Cliftonville and The Margate Women’s Institute and was inspired by the hit show that features Kent-based baker Paul Hollywood. Thanet cook and author Chetna Makan was a semi-finalist in the 2014 series.

Chef and cook book author Chetna Makan

Entrants can sign up in advance or bring a cake along on the day.

Organiser Stephen Darrer says there are top prizes up for grabs. “We have a team of professional judges that will be selecting the winners and there is even a children’s category. There are some great prizes including a champagne afternoon tea at the Sands Hotel, Nando’s Vouchers and beautiful gift bags by from the WI with some fantastic goodies.”

Also taking place are a series of TED-style talks. Cliftonville Classrooms last 13 minutes and are based on topics that matter most in Thanet ranging from talks about the environment to health and wellbeing.

Stephen said: “We are delighted to be able to bring this grown up addition to the Cliftonville Games 2019 sponsored by Ageless Thanet, we have a huge tent on-site at the Cliftonville Games where anyone can come along and listen to our amazing speakers for free.”

The line-up:

Ageless Thanet 12pm

Making a Buzz 12.30pm

Hot meals now Annie Nichols 1pm

Encourage Wellbeing – 1.30pm

EverydayPlastic – 2pm

Margate Pilates- 2.30pm

Solasta Sound- 3pm

Kanndiss Riley – 3.30pm

Amy Redmond- 4pm

The Bake-off and Cliftonville Classrooms are part of the Cliftonville Games 2019 which is next Saturday, July 27 from 12pm at the Oval Bandstand Oval Lawns, Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2HL