The Cake & Bake Show Sees Record Numbers In Manchester
The Cake & Bake Show, in partnership with Bakingmad.com, held its first northern show this weekend in Manchester and notched up another sell out success. Over 27,000 baking fans walked through the doors of Manchester Central to enjoy the country's biggest experiential baking show. An incredible 32,000 pieces of cake and over 10,500 pies were sold over the three days.
Luke Collings, Show Director, says 'After the success of our launch show in London we received lots of requests to bring Cake & Bake to the north of England and Manchester seemed like the perfect home for the event. We're delighted with the amazing response we've received; the atmosphere has been fantastic and the passion and enthusiasm for all things Cake & Bake has been overwhelming.'
Baking stars such as Paul Hollywood, Simon Rimmer, Eric Lanlard, Tom Herbert, John Whaite, Stacie Stewart, Peter Sidwell, Mich Turner, Paul a Young and many more demonstrated at the show, hosted classroom sessions and judged competitions and bake offs.
Highlights of the Manchester show included the Billington's gingerbread village with a 7ft high gingerbread house made by Juliet Sear from Fancy Nancy Cakes, complete with life-size Hansel & Gretel and woodland scene created live during the show by Dawn Butler of Dinky Doodle Designs. Visitors were given the chance to join baking stars from their favourite TV shows in the Sainsbury's Competition Theatre, as well as participate in Q&A sessions with the stars on the Lakeland interview stage, while interactive baking workshops and bread demonstrations in the grainchain.com Kids Kitchen ensured there was something for all the family.
For cake decorating fans, a stunning showcase of wedding themed sugarcraft was brought to life over the three days of the show by 'Team Cake' led by Annie Relph of Scattercake, and a full programme of cake decorating classes was available in the Renshaw Sugarcraft Academy, as well as more than 60 fashion-inspired competition cakes on display on the Stork Cake Catwalk. Stands selling the latest baking and sugarcraft equipment, plus market stalls offering delicious artisan produce - from cakes and brownies to pies and breads - ensured visitors came away with bags of goodies as well as inspiration.
Angie Robinson, Chief Executive of Manchester Central, said: "I am thrilled that the Cake and Bake Show was such a huge success. The visitor numbers that have been recorded means this show attracted record numbers of people to Manchester Central over three days and that is a wonderful achievement. Manchester Central is the perfect home for this hugely successful show."
Tickets are now on sale for the Cake & Bake Show London, which returns to Earl's Court, from 13th-15th September.