The big bake at markeaton park


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The Markeaton Park Big Bake Cake Competition!

Sunday 18th June

Ana Pertegas

Vicky Sheridan

Florence Jones

Jemma Froggitt

Carla Golisti

Millie Green

Vicky Sheridan

Lindsey McDonnell

Zoe Stanway

Saturday 17th June

Sarah Beattie

Roxanne Clay

Julia Wodnicka

Fiona Bailey

Lyn Shackleton

Lynne Foster

Danielle Gadsby

Sarah Barber



The lucky winner will be presented with a trophy, sponsored by Royal Crown Derby, as well as £200 worth of Lakeland Vouchers and a Big Bake Apron. Runner-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher, a Big Bake Apron and some Bacofoil baking goodies including the new Non-Stick Structured Baking Paper.

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Markeaton Park - Derbyshire

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th June     

Tickets are £10 advance queue jump-  On the door £10

Under 10's free with a paying adult

To purchase tickets visit  Gigantic by clicking below.

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Over father’s day weekend of June 17th-18th, The Big Bake will take place at Markeaton Park, Derby.

Over two days visitors can browse through the goods of over 100 exhibitors selling local produce from across the county and East Midlands.

Your taste buds will be tingling with the wide array of food stands, street food and pop up restaurants selling hot and cold food from various world cuisines.

Why not see some of your favourite chef demos in our 600 seater theatre, you too could get the chance to meet your baking hero’s over the weekend and maybe win some of the wonderful prizes on offer.  

Nancy Birtwhistle, John Whaite and Derby’s own Andrew Smyth, all former contestants on GBBO, will be joined by cake artist Molly Robbins at the show.

Come and see these fantastic bakers perform baking demonstrations throughout the weekend and take home some tips on how to avoid that dreaded soggy bottom.

There will be heaps of family fun to keep the younger ones entertained with music and live entertainment, along with children’s rides, soft play, baking classes and workshops. 

There will be a host of licensed bars around the grounds of Markeaton Park serving everything from lager, wines and real ales.

The Big Bake Baking Competition, which will see two winners crowned over the weekend, will be taking place! Chosen applicants will bring along their home bakes in a bid to win some fantastic prizes.

To see when your favourite bakers are performing on stage, to find out more about the event and to get your tickets for the event at Markeaton Park visit

chef demos

Saturday 17th June - Nancy Birtwhistle

Nancy Birtwhistle will be attending The Big Bake at Markeaton Park in June 2017. On Saturday 17th, you'll be able to see Nancy performing a range of baking demonstrations, as the former GBBO champion takes to the stage.

You'll be able to learn some little tips and tricks to make sure that your baking is up to the standard of one of Britain's best!

Saturday 17th June - Molly Robbins

We are delighted to announce that Molly Robbins will be attending the Big Bake at Markeaton Park in June.

A special effects makeup artist who is trained in fine art, Molly uses the skills that she honed in her former life to create outstanding, innovative and downright extraordinary cakes.

At only 25 years old Molly has a combined social media following of almost 100,000 fans and followers across Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter and her novelty cakes and cake tutorials have gone viral around the world with a reach of almost 10 million. 

Check out some of Molly's work by clicking here!

Sunday 18th June - Andrew Smyth


ndrew works as an Aerospace Engineer at Rolls-Royce, where he analyses jet engines. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, he developed a fascination with how things worked and gravitated towards the sciences at school. He moved to England to complete an Engineering Degree at Cambridge University before moving to Derby where he now lives.

Andrew was a finalist on the seventh series of The Great British Bake Off in 2016, where he grew a firm following for his innovative creations combining his love of engineering and baking. He has subsequently designed a rotating jet engine cake for the Duke of Cambridge.

Sunday 18th June - John Whaite

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John Whaite is a British food writer. He studied at Le Cordon Bleu, though his love of food came from learning at his mother's knee. He writes for the Telegraph and is resident chef on ITV's Lorraine

Food has always been John's passion. He grew up on a dairy farm where he learned about British produce and the importance of supporting local food producers and artisan crafters. His parents also owned a fish and chip shop, where John started his first job - as potato peeler - at just 10. Even earlier than that, he was always keen to make 'a living' from food, selling bags of pick and mix to his peers at school - without the teachers knowing, of course.