The big bake at markeaton park


The Markeaton Park Big Bake Cake Competition!

Click here to take you to our application page for the competition.

brought to you by the great food and drink festivals

Markeaton Park - Derbyshire

Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th June     

Tickets are £8 advanced  -  On the door £10

Under 10's free with a paying adult

Please note that the following date is when the advanced saving ends, advanced tickets will still guarantee entry on the day and fast track queuing   Sunday 11thMidnight – Tickets go up to £10

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The Great Food and Drink Festivals are delighted to present to you 'The Big Bake' which will take place at Markeaton Park in June (17th/18th).

There will be a host of well known celebrity bakers taking to our kitchen demonstration theatre, where they will be showing you how to make the perfect cakes and how to avoid that soggy bottom.

Event organisers promise a fantastic weekend of food and drink, cooking and baking demonstrations as well as a host of activities for the whole family.

The search is on for local budding bakers from the region to present their masterpieces ranging from Bread to Tray Bakes to compete for some fabulous prizes and be crowned champion.

Along side all of this we will have a fully licensed bars selling local ales, ciders and a wonderful array of gins and cocktails. 

The event has a vast range of hot and cold food producers selling artisan products from the local region, along with a range of crafts and home and garden products.

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.