Over the weekend of June 17th-18th, The Big Bake, sponsored by Lexus Derby and CDA, will take place at Markeaton Park.

Nancy Birtwhistle, John Whaite and 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.

But that’s not all… You can get involved too.

The Big Bake are looking for budding bakers to come along and take part in their fantastic competition that includes some great prizes.

On Saturday 17th June, successful applicants will be asked to bring along a homemade ‘Celebration Cake’ that features a decorative design that has the ability to wow our judges.

Sunday will be the ‘Cupcake Competition’, again, successful applicants will be required to bring along 6 identical cupcakes – these can be whatever flavour / design as long as they are all the same!

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. Runners-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher, a Big Bake Apron and some Bacofoil baking goodies including the new Non-Stick Structured Baking Paper.

The Big Bake is a fantastic family orientated event, with live baking demos, children’s entertainment, music and hot and cold food stands, there is certainly something for everyone to get involved with.

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

If you want to apply to feature in the ‘Big Bake’ competition, or you want to come along and see your favourite bakers, then visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk/markeaton-park for more information.