Calling all baking fans ‘The Big Bake’ is back at Newstead Abbey in August     

We are excited to announce Chanel 4 will be filming at the show on the Sunday.   

Over the weekend august bank holiday in 2018, The Big Bake is back for its third year at the beautiful Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire.

GBBO Winner 2017 - Sophie Faldo, she wowed the judges and viewers alike with her show stopping bakes and her ability to hold her nerve in that famous Bake-Off tent.  Stand-out creations include her champagne cake, described by The Radio Times as ‘a work of genius’, and her trifle terrine which won her the Star Baker award in Week 5.

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Rustie Lee, has been working on the popular children's program the ''Twirly Woos'' and appeared in the 2017 BBC-1 prime time series ''The New Marigold Hotel''. She has also made appearances on “Loose Women.” In 2016 she wowed the crowds at the Nottingham castle food festival with her energetic cooking style and very funny cooking demonstrations.     

Molly Robbins, award winning TV and online cake artist and star of Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, Series 1 & 2 at the show.

Channel 4 will be filming Molly Robbins on site on the Sunday 26th as part of the series, she will be making a cake for a special guest at the festivals along with being on the judging panel for the competition.  

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Paul A Young, who is a ground-breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul’s passion for his craft and his cutting-edge creativity have won him numerous awards and led to him being ranked amongst the world’s best chocolatiers.

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.

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

On Sunday 26th of August, successful applicants will be asked to bring along a homemade ‘Decorative Cake’ that features a decorative design that can wow our judges.

The competition will also be part of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers and Molly Robins will be on hand to judge and present the prizes to the contestants.

The lucky winner will be presented with a trophy and 200 worth of Lakeland Vouchers, plus a Big Bake Apron. Runners-up will get a £50 Lakeland voucher, a Big Bake Apron and a cook book.

The Big Bake is a fantastic family orientated event, with live baking demos, children’s entertainment, music and street food vendors and a host of artisan producers, there is certainly something for everyone to get involved with.

There will be a host of licensed bars around the grounds serving fabulous Gin Cocktails and prosecco, plus real ale bar and the beautiful double deck bus bar. 

For more information visit www.greatfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk Tickets on sale Friday 8th June 2018

You can view last year’s show here https://youtu.be/_EYixJPfiBk