The big bake at Newstead Abbey will be returning for 2018

The event is in its 4th year and we are glad to be at the beautiful abbey in the heart of Nottinghamshire.

There will as always be loads of artisan producers selling and sampling over the weekend, plus lots of street food style vendors and fabulous bars, not forgetting the brilliant children's area where they can play on the rides and enjoy the entertainment that's on every day all day.  


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Newstead Abbey - Nottinghamshire -  25th, 26th, 27th August  -  2018

Check out what happened in 2017 by looking at our video below!

The big bake competition 2018

The search is on for the next champion of our amateur Decorative cake competition to be held on the Sunday 26th.

Our winner will receive a fabulous trophy and a host of prizes, there will be runner up prizes too for 2nd and 3rd place.

To enter  please follow the link.  Enter Here

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Bakers and Cake Demonstrations 2018

We have some amazing bakers and demonstrators this year, we have some further announcements to follow.


Sophie faldo  - The Great British Bake Off Winner 2017

Monday 27th 

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The Great British Bake Off Winner 2017
After graduating with a Masters in Psychology from The University of Toulouse Sophie joined the British Army as an Officer in the Royal Artillery. 
It was on leaving the Army and finally having a kitchen of her own that Sophie discovered her love of baking and passion for patisserie. She volunteered to make a friend's birthday cake and never looked back! 
It was Sophie's boyfriend, David who entered her into Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off competition which saw her crowned winner. 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.
When not baking, Sophie is training to be a stuntwoman and enjoys track cycling, rowing and travel. She lives in Surrey with David and cat Loki.


Molly Robbins -  Channel 4 Extreme Cake Makers

sunday 26th 

Molly Robbins is an award winning TV and online cake artist
Star of Channel 4's Extreme Cake Makers, Series 1 & 2. The first series of the Ch4 show reached an audience of almost 2 million and has now been sold to over 60 countries.
Molly and her creations been featured on CBBC's Blue Peter and How to Be Epic, her online content of incredible life size and life like cakes regularly go viral. She has amassed combined online video views of 10 Million. 
Internationally recognised accolades include three Gold awards at Cake International, the worlds most prestigious cake decorating show. 



Rustie Lee

Saturday 25th 

Rustie Lee, has been working on the popular children's program the ''Twirly Woos'' and appeared in the 2017 BBC1 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.  




Paul  a Young

Sunday 26th August

Paul A Young is a groundbreaking 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. 

Paul quickly worked through the ranks of a restaurant kitchen to the position of head pastry chef for Marco Pierre White at Quo Vadis and Criterion. He then began to specialise in chocolate, and opened his first shop on Camden Passage in Islington in 2006 with his business partner James Cronin. Since then Paul has been creating products that have won numerous industry awards, wowed customers and earned him the reputation he has today.


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Book your tickets now and save on the day - Fast Track Entry too. 


Ticket includes:
• Entrance to the festival and the Abbey, this includes the gardens. 
• Free parking.

Under 10's are admitted free.

**Tickets will be more on the door** 

Book by clicking below 

Last Year's Newstead Abbey Big Bake Competition.