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The Cake & Bake Show heads to Manchester in April 2013

The first Cake & Bake Show held at Earls Court last September sold out four weeks before the event, and attracted more than 21,000 visitors across two days, demonstrating that the public’s demand for baking shows no sign of slowing down.

The baking trend is a nation-wide phenomenon which is why the Cake & Bake Show is coming to Manchester, offering even more baking fans around the country the chance to see their favourite baking stars, take part in expert-led classes and shop for an array of baking and cake decorating equipment and delicious artisan produce.

All the most popular star speakers from the London event – from Mary Berry to Claire Clark – will be returning to the show, with this year’s Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite (plus many of his fellow contestants from the series), heading up a brand new feature for Manchester – The Competition Theatre. The GBBO stars will be mentoring teams of competitors in a series of live bake offs, while the judges of ITV’s new show Britain’s Best Bakery, Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell, will also be hosting their own baking challenges in the purpose built competition tent.

The Cake & Bake Show is aimed at all ages with expert-run classes and demonstrations for those looking to improve their baking and sugarcraft skills, stands selling the latest equipment from bakeware to cake decorations, plus fun interactive children’s activities. Other new features for the Manchester show include the ‘Cake Catwalk’ – a fashionista-themed cake competition, ‘The Toppings Tables’ – where visitors will be able to decorate their own cakes or cookies, ‘Willy Wonka’s Wonderland’ – a new twist on a gingerbread village, and ‘The Interview Stage’ – offering visitors the chance to quiz their favourite baking celebrities.

A stunning array of sugarcraft skills will also be on display throughout the show, and the ‘Baker Street’ area will be a must for Real Bread enthusiasts. For those who just want to enjoy good food, there’ll be a marketplace featuring an array of artisan produce with even more breads, scones, pies, brownies, pastries and of course, cakes than 2012.

Whether you’re an amateur enthusiast looking for a fun family activity, a home baker looking for some helpful tips or a sugar-crafter on the hunt for the latest equipment, the Cake & Bake Show Manchester offers everything baking fans could need. Experts to enthusiasts alike will come together for a weekend of guaranteed eating, encouragement, education and entertainment.