THE first-ever BBC Good Food Bakes & Cakes Show is to take place in London this autumn.

The show, which will take place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London from October 25-27, will be packed with baking, bread making and cake crafting demonstrations, free master classes, and hundreds of products to get visitors baking like a pro.

Every ticket includes a seat in the Bakes & Cakes Theatre, where visitors can see Mary Berry, Mich Turner, John Whaite, Paul Hollywood, Eric Lanlard, Lisa Faulkner and other expert bakers sharing the tips of their trade and baking live.

In addition, organisers are launching a major competition, giving visitors the chance to meet Mary Berry (pictured below) at a delicious Afternoon Tea.

Basingstoke Gazette:

This competition gives home bakers the chance to reveal their hidden talents and show what they can do in either of two categories – Bakes, which calls for pies, pastries, breads, biscuits, or anything else baked that isn’t cake; and Cakes – any kind of cake decorated in a Hallowe’en theme.

For a chance to win, applicants must fill in the entry form on the show website describing what the entry will look like, the techniques involved and (for the Bakes category) the flavours or ingredients used, by Friday, September 26.

It’s recommended that entrants also include a sketch or photo to support their entry.

All shortlisted entrants will be notified by Friday, October 3, and will be invited to attend the show and bring their Bake or Cake for judging on Saturday, October 25.

Each category is open to both adults and juniors (aged under-16), with the four winners being chosen by expert baker judges John Whaite and Eric Lanlard and announced live at the event on October 25.

Not only will the winners of each category (one adult, one junior winner) enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea for themselves and a guest, they will also win a Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer, and meet Mary so that they can obtain a personalised dedication on a copy of her latest book.

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*See The Gazette, on sale now, for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.