Cardiff’s bakers will go head to head this weekend in The Great Cardiff Cake Off.
The event on Saturday at Tiger Tiger will feature 10 competition categories covering amateur baking, children’s baking, and a professional category for the best vintage wedding cake.
But the afternoon event will also include sugarcraft demonstrations, cupcake decorating, arts and crafts stands, a vintage photo booth, music and dancers, and an attempt to build a tower of 1,000 cupcakes.
Money raised from the day will go to children’s hospice Ty Hafan.
The cake off is being organised by Jade Jones, who recently set up her own vintage china business, Forever Vintage.
She said: “We decided we should organise something in Cardiff to get all the community involved, and raise some money on the day for a good cause.
“Ty Hafan popped into my mind as it is one of the biggest charities in Wales, and I have been up there a few times to see the children, so it’s quite close to my heart.”
For amateur bakers, there will be a chance to enter categories in Victoria sponge, chocolate cake, scones, pastries, cupcakes, fruit cake and an international class.
There is a professional vintage wedding cake category, and for children an under 10s fairy cakes class and an over 10s cupcakes category.
A winner will be chosen from each category, and an overall winner crowned Cardiff’s Great Caker 2012.
Judging the entries will be Jade, Sarah Williams and Mariclare Carey-Jones – owners of Cardiff bakery The Cakehouse, Cardiff food blogger Nikki Vivian, a professional WI cake taster Sheena Sarjeant, and “Face of Wales” Piers Bramhall.
Jade said the cake-off had received 30 entries so far, but you can still enter up until 5pm on Friday night through the website.
If you don’t fancy baking, just pop along to Tiger Tiger from midday on Saturday. Entry costs £3.50.
Also take a couple of minutes to have a look at this video on why the cake off is supporting Ty Hafan.