Following last year’s success, Brixton Market Traders Federation CIC is once again hosting an extravaganza of culinary delight on Saturday, 27th April. The Great Brixton Bake-Off II will be a showcase of the best that local bakers have to offer.
The event will be held on Brixton Station Road, the venue for the weekly Brixton Station Road Community Markets, and all participant bakers will have the opportunity to enter the best of their delicious treats into the Bake-Off competition.
There will be six categories: Cakes, cupcakes, biscuits & bites, savouries, vegan and bread.
There will also be a grand prize awarded to the yummy treat judged Best in Show!
The tough decision of whose baking is best will fall on our panel of judges made up of local business owners, such as Mellissa Morgan, from Ms Cupcake; Stacey Raymond, Manageress of Morleys of Brixton department store; the Deputy Mayor Councillor, Adedamola Aminu; the Managing Director of Patisserie Valerie, Victor Scalzo; and the television personality, celebrity chef and businessman, Levi Roots.
The judges are also donating the winners’ prizes and are sponsoring the event.
The baker all have a chance to win one of the prizes, sell their delicacies to the great Brixton public, and also have the opportunity to meet a wide range of local catering businesses who will be hoping to spot a potential supplier.
Last year the event was a great success despite the heavy rain. Anna Smith, the overall winner of last year’s Bake Off, said: “The Great Brixton Bake-off was a great launch pad for my business. On the day, despite the awful weather, I was inundated with customers and sold out of the large volume of cakes I had baked! Winning was an added bonus and has been a great accolade to mention when looking for new business in local cafes. I highly recommend participating in this year’s bake off, especially if you are a start up business.”
Levi Roots, one of our judges, said: “I had a fantastic time at the event, it is always brilliant to see our Brixton this way with people enjoying and expressing themselves through food, taste and flavours even on a wet rainy day as it were yesterday. Big up to the organizers for all their efforts in making the day one to remember.”
Cake lovers will not only be able to treat themselves with delights from 30 different bakers, but will also enjoy a great atmosphere with live folk music from “The No Frills Band” and tea dance in the afternoon. From 10 am to 12 pm, there will also be a kids Monstrous baking craft section, concocting disgusting delights, slightly less savoury recipes and rhymes, illustrations and competitions.
The event also counts with the support from Brixton’s local communities and volunteers.
Number of Bakers’ stalls: 30
Name of event: The Great Brixton Bake Off II
Date: April 27th, Saturday
Time: From 10 am to 5 pm
Winner’s announcement: 2:30pm
Monstrous baking kids craft section: from 10 am to 12 pm
Live music and dance group: noon
Address: Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PD
Nearest tube: Brixton Tube Station
Public Admission: Free
The age group the event is intended for: All ages
Web address: http://www.brixtonmarket.net/home/brixton-bake-off
The link below is a video of last year’s Bake Off competition, made by Green Bean London:
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