The Manchester Bake Off Is Coming This Sunday - Here's How To Enter

Fancy yourself with a wooden spoon?


Last week, we brought you news of the upcoming Food & Drink Festival, a highlight of which is set to be the Manchester Bake Off which kicks off on Sunday, September 11th. 

Well, gather round budding bakers, as we can now provide of details of the event. Don't say we're not good to you. 

The aforementioned festival want to crown the very best baker in the Greater Manchester region. Specially selected judges will taste entries this Sunday and decide who gets through to the Great Manchester Bake Off Final on Sunday October 9th.


Here's the catch. There are only 30 places available in the first heat on Sunday so you will need to register. Details of how to do so are below. 

Now to the good stuff. The prizes include:

•        Kitchen Aid K45 Mixer courtesy of Nisbets.

•        Baking Goodie Pack including Mason Cash Mixing Bowl and professional cake pans also courtesy of Nisbets.

•        Half-day chocolate Masterclass for 2 at Slattery's.

•        Slattery’s Chocolate Cook book.

•        Chocolate Medal from Slattery's

For those who prefer tasting to making, all are welcome to come down and savour the wide variety of cakes, bakes and even milkshakes available on the day

While a fun day out for all the family is guaranteed, it wouldn't be a competition without some rules:

•        Applicants must be residents of Greater Manchester.

•        Applicants must bring a sweet creation to the first round for the judges to taste.

•        Applicants must bring along the recipe for their creation and proof that they made it – pictures or ideally video on phone are fine!

•        Applicants must be available to attend the Bake Off First Round on 11th of September and the Bake Off Final on 9th of October.

•        Applicants must be over the age of 12. Applicants must register in advance of the first round here.


Judges will be grading entrants on creativity, presentation, appearance and originality. 

Festival director, Phil Jones (not that one, United fans), had this to say:

“After the huge success of our inaugural Bake Off last year we were astounded by the quality and creativity of what was whipped up by our region’s amateur bakers!

We proved that Greater Manchester is full of talented foodies – not just in the hugely impressive professional dessert scene here in the regiomn, but in home kitchens around the region. We can’t wait to taste what this year’s bakers have in store!”

So whether your specialty is croissants, brownies or cookies, be sure to register fast and get baking. Best of luck!

Written By

James Fenton

Resident football writer, covering City, United and the rest of what the beautiful game brings to our city. I also moonlight in news, current affairs and emmm... burger reviews.