Crumbs! The Bakewell Baking festival returns for 2015Published On Tuesday 9 Jun 2015 by Sticky Beak
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The Bakewell Baking Festival is back for 2015 with more vintage and baking fun than ever!
On August 14-16 we have an amazing line-up of culinary talent to wow you with their creations. We are pleased to announce the return of Stacie Stewart and Edd Kimber and we'll be welcoming TV's Fabulous Baker brother Tom Herbert, baked-Alaska-gate Bake off star Iain Watters, Bake-off star Howard Middleton and the sensational Miss Marmite Lover to the main event tent.
New for 2015 is the Friday night vintage charity soiree in aid of local charity Helen's Trust, vintage DJ sets and the Ocean Finance Cake Off final which will be judged by Edd (so get baking your 'Dream Home' to be in with a chance to win www.oceanfinance.co.uk/loans/cake-off)
Also this year the festival, the world's first celebration of quintessential Britishness and baking, will be one of the highlights of National Afternoon Tea Week from August 10-16.
The Bakewell Baking Festival is being held in the showground in the beautiful Peak District town of Bakewell and will be the focus for demonstrations, food and vintage stalls, cake decorating, tastings, music and much more.
This is the ultimate low-fi celebration of vintage and baking, a nostalgia fest packed with attractions that include cupcake and gingerbread decorating, the exciting Ocean Finance live cake decorating final a Teddy Bear's Picnic, chapatti making and tea appreciation.
There will be artisan bread makers, creative bakers and biscuit makers as well as a selection of hand-picked food and drink suppliers, including cheesemakers and choclatiers.
Stalls selling beautiful kitchenalia bygones and retro-inspired wares will be there to tempt those with money to spend and there will be a vintage motorcar display, music and entertainment to make the event go with a swing.
Another major highlight over the weekend is the not-to-be-missed Mr Darcy custard pie fight, held in honour of the fact that Jane Austen wrote part of Pride and Prejudice in Bakewell's Rutland Hotel.
And the festival's change of site for 2015 means that there is now opportunity for camping close by.
'We're creating the ultimate country festival an event with all the charms of the country fete but on a much bigger scale and with celebrity appearances thrown into the mix,' says festival director Paul Morgans.
'Bakewell is home of the famous pudding to which it gave its name and that makes it the perfect place for this festival it's the spiritual home of baking.
'The town is an idyllic backdrop for our family friendly festival and we hope people will come along for the whole weekend and spend some time enjoying the town and the Peak District itself - although there will be so much going on at the festival site we doubt they will want to leave in case they miss something.'
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