Registration for participants to enter a baking competition is now open.

Hexham Community Centre has announced  Saturday, October 22, will mark the return of Cake Fest.

A baking competition for all types of bakers; the goal is to re-create an 'interactive' map of landmarks and traders of Hexham.

This year it is a joint celebration to mark the 800th anniversary of the market charter.

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Entries must be there by 9:15 am and there is only allow one entry for each landmark.

Participants are advised to register their preferred landmark early to avoid disappointment.

The guidelines of the competition are;

  • Cakes must be smaller than one meter in any direction.
  • Cakes must be homemade.
  • No nuts

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A hamper of goodies and vouchers from local businesses will be awarded for the cake voted 'Best in show'.

There will also be a café and workshops where the public can create a small item for the edible map.

Mayor Derek Kennedy said: “The last one included some impressive model buildings of Hexham made from cake.

"It was truly an amazing feat demonstrating incredible cooking skills. This is part of the Hexham Town Council’s celebration of the 800 years of the Market.

"We will also unveil a celebratory plaque on the day.” 

Tickets and workshop places are sold on the day on a first-come first-served basis and £3 per person.

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