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Local bakers to rise to challenge in the return of the Wrexham Bake Off!

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Sep 22nd, 2017.

Professional and amateur bakers in Wrexham will once again be hoping to rise to the challenge when they battle it out in the return of the Wrexham Bake Off.

There will be no soggy bottoms allowed when over 20 local baking businesses, restaurants and individuals battle it out on Wednesday 25th October for the coveted title of Star Baker.

Back for it’s third event, the Wrexham Bake Off follows on from the success of 2016 which saw the inaugural competitions raise over £1500 for Nightingale House Hospice.

The event is again being organised by Gresford councillor Andrew Atkinson and owner of the Bank Bar on the High Street, Alex Jones.

Entries will be brought to the Bank Bar and judged in front of a live audience who will then get the chance to buy and try slices of cake and other treats for £1 each. There will be prizes awarded to the winners as well as a fundraising raffle on the night.

The categories in contest are-

Best Showstopper – Professional bakers only.

Best Showstopper – Everyone else.

Best Chocolate Cake

Best Savoury

‘All the Extras’- Smaller treats, there must be 12 as close to identical as possible.


Of course the proof will be in the pudding for the local bakers – and it is hoped that ‘Mayory Berry’, the Mayor of Wrexham Cllr John Pritchard will return to the role as head judge.

Commenting on next month’s event, Cllr Atkinson said: “It’s all set to be another great night highlighting our amazing businesses from in and around Wrexham and showcasing our baking talent from the area whilst raising money for an incredibly important cause, Nightingale House Hospice.

“I hope lots of people will come down get a beer and cheer on the bakers before the best part, trying the cake.”

Many of the bakers will be preparing introductory videos which will be released before the event.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry, simply email Cllr Atkinson at andrew4wrexham@gmail.com to find out how you can get involved! Anyone interested in attending and sampling some cake is welcome to turn up at the Bank Bar at 7pm.

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