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Great Village Bake Off 2017

Great Village Bake Off 2017

Get those buns in the oven and stiffen those peaks its the Great Village Bake Off 2017!

The Manchester based Village Bakers, an LGBT social group inviting you to bake it I bring it I share it, are holding their 5th annual Great Village Bake Off as part of Superbia.

The Village Bakers were formed in 2012 as a small group of friends getting together once a month to eat homemade cake and have a drink in a relaxed environment, since then they have gone from strength to strength.

Regular supporters of Manchester based charities Manchester Pride, Sparkle and George House Trust to name but a few as well as hosting a Comic Relief bake sale to raise funds for those home and away and sending love to Russia they do so all in the name of cake.

This August is your chance to not only bake it I bring it I share it but win some fabulous prizes too!

One of the highlights of Superbia 2017 the Great Village Bake Off is going to be a fabulous afternoon full of cake, pastries and savoury treats which is guaranteed to have no soggy bottoms.

Hosted by non other than Manchester’s own Coco Pop who said of the event “I can’t wait to feel all those soggy bottoms … oh and the cake will be lovely too” the competition is open to all baking abilities, all ages and all members of the LGBT community.

Paul Duffy, Manager of The Molly House explained that “The Molly House is delighted once again to support The Great Village Bake Off which is a showcase for The Village Bakers, a hugely popular community and social group”

The Village Bakers are also pleased to welcome back Howard Middleton (Great British Bake Off series 4) to judge the competition along with master Chocolatier Andrew Thwaite.

The format of the bake off is as easy as pie: sweet or savoury school dinner inspired bake. If you are new to competitive baking there is also a beginners Camp Cupcake category. Bake whatever you like and bring it along to the Molly House by 1pm on the 20th August, the only limit is that it must fit through the door! Entry is free but we do ask that you make a donation to Manchester Pride at the time of entering on the link below.

Prizes will be awarded for the Best Sweet Treat and Best Savoury Snack and best beginners cupcake with bonus points being awarded for campness and originality the prizes and top spot Star Baker are yours for the taking.

This is your last chance to enjoy a good mouthful of cake before the Big Weekend so get the oven pre-heated, take your whisks out the drawer and flour the surfaces for your chance to win.

Don’t forget, the Village Bakers meet on the second Sunday of every month in the Molly House from 1pm, more details available on Facebook and Twitter and if you want to be on our mailing list for our regular newsletter featuring updates on the group, bakes to try at home and your baking questions answered send us an email with your details to the below email address.

Published: 10-Aug-2017

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