Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Cake International is coming to Manchester - Ticket giveaway

The start of March is really exciting, the results of the National Marmalade awards are coming up *quivers* and Cake International comes to Manchester for 3 days from 8th to 10th March 2013! It's the first cake show to come to Manchester and its held at the Event City near the Trafford Centre. Each individual ticket is £12 to buy on the day (£10 in advance).

I have been to Cake International before in 2011, it has been held annually in Birmingham (and in London too), you can read about that visit here and here.

I enjoyed Cake International in Birmingham and its a very busy event, but it was a bit of a trek by car, Manchester is just 25 minutes away for me so...happy days! 

The event itself has a mixture of fantastic cake events entered into by both professional and novice cake makers plus a range of providers (from all over the world) with everything from cake lustres to cake boxes, from cake wrappers to every kind of fondant icing, tools to tips, its all here. 

In addition to the competitions, judging and over 80 stalls to buy things from there are the usual guest appearances by celebrities and this year the Great British Bake Off is well represented by Mary Berry and John Whaite (this years winner...a local lad you know). In addition there are other guest appearances from other well known bakers and sugarcrafters, such as Lindy Smith and Tracey Mann who makes stunning chocolate and choclate fondant designs.

The judging of the competitions is undertaken by the British Guild of Sugarcraft's own judges, its is absolutely amazing to see the entries for the competitions, the standard is very high here and the judges are all experts in their fields.
The cakes stretch anyones imagination and the floral sugar craft is out of this world. I was just in awe of the detail. You just cannot believe these flowers are made of sugar the detail is so unbelievably life like, its like an optical illusion.

There are also a number of events that go on in the three days in the events theatres (you must book for these in advance and a charge is made in addition to the ticket admission price).

Anyway on the 8th March I shall be there...with my camera, gazing in awe and pondering...could I ever make something like that!

If you would like to go the Cake International Event this year at its first appearance in Manchester at the Event City Manchester, you have the chance to win some tickets as I am delighted that I have FIVE PAIRS of tickets to give away for the show and on ANY days, thats on either the 8th, 9th or 10th March, Friday through Sunday. 

  • The tickets will get you into the show for one day and do not include admission to any of the events you have to pay extra to see at the event theatre. 
  • Tickets are issued in pairs for the purpose of this giveaway, only one pair will be issued to each winner.
  • The giveaway does not include transport to and from cake International in Manchester.
  • Any tickets won may not be redeemed for cash or other goods. 
  • This giveaway is open to UK entrants only. 
  • You have until midnight on 26th February 2013 to enter. 
  • You can have several chances to enter, just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below or you may be disqualified. 
  • You must leave a comment below on this blog to say who you would take with you to the event if you won, otherwise your entry is invalid.
  • Winning entires will be chosen by Rafflecopter and me and my decision will be final.
  • You must state what day you want to go once you have been notified by me of your win, so please make sure your e-mail address is correct.
  • Tickets will be sent out to you directly to your home address from One Voice Media after 1st March 2013.
BEST OF LUCK...if you win I might just see you there!

Please note: This is not a sponsored post other than ICHF who organise the event have offered the 5 prs of tickets. The photographs used in this post are mine from my visit to Cake International in Birmingham.


  1. I would take my Mum, especially with it being Mother's Day weekend :)

    1. Now thats a great idea! Would be a smashing mum and daughter day out.

  2. Oooh, I'd love to go! Would take my 9 year old son with me, his life plan includes having his own bakery when he's a grown up. Apparently I'm going to be the cashier .... oh, the glamour.

  3. I'd take my eldest daughter, might give her some ideas of what she'd like for her 18th next year.

    1. Good choice and if she can't see it at Cake International she won't see it anywhere i bet! Best of luck.

  4. oooh yes please, I'd take my mum as she is making my brothers wedding cake this year. Dawn at wildaboutbaking.wordpress.com

    1. Thats a big responsibility Dawn hope it goes well and good luck with your entry.

  5. I'd take my little girl and we would indulge in cake, she's quite the connoisseur at 1 year old.

  6. I would love to take my mum she has baked for me all my life, and now I'm doing the same for my family ! Thank you mum

    1. What a lovely thing to say, I hope she sees this, good luck entering.

  7. I'd take my friend Jen as she loves baking as much as I do!

  8. I would take my 14 year old son who has learning difficulties. He loves to get in the kitchen and bake and it would be a great way for him to learn a little more....plus I would love it :)

  9. I would take my eight year old son with me as we both enjoy baking and decorating. It would be a lovely even to spend time with him, and buy lots of goodies to bring home and keep sharing. (from Ann but posted by Sue due to blogger issues).


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