Judges are preparing to munch their way through dozens of delicious cakes after almost 90 entries were received in The Lansdowne’s charity bake off event.

The pub in London Road, Leicester, is raising money for Coping with Cancer by staging the event on Saturday March 17th.

Open to amateur and professional bakers, the contest is being judged by Holly Bell, finalist in last year’s BBC Great British Bake Off TV programme, Matthew Wright, editor of Great Food Magazine, Char Lavender of Bitsy’s Cupcakery, and Tom Brucciani, managing director of craft bakery and café company Brucciani (Midlands) Ltd.

“We’re delighted with the number of entries we’ve had for The Lansdowne’s charity bake off,” said event organiser Alex Lumley. “Our judges are in for a real treat, with so many cakes and bakes to try.”

Entries are now closed for the contest, which has a range of prizes on offer, including two £50 bar tabs, champagne and tickets to shows at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham.

The event is being staged in aid of Leicestershire and Rutland charity Coping with Cancer, and after the judging, which begins at 1pm, the cakes and breads will be sold off to raise money for the charity.

“We’re hoping to raise as much money as we can for the charity, so hope that Leicester’s cake lovers will come along and support the cause,” added Alex.


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