Can your cakes cut it? The Orange Tree pub in Nottingham is staging a charity bake off and is urging people who love to bake to show off their skills.

The event is being staged on Saturday July 14th in aid of Maggie’s, the cancer caring centre, which is based at the City Hospital in Nottingham.

Guest judges lined up to sample the tasty entries include Nottingham actress Ros Hanson, who featured in the Bafta award-winning This is England, Nottingham Post feature writer Lynette Pinchess, cake designer Danielle Gotheridge, who runs the Hockley-based Danielle Gotheridge outlet, and The Orange Tree’s head chef Jim Gordon.

Now organisers are appealing for bakers to start flicking through their recipe books to come up with ideas for cakes and bakes which will tickle the judges’ taste buds.

After judging, the cakes will be sold off to raise money for Maggie’s, which The Orange Tree in Shakespeare Street has supported with a number of fund-raising efforts.

“Baking is really growing in popularity and we know from chatting to our regulars that there are many enthusiastic amateur bakers out there,” said Orange Tree general manager Melanie Newbold.

“We decided it would be a fun idea to stage our own bake off and at the same time raise money for local charity Maggie’s. We’ve lined up some judges who are looking forward to sampling the entries, so now we want to hear from people who are keen to enter our bake off competition at The Orange Tree.”

Entries are being invited from anyone who loves to bake. The competition, which is free to enter, has a number of great prizes on offer for the winners.

Details for entering The Orange Tree’s bake off are available from the pub and also to download from the website or by emailing

Forms need to be submitted by Sunday July 8th for those who wish to enter.

Cakes need to be at the pub between 11am and noon on Saturday July 14th, with judging starting at 1pm followed by the cake sale later.

Press release issued by Nottingham PR company Perfect 10 PR