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The Cake Professional Awards

Real Cakes, Real Businesses, Real Prizes

Shine a spotlight on your cake business.

The Cake Professionals Awards are here to celebrate the very best in professionals UK cake making. There are over 70 opportunities to win regional or national titles, and over £6,500 in prize money.

There are Business, Cake Design and Baking Awards.

Your first cake entry is absolutely FREE in September.

Entries open on September 1st.

 
 

The Awards Categories

 
 
 
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The heart of the cake business is the bake.

Enter this category for the possibility of winning a prestigious Gold, Silver or Bronze award for your most delicious cake flavours.

The top ten bakers will have the chance to win the national ‘Baker of the Year’ title, which comes with £1000 cash prize, and their recipe published on We Love Baking.

There are six specialist cake design categories covering wedding cakes, celebration cakes, sculpted cakes and buttercream cakes. Entries will result in regional and national winners.

The national winner of each category receives a £500 cash prize with their title.

From those 6 national winners, the "Cake of the Year" winner is chosen. The winner will receive an additional £1000 cash prize, and a trip to Spain to film a tutorial of their winning cake with CakeFlix.

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Great cakes are only one part of great cake businesses. This category recognises the very best of your sweet business skills.

Entries will result in regional winners who will go forward to the national final, with the chance to win the title of "Cake Business of the Year" and a £1000 cash prize.

The winner receives £1000 and the priviliege of calling themselves 2020 Cake Business of the Year.

 
 
 
 
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Eligibility

The Cake Professionals Awards are for UK cake businesses.

There are three requirements for ALL entries. These will be checked prior to Awards being given.

Your business must :

  1. have current business insurance

  2. have a current food hygiene rating of 4 or more (if your local council provides ratings)

  3. be based in the UK.

Regional winners will need to provide proof of these once selected.

Please note: Further to the criteria above, there are particular requirements for each category. Read about these on the different category pages.

 
 

Judging

 
 

We all want a level playing field don't we?

Our aim is that the only thing that determines how you move through the judging rounds is how good your work is. So the awards have been set up with two priorities: that we have completely impartial judging, by experienced cake business experts.

Impartial

We’re using secure and tailored awards software to process every entry. It enables us to make sure our experts are judging completely blind. That means they don't know who the entry is from, and they don't know how the other judges have voted.

In the one category of Cake Business of the Year, anonymity is impossible. We’ve therefore required that judges recuse themselves if they know the applicant.

Expert

We’re beyond privileged to have the judges that we do. They’re some of the UK's leading cake makers, chefs, and business owners. Their opinion comes from hard won experience and you can have absolute confidence they know good cake design, great flavour, and sound business.

Our 2020 experts were invited to judge due to their integrity, experience, and success in the industry.

You can read more about the judges on the category pages.

 
 
 
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The Awards Celebration!

March 2nd 2020, The Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading

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IF YOU ARE GOING TO WIN AN AWARD YOU’VE GOT TO CELEBRATE!

The Awards Celebration will take place from 7pm-10pm on March 2nd 2020 in Reading at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre.

The evening will be a wonderfully glitzy but friendly event where we’ll get to celebrate this incredible community of creativity that we’re a part of…and find out who the national winners are and the winners of Cake of the Year, Business of the Year and Baker of the Year.

Tickets will be on sale from September 1st.

 
 
 

Our Sponsors

We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors who are partnering with us in putting on these awards. Without them the prizes would be less wow and the entry costs higher.

So, show your gratitude, click on their links and show them some love!

 
 

Lead Sponsor

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