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The Cake Categories


The cake design awards are for real cakes, made for real clients, by real cake businesses. So, no display cakes, or competition entries please.

There are 6 cake categories to enter by submitting images of your work. You can enter as many cakes and categories as you want. To enter a cake costs £20 and the more cakes you enter the bigger the discount you get (up to 20%). To make entry a little easier…

Your first cake entry is free!

From Sept 1st to Sept 30th

Each category winner gets a prize of £500 and the national winner title for their category:

  • Wedding Cake (1-2 tiers)

  • Wedding Cake (3+ tiers)

  • Celebration Cake (1 tier)

  • Celebration Cake (2+ tiers)

  • Buttercream Cake

  • Sculpted Cake

Out of the 6 national category winners one cake will receive the Cake of the Year title, an additional £1,000 cash prize, and will be flown out to Spain to film a tutorial of their cake with CakeFlix.

With prizes that good we are a rather sad we can’t enter ourselves!


Entering a cake


Entering the awards is really easy. Just click on the entry link below, create your entry with some images, pay and you are all set!

Winners will be selected for each of the 10 regions and cake categories. Those regional winners will then go forward to see if they will win the national title.

Last but definitely not least one of the 6 national winners will be selected to win Cake of the Year.


Cake Design Eligibility

Each business who enter must meet the general criteria and each cake entered must:

  • be your design.

  • have been made between 1/12/18 and 30/11/19.

  • have been a genuine commission that was cut and eaten (please DO NOT submit cakes that were gifts, photoshoot cakes, display cakes or cakes made for cake competitions)

  • Be at least 50% real cake. (If for a professional reason it was necessary to have less than this you can enter the cake and provide a reason for consideration).


Cake Design Judging


Judges will judge the cakes on the basis of originality, design and quality of finish.

Judging Process

Judging will be blind. When the judges see the cake there will be no identifying markers. Each judge will not know how the other judges scored the cake. It will be completely impartial.

The judging will be in 3 stages:

Regional – for each cake category the judges will select their highest scoring cakes for each region and choose a winner from those high scoring cakes. If no cake is of a sufficiently good standard then there will be no winner for that region. Regional winners will be announced in February.

National – the judges will choose a national winner from the regional winners. The winner will be announced at the Awards Celebration on March 2nd.

Cake of the Year – out of all the national winners the all the cake category judges will choose the Cake of the Year. The winner of this award will be announced at the Awards Celebration on March 2nd.


Cake Category Judges

Wedding &

Celebration Cakes


Suzanne Thorpe (Head Judge) - the frostery


Enrique Rojas - have+some+cake

Enrique’s Work is bursting with colour and pack with new ideas. He uses materials in innovative ways to mix textures and add new dimensions to his designs. The most remarkable thing is that, despite not two cakes looking the same , his style still shines through in every one

ENRIQUE is the Winner of CAKE MASTERS Wedding Cake Awards 2018 , a TOP 10 UK Cake Artist in 2018 , TWIA West Midlands Regional Winner , Cake International Competition Award, International Tutor and Speaker.

dominique pickering - poppy Pickering

krishanthi-cakes by Kirshanthi

Celebration &

Sculpted Cakes

Tattooed Bakers (Head Judges)

Dawn Butler - Dinkydoodle

Zoe Hopkinson - Zoe’s Fancy Cakes

Buttercream Cakes