Get baking for the ‘Christmas Cake Off’ competition in Grantham

Small christmas cakes. Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto
Small christmas cakes. Photo: Getty Images/Stockphoto
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People of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in a ‘Great Christmas Cake off’ competition in Grantham next month.

South Kesteven District Council’s cake baking competition in the George Centre is an added ingredient to Small Business Saturday, to be celebrated throughout the district on December 6.

Bakers are being asked to follow a festive theme within three different categories. Their cakes will be judged by a selected panel of people either proficient in baking or eating cakes!

Grantham MP Nick Boles is one of the judges, together with Julie Duff who runs award-winning Church Farmhouse Cakes at Croxton Kerrial and Grantham College hospitality and catering lecturer Tracie West.

Organisers then plan to sell off cakes submitted, with proceeds to a local charity.

The categories are Festive Junior (under 16), Santa’s Young Baker (16+) and Supreme Christmas Cake-Off (21+).

Cakes will be judged on appearance, taste and how well they convey Christmas, with prizes for the winner and runner-up of each category.

Only one entry will be allowed per contestant. Register to enter by sending your name and telephone number, along with chosen category by Friday, November 28, to

Full details and timings will be confirmed to entrants.

The ‘Cake-Off’ is only a small part of what SKDC will be promoting on Small Business Saturday to help local small businesses. Visit for more information or contact Charlotte Watson on or 01476 406232.