On the hunt to find London’s best baker
There is still some time before the Great British Bake Off hits our screens again so Bluebird, the iconic Chelsea destination, is on a mission to find London’s best baker in their very own bake off. On Sunday 11th February, from 12-3pm, talented bakers and bakeries, from London’s favourite to undiscovered talent, will go head to head, in the Bluebird Bake Off, held in support of international development charity, WaterAid.
The courtyard will be filled with gingham bunting, cake stands and the smells of freshly baked pastries from bakeries such as Pearl and Groove and Pophams Bakery. Those who fancy themselves as the next Mary Berry will also be able to join the party and each vendor will be given their own stand to show off their cake baking, bread making and pastry creating skills.
For the competition each vendor will be asked to prepare their interpretation of one of Britain’s favourite cakes; the Lemon Drizzle. Each cake will be submitted to the esteemed judges, with a panel including Great Taste Award judge and dessert obsessed Felicity Spector, MasterChef finalist and cookbook author Emma Spitzer and Bluebird’s very own pastry chef, Roger Pizey, a cookbook author specialising in cakes and patisseries with experience working with the likes of Albert Roux at Le Gavroche. The judges will also be grazing the stalls, sampling cakes and pastries to pick their star of the show.
Held in support of WaterAid, 25 per cent of all proceeds from the event will go towards the charity’s vital work in bringing clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene to people living in poverty across the world.
Everyone from amateur bakers to pastry chefs and London’s favourite bakeries are invited to come together for the cake-off, with a grand prize for the winning creations at Bluebird’s British Bake Off.