24th - 27th May 2024,
SEC Glasgow

Celebrating 75 Years of the NHS Cake Competition

Our NHS is 75! 

The Ideal Home Show Scotland famous cake competition is back and we believe our theme this year will resonate with every person across Scotland.

The theme this year is “Celebrating 75 years of the NHS.”

Our beloved NHS is one of the few totally publicly funded healthcare services in the world and since July 5th, 1948, they have treated and saved the lives of millions and millions of people. So, this year to celebrate all our NHS heroes, we ask you to submit entries who designs best reflect what the NHS means to you and your family. Will you champion the doctors and nurses, the pioneering services or just a design that comes from the heart? The choice is yours and we are so excited about seeing them.

Cakes need to be delivered to the SEC Glasgow on the 25th of May, between 16:00pm-18:00pm. ​​​​​​ The judging will take place on the 26th of May at the Cake Competition display and will be judged by top chef Jak O’Donnell, a Veteran from Scotland's largest Veterans charity, Erskine, and presenters from Go Radio! The prize giving presentation will be held on the Super Theatre stage on the 26th of May at 15:15pm, presented also by Go Radio. 


Cakes are judged based on:

Originality and creativity of design

Overall visual impact

Skills and execution of technique

Interpretation of the theme

Cake must fit within a base area of 38cm x 38cm (15" x 15") square

No height restrictions

Cake will not be judged on taste; they are solely judged on appearance.

Any edible medium may be used and wires, tape, ribbon and stamen are allowed Internal supports and dummies are allowed.


1st Place £400 

2nd Place £150 



The previous Ideal Home Show London cake competition interpreted the theme of the 'Kings Coronation'.

Check out just some of the entries below... 

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