24th - 27th May 2024,
SEC Glasgow

Cake Competition

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Calling all bakers or cake makers with the skills to create a showstopping sports themed centrepiece.

The Ideal Home Show Scotland’s famous cake competition is back, and this year's theme will get hearts racing...

“The Olympic Games"

Will you champion the greatest in sports with a cake design that illustrates the Olympicsyour favourite Olympic sport or sporting legends?

The Olympic Games, soon to take place in Paris, are the world's only truly global, multi-sport, celebratory athletics competition. What better way than to celebrate this historic event than with cake, a special way of creating joy and bringing people together.

What will you create? The choice is yours. We are excited to see your unique designs.

To enter you must submit the form below to register your interest, and then we will email you an information pack.

Judging Criteria

Cakes will be judged according to the following requirements: 

- 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 and there are no height restrictions.

Cakes will not be judged on taste, they are solely judged on appearance.

Any edible mediums are allowed including wires, tape, ribbon and stamen.

 Internal supports and dummies are also allowed.

Prizes

The competition is open to bakers of all abilities over 18 only. 

The cakes will be on display for the duration of the event, judged by chef, presenter and cookery book author, Phil Vickery and internationally renowned personal chef Mark Heirs. The winner will be announced during a live awards ceremony taking place on the Super Theatre Stage on Monday 27th May. Prizes will be awarded by David Lilley, one of Scotland's top pastry chefs.

Prizes

1st Place: £250 + bottle of Five Farms Irish Liqueur

2nd Place: £50 + bottle of Five Farms Irish Liqueur

3rd Place: A bottle of Five Farms Irish Liqueur

To enter you must submit the form below to register your interest, and then we will email you an information pack.

Entry

Once entered, you will be sent an information pack via email from the Ideal Home Show Scotland Marketing Team with further information and instructions to enter the competition officially. (Please allow a few days for this to come through.)

All cakes must be delivered to the SEC Glasgow - Thursday 23rd May 2024  between 3-5pm.

Cakes will be on display for the duration of the event 24th May - 27th May. 

All competition pieces must ONLY be removed between 5pm-6pm on 27th of May and strictly NOT before.

The organisers reserve the right to remove and dispose of any competition pieces not collected during this time.

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