Welcome to the first ever Great Mortlake Bake Off!

Conjured up by the team at St Mary the Virgin Church, we’ve taken our inspiration not only from the well-loved TV series, but also years of dedicated cake baking at St Mary’s of scrumptious Boat Race Teas, on offer each year for the annual Oxford-Cambridge battle on the Thames.

Now it’s your turn! Join us on Saturday, 29th April 2017 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Mortlake High Street, for this fantastic local Bake Off.

Entry tickets available here.

Then, get practising and baking for the day itself.

Please bring along your bake to St Mary the Virgin, Mortlake High Street, no later than 11 am on Saturday, 29th April.

There will be cake decorating and ‘Lazy bread’ demonstrations from 11.30am with biscuit decorating for the children.

Judging will take place at 1 pm.

The winners will be announced at 2 pm, followed by a chance to taste the bakes over a cup of tea or coffee. We are delighted to announce that Sarah Olney MP will be joining us to congratulate the winners.

The Categories

Children (Primary School)
We want to see the best of Mortlake and East Sheen’s junior bakers. Open to 4 – 11 year olds, we’d welcome any types of bake in this category: biscuits, cupcakes or traybakes. Judges will be looking for great baking, creativity and beautiful presentation.

Children (Secondary School)
For those aged 12 – 18. As above, all bakes welcome. The emphasis again is on outstanding baking skills and stunning presentation.

Time to use your loaf if you’d like to enter this category. All shapes, sizes and flavours are welcome, from batch to bloomer, granary, sourdough or something more exotic. Judges will be looking for a good rise, moisture and crust.

From Victoria’s finest to coffee or angel cake, this is the classic category. Time to choose your flavour, filling and avoid the dreaded soggy bottom.

Here’s your opportunity to shine and wow the judges! A homage to Mortlake, a celebration of Richmond or flavours of your holiday memories – anything goes, so get practising!