Bakewell Baking Festival 2015 - photograph special

PUBLISHED: 10:41 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 20:25 23 October 2015

Bakewell Baking Festival

Bakewell Baking Festival

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Visitors went 'baking mad' when Bakewell held its second baking festival recently

They flooded into the town’s showground in their thousands to enjoy a weekend of cakes, baking demonstrations, stalls, music and children’s fun. Guest bakers who included Fabulous Baker Brother Tom Herbert, Bake Off stars Edd Kimber and Howard Middleton, Masterchef finalist Stacie Stewart, Chef Nigel Brown and Iain Watters who famously threw his Baked Alaska in the bin on the Bake Off in 2014, played to packed crowds.

As well as the baking stars, there were plenty of activities to amuse visitors and those who camped on the site of the two day event, including a vintage fashion show and vintage children’s games which raised thousands of pounds for the Helen’s Trust charity as well as the Mr Darcy custard pie fight. There was also a comedy night, featuring Mrs Barbara Nice, who delighted everyone by crowd-surfing through the marquee venue.

Organisers of the festival have hailed it a great success and say it will be back, bigger and better next year on 13th-14th August.

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