En­joy your own slice of his­tory

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - What's On - - EVENTS -

Could you make Chatham His­toric Dock­yard’s 400th birthday cake? The home to all things nau­ti­cal is mark­ing the mile­stone with a bake off con­test and is urg­ing peo­ple to sign up to take part in the con­test to make the dock­yard’s of­fi­cial birthday cake. The theme will be your mem­ory of the dock­yard, and judg­ing will be car­ried out by the chief ex­ec­u­tive, Bill Fer­ris, who him­self started out as a baker, and Frances Quinn, the win­ner of the Great Bri­tish BakeOff se­ries four.

Bake off day at the dock­yard will be on Sun­day, July 15 when the Com­mis­sioner’s House mar­quee will be decked out to dis­play the cakes. In the gar­den, the win­ners will be an­nounced and the Polka Dot Dolls - reg­u­lars at the Salute to the 40s event - will be per­form­ing. Bak­ers have un­til Mon­day, July 2 to sign up to en­ter on­line and for a small fee they and a friend have ac­cess to the dock­yard for the bake off day too.

Cakes will be judged on the cat­e­gories of taste, ap­pear­ance, most un­usual in­gre­di­ents and an over­all win­ner. Win­ners will be awarded prizes later in the day. En­trance costs £10 for the baker and a plus one. Cakes must be no big­ger than 30-45cm wide but can be as tall as you like.

Cakes can be dropped off at the Com­mis­sioner’s House between 11am and 12.30pm ready for the closed judg­ing. En­trants need to pro­vide in­for­ma­tion with their cake about the de­sign, in­gre­di­ents and mem­ory, as well as your name.

The judg­ing process will be a closed judg­ing ses­sion but peo­ple that have en­tered the com­pe­ti­tion will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet the judges af­ter­wards. Get your apron at the ready and start bak­ing – sign up to take part at the­do­ck­yard.co.uk

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