Is your Christmas cake the best in the UK?

Is your Christmas cake the best in the UK?

If you think your festive baking could give the Bake Off team a run for their money, then this is the competition for you.

Fairy and Make-A-Wish® UK are encouraging the nation to get their baking hats on and share their festive recipes, as part of a competition to find the UK’s best festive cake.  The nationwide search by Fairy is to support the annual Bake-A-Wish® fundraising effort by Make-A-Wish UK, the charity that grants magical wishes to enrich the lives of children fighting life-threatening conditions.

It can be anything from fruit-infused baked Alaska, to orange and pecan yule log. Entries gathered will be whittled down to five finalists who will be invited to London, travel and accommodation paid for, to bake their recipes for a celebrity judge. The final winner’s recipe will be the star of the show at a giant bake sale at Westfield, London and enough of their recipe will be baked to feed 12,000 people to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK.

The winning recipe will go on show in Westfield, London, the weekend of Stir up Sunday (20th-22nd November) and hungry punters will be asked to make a £1 donation for a piece of the cake. For every plate washed over the weekend, Fairy will donate £10 to Make-A-Wish UK - they aim to wash 12,000 plates.

The competition closes on October 23rd.
You'll need to set up a profile on Super Savvy Me to enter. For more information or to enter click here

The nation’s favourite alternative festive cakes are:

  • Yule log (21 per cent)
  • Chocolate cake (20 per cent)
  • Victoria sponge (17 per cent)
  • Cheesecake (13 per cent)
  • Red velvet cake (12 per cent)
  • Gateau (10 per cent)

For more baking inspiration, pick up the latest copy of Yours