Where cake meets art - the return of Perth's Cake Fest

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Paint, pen, watercolours...flour? What comes to your mind when you think of an artwork – could a cake be an art piece?

If you believe so, perhaps Perth’s annual Cake Fest could provide a challenge to sink your teeth into. Returning for its second year on Sunday 18th November 2018 as part of the Winter Festival celebrations, the people of Perth will be invited to gaze upon – and eat their way round – an edible map of Perth that is – you guessed it – completely made out of cake.

And you can potentially be a part of this! Bakers of all skill abilities in and around Perth are being invited to contribute to this original event. But if you want to be in with a chance of creating your favourite Perth landmark you’ll have to be quick – the iconic Perth Concert Hall, and Scone Palace have already been committed to cake.

The people of Perth will be invited to gaze upon – and eat their way round – an edible map of Perth that is completely made out of cake.

But not to fear, as plenty of others are still available – at the time of press the Enchanted Forest is still up for grabs, for example. Perhaps a Black Forest gateau could be a fitting tribute?

Each delicious edible sculpture will be placed on a cake map of the area during the Perthshire Feast event in Mill Street and Horsecross Plaza, created by the head baker of Cake Fest, Simon Preston. Once the grand creations are unveiled – and there’s plenty of time for photo ops of course – festival goers will get the chance to enjoy the tasty treats.

Two – or maybe even more – sets of hands can be better than one, which is why community groups and organisations are invited to apply alongside individual bakers. Grab some friends round, stick some aprons on and have yourselves a little cake-making party: sounds like a great night in to us!

Support and guidance from an experienced baker will be on hand throughout the entire process – it’s a wonderful opportunity to improve on your baking skills, while creating something the whole community can enjoy.

Cake Fest 2018 is again free to enter - it won’t cost you any dough to register, in other words. If you like the sound of this and want to find out how to get involved, click through to find out how to register the building or place that will serve as the inspiration for your cakey dreams – and to find out more information.

So go forth and whisk up a storm – if you "knead" inspiration, take a wee look at some of the incredible creations from last year’s inaugural event below!


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