The Great Milton Keynes Cake Off is coming

The project team responsible for delivering MK50, the official Milton Keynes' 50th anniversary celebrations in 2017, have called upon the support of local cake artist, Karrin Simpson.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:09 pm
Cake-maker Karrin Simpson

Karrin will project manage the creation of 50 cakes, each representing a year since the new city was ‘born’ in 1967. The cakes will mark the start of the yearlong celebrations that have promised to capture the essence of fun, education and lasting legacy.

The extraordinary cake showpiece will be unveiled in January next year, but such an undertaking will see cake artists from across MK gather their aprons, spoons and mixing bowls to deliver the biggest cake project the region has ever seen.

Each 16 inch squared cake will be offered to local businesses and charities to sponsor. Those sponsors can select a year of their choice in a first-come-first-served basis and either make the cake themselves or commission an approved cake artist. Charities can select their own cake at no cost but will be required to create the cake themselves. Topics for the cakes include: Bletchley Park, Roundabouts, MK Village Church, City Church Launch, MK Rose and many more iconic moments.

There are 49 cakes available for sponsorship and for the 50th cake, Karrin will orchestrate the ‘Great MK Cake Off’ – the search for one local cake artist to create the centre piece of the display – the 50th and final cake.

“There are many amazing cake artists in and around Milton Keynes and this is their chance to be part of the wonderful MK50 celebrations,” says Karrin.

To enquire about taking part in The Great MK Cake Off, send an email to [email protected] and an application form will be sent with details on how to enter. 10 entries will be invited to take part in a ‘Bake Off’ style event at Milton Keynes College where a panel judges will select their winner. Deadline for entries is on 31 August.

The overall winner will receive £200 and the honour of making the MK50th cake.

Karrin adds: “It’s incredibly exciting to be invited to manage this event and I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with local business, charities and other cake artists to come together to create something truly amazing, and delicious.

To enquire about sponsoring one of the 49 cakes, email Karrin on [email protected] and in the subject put ‘sponsorship’

To enquire about adding your cake business to the list of approved cake artists, email Karrin on [email protected] and in the subject put ‘artist’

To take part on the Great MK Cake Off, email Karrin on [email protected] and in the subject put ‘Cake Off’