MCC is offering budding bakers the chance to win afternoon tea and a day in its famous pastry kitchen by entering the Lord’s Bicentenary Cake Bake.
To mark the 200th anniversary of the current Lord’s Cricket Ground, MCC is inviting baking enthusiasts and members of the public to submit their recipes and a short explanation of why they should win at www.lords.org/cakebake.
Ten finalists will then be selected to bring their cakes to the Davidstow National Village Cup Final at Lord’s on Sunday 7 September, where they will be judged by a tasting panel including MCC President Mike Gatting and MCC Head Pastry Chef Thierry Besselievre.
For the adults, an afternoon tea in the world famous Long Room at Lord’s is up for grabs, as well as a day in the MCC pastry kitchen under the tutelage of Head Pastry Chef Thierry Besselievre.
The winner of the children’s competition can get their hands on a full baking set and a pastry baking masterclass for two in the kitchens at Lord’s.
Both winners will be announced on the day, and will also have their pictures and recipes published in The Cricketer magazine.
Mike Gatting said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us here at Lord’s to share this famous old ground’s 200th birthday celebrations with cricket fans and baking enthusiasts alike. There are some brilliant prizes on offer so I would encourage anyone who enjoys baking to have a go.”
The closing dates for nominations is 13 August 2014, and children entries must be 14 or under on 7 September 2014.
Each cake that is submitted on the day must be submitted with a recipe, and cakes are likely to be held in ambient temperatures for up to five hours, so consideration should be given to the ingredients used, as no refrigeration facilities will be provided.