PRESS RELEASE: Deadline looms for heritage bake-off designs

The closing date is fast approaching for amateur cooks whisking up a design entry for the Oswestry Heritage Bake-Off.

Aspiring bakers have until August 12 to get their heritage themed cake ideas down on paper for the first stage of judging. Three will be selected for the live bake-off which takes place at North Shropshire College in September. Fingers crossed there will be no soggy bottoms when the finalists face the heat of the kitchen in the contest to bake a literally historic masterpiece.

HOOOH Community Group is linking up with a range of partners to stage the bake-off which is being filmed as part of Oswestry’s Heritage Open Days festival (September 8 to 11).

The public will be able to see the judging of the final creations at Oswestry Castle on the Saturday of the festival. It features a cameo role for Oswestry Town Mayor, Paul Milner, who will present the winner’s trophy.

A pink carpet premiere is planned for the film, being produced by Joey Edwards of Filmage, at Oswestry’s kinokulture cinema later in the autumn.

Casting is currently underway for Oswestry’s answer to Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood who will be revealed later this month.

Entry forms and details can be downloaded from They can also be picked up from Oswestry Library and Honeysuckle Wholefoods in Oswestry where there are post boxes for completed entries.

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