The West End Bake Off is back for another year! As the coronavirus pandemic has sadly made holding a physical event impossible, the West End Bake Off team is taking the competition online and handing the rolling pins to you, the fans.
Instead of West End Shows making and selling their best bakes, this year it will be down to you to bake and photograph your theatrical baking creations using the hashtag #WEBO2020 on Twitter and Instagram.
Celebrity judges Steven Carter-Bailey, Beverley Knight and Alexia McIntosh will pick their favourite to be crowned Star Webo Baker 2020.
So get your baker’s hats on and get cooking your best musical theatre-inspired bake. Though there is no entrance fee, in the true spirit of previous West End Bake Off’s, the organisers are asking for a suggested minimum donation of £2 per entry to take part. 100% of this will go to The Theatre Artists Fund – set up to support artists on stage and off during the current crisis.
“I am chuffed to be doing my bit to raise money for the Theatre Artists Fund by being a judge on this years Virtual West End Bake off! Seeing as I can’t actually taste any of the goodies, I guess I am reluctantly doing my bit for my waistline too, argh! It is brilliant to see that time and time again, our community comes together in times of need and always with an open heart. Good luck to everyone taking part!”
“I’m thrilled that I’ve been asked to judge on this year’s virtual West End Bake Off! It’s such a tough time for everyone in the theatre world. I hope we can raise lots of money to help those in need. Can’t wait to get started – Birmingham’s answer to Paul Hollywood, here I come!”
“I’m honoured to be judging for this years’ Virtual West End Bake Off and cannot wait to see what you’ve all created. Theatre and baking are my two great loves and I’m so excited to bring the two together at this wonderful event.”
Entries will open at 10am on Wednesday 5 August and will close at midnight on Sunday 23 August. The winner will be announced shortly after.
Ready, steady, bake!