You could have an ex-soap star judging your baking skills!

Sean Wilson
Sean Wilson

You’ve seen budding bakers battle it out on TV, but are you up for the challenge right here in Leighton?

The whole family is invited to take part in the Great Leighton Bake-off competition at the Big Lunch food festival on June 7 in the High Street.

There are five different categories to enter: children’s cup cakes (age 5-9 and 10-16), a men-only category (cake of your choice), decorated cupcakes for adults, plus classic Victoria sponge.

To get involved juscomplete the entry form and return to the White House, in Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1HD

Forms can be completed online at or pick one up from the library, Ollie Vees or A Touch of Class hair salon. Deadline is June 1.

The competition will be judged by celebrity chef Sean Wilson at the Bake-off tent, run by the local Women’s Institute at 2pm and winners announced at 3pm. Deliver your Great Bake to the tent opposite the Market Cross by 1pm.

Not only will you enjoy the Bake-off fun but there are over 50 different food and trade stalls on site, including food from around the world – American, Thai, Caribbean, Italian and lots to choose from if you have a sweet tooth! Various trade stalls include Indian pickles and chutneys, wooden kitchen ware, pampered chef, Artisan chocolates and Fair Trade will be bringing along the smoothie bike to have a go!

Live music will be available all day and the double decker bus bar for your beverages. The English Tea tent will be serving up traditional Afternoon tea and will be joined by a guest speaker, Tea expert and consultant Malcolm Ferris-Leys. Giant bubbles, circus skills, arts and crafts, stilt walkers and the foodies double act are all to watch out for in the high street! Plus lots of free fun activities for everyone to enjoy.

For more information contact Jo Martindale, Partnership officer at Leighton Linslade Town council on or 01525 631911