Giveaway #43: (CLOSED) Win tickets to Cake International Cake Decorating and Baking show at ExCel, London 27-29 April 2012 (three pairs)

Want tickets for Cake International, the hottest baking and sugarcraft event this spring? You’ve come to the right place.

Three years ago when I started this site, I never imagined the entire world it would seem, would go completely baking crazy. Not only do we have a glut of books and TV shows there are new magazines, new exhibitions and swathes of baking equipment in high street stores you’d previously needed to have hunted out online to find.

Cake International was an already established sugarcraft show run by the rather serious sounding International Craft and Hobby Fair Ltd, it’s sugar craftier sister takes place at the NEC Birmingham before Christmas but this year sees an additional more baking focussed show at London’s ExCel.

It’s just down the road from me so I’ll certainly be popping along but if you’d like to win tickets too you can enter my giveaway below.

Giveaway #43: Win tickets to Cake International Cake Decorating and Baking show at ExCel, London 27-29 April 2012 (three pairs)


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  • This giveaway is set to run until Sunday 15th April 2012.
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a Rafflecopter giveaway


1. Open to UK residents over the age of 18.

2. The prize is one of three pairs of tickets to Cake International at ExCel, London on any of the following days – 27-29 April 2012.

3. Instructions form part of the terms and conditions.

4. No fibs: each winner’s tweet entries and subscriptions etc are cross checked, cheats will have ALL entries disqualified.

5. This giveaway is hosted on behalf of prize sponsor One Voice Media representing Cake International and the tickets will be despatched by the site owner upon confirmation of the winners’ mailing address.

6. The prize sponsor’s decision is final and binding on entrants; no further correspondence will be entered into.

7. There is no cash or alternative to the prize stated.

8. The prize is selected in good faith, however the prize sponsor may substitute with one similar value/type if original one is unavailable.

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10. Failure to claim prizes within 7 days will result in a replacement winner being chosen.

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  1. says

    It’s a bit boring but it has to be easy-grip disposable piping bags. They take away the “I love doing this, but I hate the washing up” factor!

  2. Roxanne says

    I’m new to baking and cake decorating and i don’t think i could live without my Wilton 1M nozzle, its so quick and easy to make professional looking cupcakes! :)

  3. says

    I would be lost without my ‘icing smoothers’ – the white plastic things that look like they belong in a plasterer’s tool box. Essential for ironing out lumps and bumps.

  4. Kirsty Jane Fox says

    My favourite is my hand hel mixer, I know it’s cheating but it means I can do it much quicker and make twice as many cakes!

  5. Danielle says

    My off-set spatula, I’d be lost without it, makes filling and icing cakes so much easier! As for what’s top of my wish list, a proper turntable – my homemade makeshift one definitely needs to be upgraded!

  6. Brenda corbett says

    I would be lost without my ‘icing smoothers’ – the white plastic things that look like they belong in a plasterer’s tool box. Essential for ironing out lumps and bumps.

  7. Dawn Smith says

    This is an easy one, disposable piping bags. They make my life so much easier and it’s one less thing to wash up. Love baking, hate cleaning hehe

  8. Juanita Powers says

    I would be lost without my Disposable Icing bags, I find the resusable ones so greasy x

  9. Catherine Sage says

    I think it would have to be the assorted coloured spinkles and glitters, makes any cake special

  10. Claire says

    Glitter, it gives things a finished, completed look. I love sprinkling it over everything I can:)

  11. Joanna says

    It must be the wire-cutter that evenly cuts across any cake – evenly and perfectly every time. I have had it since my first trip to the USA about 14 years ago and it’s the best $2 I have ever spent!

  12. leanne says

    Oh my goodness My Kenwood, My cooker, My cricut cake my books i cant choose do you have a favourite child Noo i suppose my favourite thing is someones face when they see the cupcakes – warm and fuzzy feeling

  13. Victoria Jane says

    I love using plunger cutters! Theyre so simple to use but so effective as they add so much detail.

  14. julia sewell says

    Would really love to go to this! Last time I went I was at college many moons ago!

  15. sue willshee says

    My favourite decorating items are some tiny silicon moulds that actually came from a kiddy modelling kit. There are moulds for leaves, hearts, flowers, etc. I love them because I melt chocolate into them then turn out perfect little choccie shapes :-) @piperanddaisy

  16. DaisyElizabeth says

    I think its a toss-up between the turntable and disposable piping bags. Too many times did I have grease seep through cheap piping bags, make my hands messy, make it hard to pipe, and I only had one, so now I can use as many as I like with different tips without having to completely empty the bag and refill it with a different colour. Actually, Im pretty sure the disposable piping bags clinch the win :)