Cake Fest Perth and Kinross – Budding Bakers Required


As part of this year’s Winter Festival we are looking for bakers of all abilities from beginners to professionals to help create a giant edible map of Perth and Kinross.

Groups or individuals are being asked to pick their favourite building or place within Perth and Kinross and recreate it in cake form.  These will then feature on a giant edible map of the region which will be skillfully created by Cake Fest Head Baker Simon Preston. Baking teams will be guided by Simon every step of the way and there’s no charge to take part.

The grand unveiling of Cake Fest Perth and Kinross will take place on Sunday November 19 at Horsecross Plaza.  The fully edible landscape will be modelled under cover and bakers will arrive throughout the day to add their creation to the masterpiece.  Once the spectacular map has been completed, and people have had the chance to admire it, the cake buildings will be sliced up and shared with Festivalgoers.

Bakers taking part can choose a landmark they love to be temporarily immortalised in cake or select from a list which includes Perth Museum and Art Gallery; Fergusson Gallery; St Matthew’s Church; St Paul’s Church; Smeatons Bridge; Black Watch Castle and Museum; Scone Palace; Perth Concert Hall; Perth Theatre; Fair Maids House Visitor Attraction and Education Centre; Elcho Castle; Perth Racecourse; Huntingtower Castle; McDiarmid Park; North and South Inch; Kinnoull Hill and Tower; Stanley Mills; Dunkeld Cathedral; Ossian’s Hall – The Hermitage; Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre; Pitlochry Festival Theatre; Blair Castle & Hercules Garden; Scottish Crannog Centre; Dewars Distillery; Taymouth Castle; Drummond Castle; The Library of Innerpeffray; The Famous Grouse Experience and Glenturret Distillery; Loch Leven Castle and Big Tree Country.

Provost of Perth and Kinross, Dennis Melloy, said: “This will be a wonderful addition to our Winter Festival this year, and I really hope that people get behind this and use their imagination to create some fantastic pieces to feature on the map.  This is an opportunity for anyone who enjoys baking to get together and have some fun to create something unique.  There is a wealth of inspiration across the region and I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished map.  If you would like to be involved, or know someone who is a keen baker, then sign up and help us create our very own winter wonderland.”

Simon Preston said: “Cake Fest is all about getting friends, families and colleagues together to bake and to celebrate their home and community, everyone is welcome to take part and I’ll advise and guide you throughout the adventure. I’m keen to get a great mix of bakers from across the region and beyond involved in this challenge, we’re not looking for perfectly scaled masterpieces but we are looking for, up-for-it attitudes and a passion for Perth and Kinross’ buildings and landscape.  Grab a partner, pick a building, pop you your aprons on and get involved.”

Cake Fest Perth and Kinross will be free to attend.

To take part go to and to find out how to register the landmark building or place you would like to create and we’ll confirm your selection and tell you what happens next.

For more information please contact Simon Preston at


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