Cakes alive – the jungle made by bakers

John Whaite's insects
John Whaite's insects
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The Cake & Bake Show returns next week.

The celebratory demonstrators include Great British Bake Off winners Frances Quinn and John Whaite, Eric Lanlard, Rosemary Shrager, Simon Rimmer, Britain’s Best Bakery’s Mich Turner and Peter Sidwell and Great British Bake Off ‘13 alumni Kimberley, Glenn and Christine.

The highlights of the show at Manchester Central will include the UK’s biggest cake installation, Welcome to the Jungle – with the sights and sounds of the jungle.

Everything will be edible, from the leaves and the grass to more than 1,700 handcrafted flowers and animals, including a life-size tiger.

It will take a team of 20 more than 6,000 hours to create ahead of the show.

There will also be a Nielsen-Massey Cupcakes and Cocktails Bar with cupcakes made by Cake Boy aka Eric Lanlard.

Stands selling the latest baking equipment, ingredients and artisan cakes, breads and pies will be set up and there will be two demonstration stages – one dedicated to bread, the other to cakes and desserts.

In the Tala Competition Theatre visitors can watch and take part in live bake-offs.

There will also be live cake decorating and sugarcraft skills and classrooms where visitors can learn cake decorating skills from the experts.

Tickets: £14.50; children £7; family £38.50.

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