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The Big Cheshire Bake-Off

Running September 2024
The farm welcomes amateur bakers to the beautiful Wild Meadow marquee for a fun and friendly baking competition!

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£75.00pp - 3 Hour Experience

Join us in the Wild Meadow baking marquee for a one-of-a-kind experience, featuring expert baking tips and tricks, fun competitions and plenty of food and drink along the way! This 3 hour experience features three competition elements, set by our expert baking tutor; a guided bake, a challenge bake and decorating challenge. Who will be crowned top baker of the day?  

Your 3 hour experience includes a welcome glass of fizz, canapé snacks, tea & coffee and all the ingredients you’ll need for the competition. You’ll get to dig in to (or box up!)  all the bakes you make on the day, and take part in a spread of the day’s bakes with your fellow competitors and tutor. 

A perfect day out gift to share with a date, a friend or family member, and a relaxed opportunity to meet like-minded baking fans in the area. We source as many ingredients as we can from a maximum of a 20 mile radius from our Cheshire farm – so you’re supporting local too! Our on site bar will be open throughout the day. 


  • Running March & April 2024
  • 3 Hour Experience
  • Three mini competitions; guided bake, challenge bake and a decorating challenge.
  • All ingredients provided.
  • Welcome fizz, tea & coffee refreshments and canapés provided throughout.
  • On site bar available.
  • Every prep station, oven and equipment is shared between two guests. Book together or contact us to be placed with a friend!


1. Introduction (10 mins)

Meet & Greet

Begin your Big Cheshire Bake experience with a 10-15 minute, relaxed meet & greet with your tutor and course mates for the day. Soak up the views of our 26 acre farm whilst enjoying canapés and a glass of welcome fizz or soft drink. Our local heroes bar is also open for the duration of your experience, featuring guest sprits from Cheshire breweries and English sparkling wines.

2. Baking Session One, Bake Along (50 mins)

Enjoy locally produced canapés and refreshments while your bake is cooking!

Bake-Along with your course tutor

In this guided bake, your expert tutor will talk you step-by-step through a classic recipe. Back at your prep station, you will cook along in real time, with the tutor on hand to offer hints and tips as you go. Our tutor chooses a different recipe every week, always with the aim of adding to amateur bakers’ skill sets.

3. Baking Session Two, Challenge Bake (60 mins)

Enjoy locally produced canapés and refreshments while your bake is cooking!

Can you follow the instructions to come out on top?

This fun challenge tests your abilities to follow a recipe, with the tutor now taking a step back! Might you be making a delicate pastry, colourful macaron or chocolatey profiterole? Give the recipe your best shot, your bakes will be judged!

4. Baking Session Three, Decorating Challenge (30 mins)

Decorate your bakes with ingredients from the decorating station!

Finish off your bakes with a final decorative flourish. Our fully stocked decorating station features a selection of ingredients designed to take your bakes to the very next level. Once again, our expert baker is on hand with hints and tips to make sure your bakes look the part and taste even better.

5. Judging (10 mins)

Present your bakes for a chance to be crowned top baker!

Pop your guided bake and challenge bakes on the counter-top for our expert baker to judge. Have you done enough to come out on top? A fun and relaxed judge to sign off your day in the kitchen, with prizes!

6. The Spread (20 mins)

Enjoy the spoils of your labour!

At the end of your busy session, here’s your chance to relax with your course mates and dig in to canapés and the day’s bakes. Anything you can’t eat here, we’ll box up and send off with you on your way!


Is there parking on site?

Yes, we have parking for up to 20 cars.

Is the venue accessible?

The prep kitchen and grill tipi are situated outdoors, with pedestrian access from a stony parking area over a grass path with no handrail. Please contact us to discuss your accessibility requirements.

Is hearing loop available?

Unfortunately there are no hearing loop facilities available at this experience.

How can I get support after purchasing?

You can always contact us at [email protected] and we aim to respond within 1 working day.

Are there gluten free / dairy free / allergy accommodating recipes?

Please advise us in your booking notes of any dietary requirements or allergy notes so that we can tailor our recipes for your session to you.

Is the venue heated / what clothing should I bring?

This experience takes place in a cosy, heated marquee.

Is this experience suitable for under 18s?

We welcome over 14’s to this experience, provided they are accompanied by an adult (over 18).

What is the cancellation policy?

We regret that there are no refunds for cancellations but we may be able to accommodate date transfers if requested 2 or more weeks in advance of the experience date (subject to availability). Please get in touch at [email protected] or via the Ticket Tailor website.


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