The Annual Baking Competition

The annual baking competition attracts renowned industry experts, creative emerging bakers and recently, hotels & restaurants as well as junior bakers. The competition, premier in East Africa boasts of the region's largest display of competition pieces.

Every year we launch a theme around which the bakers bake creative pastry pieces.The Cake Festival theme for 2016 was “Celebrating Anniversaries and served as an appreciation of milestones through edible creations!

The Competition cakes are subjected to both public vote and professional judging based on design creativity, uniqueness as well as creative adoption of colour. The members of the jury are well known professionals in gastronomic arts; either in Kenya and/or abroad.

The Annual Cake Baking Competition; the year 2016 winners:

(a) Emerging bakers Category


(i) Best Doughnut


(ii) Birthday Cakes 


(b) Professional Bakers Category

(i) Wedding Cake 


(ii) Themed Cake


(ii) Pastry Showpiece

(c) Institutional Category


THE THEME CAKE; Year 2016 theme, celebrating anniversaries

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  • Think of it as acres and acres of cake - That's the Cake Festival

  • What hits you first is the dazzling displays...

  • ...intricate designs

  • ...that accommodate all tastes and hobbies

  • ...innovative themes that capture your imagination

  • ...some that look too good to eat

  • So take a look around

  • See what the professionals got cooking this year

  • It's the one day you won't hear mum say, "That's enough cake for today!"

  • Industry veterans, students, professionals, amateurs...all get to showcase their cake skills

  • Take pictures to show off to all those unfortunate fellows who missed it...but there's always next year, right?

  • Not forgetting chow time...

  • A good appetite is definitely an asset here

  • Eat so much cake that you see double! Just kidding, they're actually twins!

  • Watch the next Jason Dunford sneak a bite of cake between laps

  • Meet colorful Little Miss Muffin

  • Meanwhile, the judges will go about seeing who is THE Cake Master of 2013

  • Plenty of music from the industry's best, too

  • Cake Festival? Wouldn't miss it for the world!