National Cupcake Week is 19th-25th September, 2016 but they already have their National Cupcake Champions.

On Wednesday 14th September at AB Mauri Centre of Excellence, 10 experts spent the day trying and tasting delicious little cakes of joy from 5 different categories. The cupcakes were individually rated by our experts to give a category winner. Each category winner was then judged to give your our cupcake champion!


This event is brought to you by British Baker, the only industry title to cover the entire baking industry, including craft, ingredients, equipment, food-to-go, snacks, coffee shops, as well as plant bakery and supermarkets.

The week itself (19-25 September 2016) is designed to help promote the popularity of cupcakes in order to help bakery businesses boost their sales.

In addition to National Cupcake Week itself, they have an annual competition called the National Cupcake Championships, which serves to celebrate and reward the talent in the cupcake industry. In 2016, the competition’s eight year.

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Head down to the National Cupcake Week website for lots of information on this very popular awareness day.


National Cup Cake Week

The entry to The National Cup Cake Week has been extended to Friday 29 August 2014.

National Cupcake Week 2014 takes place between 15-21 September and is a huge celebration of the tasty treats.

They will be announce the finalists of the 2014 Cupcake Championships during the week itself, but they are also calling on you – the cupcake connoisseurs – to make the week as big as you can.

How to do it –

Bake cupcakes… lots of them
Show off your cupcakes… in-store or online
Share you cupcakes on our Facebook page or via Twitter @cupcake week
Hold a charity bake sale… remember their charity partner Wellbeing of Women
Support your local businesses…. get buying more cupcakes



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I held an ‘Afternoon Tea’ for the girls (well we are all in our 60’s but girls at heart) today with a little help from my friends daughter.

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The gorgeous cup cakes and heart shaped biscuits were done by my friends daughter, which I am sure you will agree are gorgeous.

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I made an Orange Cake, a Chocolate Victoria Sandwich Cake, and a Fruit Cake…

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Hubby did us some lovely sandwiches of smoked salmon, egg mayonnaise and cress and ham and tomato 🙂

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The quality of the finish and design in the biscuits and cup cakes looked like they had to have been made by a professional whereas in fact my friends daughter had only done a two day course!!!!!

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We had Fortnum and Mason Early Grey and English tea (courtesy of my daughter) and as I am sure you can see we had a jolly good afternoon tea fit for a Queen.

Watch this space for more pictures of this truly talented young ladies bakes.