We are delighted to announce just some of our judges for the live finals of the National Cupcake Championships on 9 November.

Held at Cake International’s show at Birmingham NEC, the competition will see the likes of John Whaite, former Great British Bake Off winner, Royal wedding cake maker Fiona Cairns, and award-winning patissier and chocolatier Will Torrent putting the shortlisted cupcakes through their paces on the day.

From our shortlisted finalists, winners will be awarded in each category - Classic, Free From, Made With Alcohol and Themed - before an overall National Cupcake Champion is crowned, in both the professional and consumers competitions.

More judges will be revealed shortly. Visit www.nationalcupcakeweek.co.uk and click on the Cupcakes Judges 2013 tab for more info.