British Baker can announce there will be 10 competition classes open to all bakers to enter at the new Bakers’ Fair Spring event this April.

Taking place on Sunday 10 April at Newbury Racecourse, the event will host the National Association of Master Bakers’ (NAMB) Bakery Competitions. There will be seven classes for bakers, including a celebration cake inspired by the Royal Wedding, cupcakes, hot cross buns and crusty brown rolls.

There will also be three categories, held jointly with the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders, which will pit bakers against butchers in a contest to make the best hot crust pork pie, the best cold-eat meat pasties and the best six-inch sausage rolls.

"The winners will receive a trophy, and publicity in BB and Crumbs," said Gill Brooks-Lonican, NAMB CEO. "How many times have you looked at competitions and thought ’I can do better than that’. Well now’s your chance to prove it!"