There’s just over one week left to get your entries in for Britain’s Best Cupcake Baker 2010, so make sure you get them in the post.

Leading UK cake experts will judge entries for the nationwide contest, part of the build-up to National Cupcake Week, running from 13-19 September.

They are: John Slattery, Slattery’s Patissier and Chocolatier; Chris Bachmann, Bachmann’s Patisserie and Chocolate Creations; and Eric Lanlard, Cake Boy.

Organised by BB, the contest welcomes entries from cake specialists, craft and in-store bakeries. Entry deadline is 16 July.

You will need to send us the following:

* one colour image of the cupcake
* your name for the cake
* a description of the cake, including ingredients used and sources of inspiration (no more than 100 words)
* a synopsis of your business, how long you’ve been trading, who are your customers and why you think you stand out from the crowd (no more than 100 words)
* your company name, phone number, email address, location and website url (if appropriate)

Final judging will take place at the Rafayel Hotel in London on 3 August by a top panel of experts, and entrants must be able to deliver their cupcakes in person or through a delivery service on that day.

The top prize is £1,000-worth of bespoke cupcake cases from sponsor Chevler and a £300 voucher for a specialist cake decoration or chocolate class at Slattery’s Patissier school.

See more details.