Don’t forget to get your entries in for the 2013 National Cupcake Championships! The professionals’ competition is open to all bakery businesses, big and small, so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your cupcakes promoted as the best cupcakes in the UK.

There is also a separate competition for home bakers for the first time, this year.

For both competitions there are four categories available to enter: themed, classic, free-from and made with alcohol.

You just need to submit the recipe and a photo of your best selling, tasting and looking cupcake for a chance to be shortlisted for the finals, which will take place at Cake International in Birmingham, on Saturday 9 November.

All the details are available at, and you can enter online. The deadline for entries is 19 July 2013.