We are down to the wire for entries to see which baker will be crowned Cupcake Champion 2015 – the deadline is Thursday 6 August. 

All bakers with registered UK businesses are invited to enter and prove their prowess in making the nation’s favourite cake.

Six categories are yours to enter - or you could enter all six:

Classic – think vanilla, red velvet or lemon for a flavour that everyone knows and will forever love

Made with Chocolate – this will never go out of fashion, the more chocolatey the better

Free From – a huge category in all food brands, show that those with food intolerances can eat well too. Your entry can be free from any allergen to be eligible from wheat to dairy

Made with Alcohol – an exciting category to add a twist to a cake. Think mojitos, brandy and amaretto – but not too much... we want to be able to drive after this one

Seasonal – pick your favourite event and let your imagination run wild, be it Halloween, wedding season, summer or any other time of year

Children’s – make the cupcake that all parents wish their children had never seen, just to make the begging stop.


Enter to be in with a chance of making it into the 60 finalists, who will be invited to the live grand final at the Bakels test bakery in Bicester on 14 September – the first day of National Cupcake Week.

Attendees will be treated to masterclasses in chocolate by category expert and event sponsor Barry Callebaut, worth up to £300 per person.

Click here for your online entry form.

The event, hosted by Bakels, is sponsored by Barry Callebaut and Hello and... .