No I don't mean the kids going back to school, or the fact Christmas is in the shops already. I mean that we can dedicate Wednesday nights to Great British Bake Off (it's a justified reason to be in pjs by 7.45pm and eating cake for dinner) and that we can start to plan our visit to the Cake and Bake Shows!
I am delighted to have been asked to be one of the official bloggers for the show again, and have already been planning my visits. Luckily Mr BuBakes is once again available to come along with me and help me carry my goodies for the day - I remember that last year I may have had a little splurge...!
With two venues (London October 7-9th and Manchester (November 10th-13th) the shows offer you a chance to be fully immersed in a cakey, bakey heaven. With demonstrations, classes, and stalls selling everything you could possibly need, The Cake & Bake Show is the UK’s only live consumer event dedicated to the world of cakes, bakes and the art of baking, and it is the ultimate day out for both hobby and professional bakers.
There are always some of the biggest names in the industry in attendance, and this year is no exception. Heading the line up are John Whaite, Rosemary Shrager Nadia Hussain, Jo Wheatley (Yay! BuBakes does love to support a fellow Essex girl!) and Eric Lanlard.
Often the suppliers will have show special offers on, so it is a great opportunity to stock up on equipment and ingredients. Some of BuBakes favourite suppliers have been confirmed, so if you want to try out some of the delights I swear by then make sure you head over to Foodie Flavours Ltd (Stand E65) ... Sugar & Crumbs (Stand E64 - it's a complete coincidence that they are next to each other - this is probably the area you will find me in, stocking up!) and please pop by to see the Help for Heroes gang at E70 (As many of you will know the first BuBakes Depressed Cake Shop popup was held in support of Help for Heroes and Mind. If you still want to get your limited edition tea towel then it's not too late, just click here!)
So with all this information in mind, I know you are wanting to know where you can get your tickets from. You can book yours now here, but wait - BuBakes has the pleasure of offering not one but two pairs of tickets for each venue for you!
How do you get your hands on these? Here's how...
The first two sets of tickets up for grabs are for the London Event. You can enter via the BuBakes Facebook page , simply by following the instructions on the pinned post. The competition closes at midnight (GMT) on Saturday 1st October and will be announced on Sunday morning.
Good luck, and I hope to see you there!
BuBakes is committed to reducing the stigma attached to Mental Health, and personally donates 25p for every order received to MIND. This is kindly matched by three generous supporters, meaning a £1 donation is made per order. If you would like to find out more about MIND, or make a donation you can do so here.