GRAB your spoons and mixing bowls – it’s time to prepare for one of Burnham’s tastiest competitions as The Great Burnham Bake Off heads to town.

The bake off, sponsored by Positive Wealth Creation ltd, returns on Saturday October 25 and organisers have confirmed that there will be a new challenge for participants.

Beverley Milner Simonds, The Great Burnham Bake-Off organiser, said: “The Great Burnham Bake-Off has been such a popular competition at the last four food and drink festivals that this time we have tweaked the categories to really test our home and professional bakers. 

“We are not only looking for the best cakes which should only have edible items in them and on them, but also wheat free bread from our individual bakers and six millionaire's shortbreads for our technical challenge.”

Bakers are required to download an entry form and rules from the festival website at and present a completed form and their bake before 2pm on Saturday, October 25, at Somerset Skills and Learning, Princess Street.