Wandsworth Bake Off is back!

The Wandsworth Bake Off is back on Saturday 19th September at the Northcote Records venue in Northcote Road, Battersea. The popular event was created and is run jointly by Wandsworth Radio and Wandsworth Oasis the local charity supporting people affected with HIV.

Last year over fifty local amateur bakers competed for amazing prizes but 30 year old Jade Ripley from Earlsfield pipped them all to the post when she won the STAR BAKER prize with her lemon meringue cup cakes.

Who will take the STAR BAKER prize this year? It could be you. Pop into any Wandsworth Oasis charity store for an application form or email

Three local celebrity bakers will be judging the competition….

Dan-LepardpicDAN LEPARD

Artisan baker, food writer and author Dan Lepard is one of the world’s most widely-read and respected bakers, he’s the easy-going judge on TV’s The Great Australian Bake Off, and for 8 years a columnist at The Guardian. Dan’s books have established him as the alternative baking guru for a generation of young cooks and chefs. His latest book, ‘Short & Sweet’ has been a best-seller since its launch, and won the UK’s prestigious Andre Simon Award, Cook Book of the Year, 2011. He lives in Tooting with his partner David.

Marion Piffaut


Marion heads up the team of talented, artisan icers at Biscuiteers’ south London bakery. From hand rolling, baking and icing, she manages the entire production process and is responsible for delivering beautiful handiced biscuit tins directly to recipients all over the world, and suppling their two Icing Café’s including the newly opened Biscuiteers Boutique on the Northcote Road. Marion oversees their award winning designs and recipes, and has been a ‘Biscuiteer’ since the companies very early days in 2007.

DEE GILL deeslider

Dee is founder of Dee Light Bakery in Balham and mother of two young children who scooped Baker of the year at the 2015 Farm Shop & Deli Show Awards and was recently named the Best Bakery in Balham and Tooting voted by customers. The bakery is the realisation of a childhood dream for Dee who has been making cakes professionally for almost two decades. Dee is passionate about baking and her children so by combining the two she teaches Children’s baking and decorating parties at the bakery. Dee has just opened her second bakery in Bermondsey baking for independent coffee shops in central London.

How do I enter? 

If you want to enter the Wandsworth Bake off you need to fill out an application form.

Entry is £5 per category, or £10 for three categories. For juniors, it is £5

How does it work on the day?

You bake in advance, in your own kitchen, then on the big day you bring your splendid bakes to Northcote Records venue which is at  8-10 Northcote Road, Battersea, SW11 1NT between 11am and 12.

When you arrive you display your bakes in the designated area.

Between Midday and 1pm our judges will stuff their faces and pick the best bakes. Prizes will be given for first in each category, and an overall ‘Star Baker’ will be chosen. If you are happy for us to sell your bakes, they will go on sale.


1) Cake – Any sponge – fruity, chocolatey, classic – whatever you like. (Icing the cake is optional.)

2) Cupcakes – 12 beautifully decorated cupcakes. (Each must be consistent and must only be made from one recipe.)

3) Traybake – Cake, brownie, flapjacks, shortbread, anything! (Please present cut up into squares or rectangles.)

4) Bread – Any loaf with a maximum of 500g of flour when baking. (You can flavour your bread if you want.)

5) Biscuits – An even batch of 12 biscuits or cookies.

6) Afternoon Tea – A tiered cake stand suitably filled and presented.

Must be made with 2 bake types; scones, cakes, pastries, meringues, etc. –

7) Junior* – Any full cake, 12 cupcakes, a tasty traybake, biscuits, or cookies.

* Junior entries will be judged in two age groups: 7 – 11yrs and 12 – 16 years

The Wandsworth Bake Off is designed to raise money for….. 

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