The 7th annual celebration of baking that is Cakefest is nearly upon us! Here you will find some information about the event and how to enter. Get your pinnys on and BAKE!


28th March 2020, 10–12 noon

Dunbar Street Hall, Old Aberdeen

Thank you for requesting more information about the 2020 Friends of Seaton Park CakeFest.  More questions? Please contact or send us a message on Facebook.

What is it? 

The CakeFest concept is a coffee morning with a difference — think British Bake-Off meets Beer Festival!  On entering the hall you will be overwhelmed by the selection of delicious, mouth-watering, homemade cakes on offer for you to eat and judge!  £3 will buy you a cup of tea/coffee (juice for kids also available) and three pieces of cake.  Vote for your favourite by putting your token in the cup next to it.  Want more cake?  Then you can buy more. 

So You Want to Enter a Cake?

Cakes must be homemade.  There are no categories — cakes, traybakes, fruit loaves, tarts, meringues, are all suitable — just make your best bake(s) and bring it (or them) along by 9:15 a.m. on the day.  We’ll ask you to fill in a registration form with the name of the cake, any dietary information you can include, e.g. gluten-free, vegan, contains nuts, dairy-free, etc and your details. 

Please note that, although we do not want to discourage you from spending hours decorating your entries, cakes will be cut prior to public judging and therefore any decorations may be damaged (we’ll do our best not to though!)

Presentations for the winners will take place at approximately 11:30 a.m. The first prize will be the coveted CakeFest apron.

There will be children’s activities including cupcake decorating.  Cupcakes and decorating materials supplied.  

After CakeFest is over, please remember to collect the container you brought your cake(s) in and/or the plate(s) used to display.

Parking and Transport

The Mission is located on the left-hand side (from King Street direction) of St Machar Drive.  Please use rear entrance which can be reached via Dunbar Street.

Limited parking is available free of charge on Dunbar Street.  Dunbar Street is a narrow residential street, so please park courteously.  There is also parking on The Chanonry, a short walk away.  A small number of disabled parking spaces will be available at the Mission.  Some spaces may be available in the University car parks nearby.

The Number 20 bus stops on St. Machar Drive, just 50m. from The Mission.  There are also many buses which stop at the St. Machar roundabout on King Street, next to the Spar, a 5 minute walk from the hall. 

Best of luck to all our entrants!

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