Let's raise some dough for charity.

The Penarth Bakeoff will be the ultimate baking battle where passionate baking fans compete to be crowned Penarth’s Best Baker. Over the next few weeks we are looking for entrants… whether you are a parent, grandparent, school kid, business owner or group or association, you can all enter.

We're still finalising the final details, so if you're interested in competing, please register your interest by completing the form below.

So get your baking skills and your aprons at the ready … this is going to be a baking feast at the start of Penarth’s Christmas Festival.

Enter the baking competition
Headline Sponsor

We're very pleased to announce that our headline sponsor for Penarth Bakeoff 2018 is Cleaners Got Talent.

Cleaners Got Talent provides domestic and commercial cleaning services in the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan area. Whether you have an apartment building with communal areas to clean or a check out clean for your Airbnb, we have cleaners available for all types of jobs.

Seabreeze Homes

Whether you are buying, selling, renting or letting, Seabreeze Homes is the first choice estate agents in Cardiff and Penarth.

Seabreeze Homes are independent and proud of it, working harder to offer sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants a fantastic personal service, that's what separates us from the online only agents.

Mason's Self Storage

At Masons Self Storage we specialise in low-cost, high quality, Self Storage and Packaging Supplies for homes and businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan and to the West of Cardiff. Based near the link road on the edge of Barry, only 5 miles from Penarth, and minutes from Dinas Powys, Sully and Wenvoe, our State of the Art, 24/7 Storage Centre brings our Vale customers unrivalled options for all types of Storage.

Have you got what it takes to be crowned Penarth's Best Baker?

Sponges. Biscuits and traybakes. Savoury. Free-from. Two children's categories. There's something for everyone.


Our chosen charities

Forget-me-not Chorus

The first announced charity is Forget-me-not Chorus, who support people with dementia and their families through weekly singing sessions.

Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale

Our second charity to benefit from Penarth Bakeoff 2018 is Marie Curie, who offer specialist care for people living with a terminal illness and support for families, completely free, from their Penarth hospice.

For many people there’s no greater joy than the smell of a freshly baked loaf, or the taste of a sweet sponge. We wanted to create a competition that would find Penarth’s Best Baker, whilst also supporting groups and organisations who help bind our community together. Together, we can help raise money for two charities who do truly amazing acts of kindness and generosity in our community, whilst enjoying a slice of cake and entertainment at the same time.


Our judges

David Schönthal

Dave is the owner of Penarth-based cheesecake empire Capas - which is the Spanish word for layers (clever!). Exploring the world of desserts (and starters!) cheesecake by cheesecake. One original recipe at a time. He is also a lecturer at Cardiff University and runs weekly tap dancing classes at Chapter.

Charlotte Williams

Baking and cake decorating is a passion for Charlotte and one of her biggest loves. She comes from a long line of bakers in the family, such as wedding cake makers and decorators and bread and biscuit makers, and her childhood was spent mainly helping her Mum and Great Nanna bake. Charlotte runs Lily's Bake Box from Penarth.

Butter Me Up

A Penarth town centre bakery, Butter Me Up serves freshly made sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Find them in the town's Windsor Arcade.

Bakeoff Day

Sunday 4 November 2018 from 11am (Competition drop-off 10:30am - 11:30am)

Paget Rooms
Victoria Road, Penarth

Join us on 4 November, competition day, to see (and taste!) the baking entries. We'll also have a great selection of local craft and gifts stalls for you to do some Christmas shopping.

  • Penylan Preserves,
  • Sadler Jones,
  • Oscar's,
  • Albert Primary School PTA,
  • Glass artworks by Judith Martin-Jones,
  • Vintage inspired prints of Penarth by De la Mer,
  • and many more.

We'll also have a packed schedule of entertainment, including entertainment from Little Fizz, instrumentalist Joe Pope and Penarth Community Choir. The day will be hosted by Welsh comedian and TV producer Stifyn Parri.

Penarth Bakeoff Registration

To register for the baking competition, please complete the form below. We will then send you instructions for making payment.

If you're interested in sponsoring the event or booking a market stall, please send us an email to

Make payment

After making your booking using the form above, please kindly send over your payment for entry using the links here.