The Great Pompey Cake-Off Competition

Calling all creative cake makers – a new baking competition is being launched in Portsmouth and everybody is invited.

Whether you have been baking for years or want an excuse to see if you have got what it takes, the Great Pompey Cake-Off Competition is for everyone.

With ‘special guest judges’, the bake off is being held in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust.

Sponsored by The Co-operative Funeralcare, in North End, cakes will also be available for tastings sold by the slice.

Funeral co-ordinators at the Southern Co-op funeral home have been brushing off their flour skills but have been restricted to tastings on the day itself.

Nicki Button, Funeral Co-ordinator at the North End branch, said: “We felt it was only right that we weren’t allowed to enter the competition ourselves – although I can’t say I am disappointed if it means that I get to sample more cakes.

“We wanted to hold another fundraiser for Wessex Cancer Trust as it is a local charity really close to my colleague’s heart as Emily was supported by the Trust when she was diagnosed with womb cancer in 2016.

“The charity is incredibly special as it enables people like Emily to make lifelong friends through their support groups.”

It is being held at Buckland United Reformed Church, in Kingston Road, North End, on Sunday 5 May from 1pm to 4pm.

There will be two separate categories for Under 12s and Over 12s.

Entry to the Great Pompey Cake-Off Competition will be £5 per cake with special prizes for the winners and runners up thanks to donations from local businesses.

Shopping stalls and hot/cold drinks will also be available on the day.

Entry forms are available from The Co-operative Funeralcare North End at 52 London Road or Wessex Cancer Trust Cosham Support Centre.

To find out more pop into branch, telephone 02392 662534 or email