The Bridport Museum is inviting people to ‘bake Bridport’! Because they are missing their popular Food Festival this year, the Museum and Food Festival team want to encourage the local community to bake a cake inspired by their love of the town’s history. They are also keen to involve all of their amazing local bakers, cafes, restaurants and other hospitality businesses so invite you to create your own entry. Hopefully they will get lots of social media and press coverage and they will of course make sure that they promote all businesses participating as much as they can.

The rules are simple:

  • Bake and decorate a cake inspired by a) a Bridport building or landmark b) your favourite Bridport Museum object.
  • Take a photograph or a short video to share your creation and post it on the Bridport Museum’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feeds including the hashtag #BakeBridport
  • You can find lots of inspiration in the Flickr album:

If you, as a professional, would also like to post any hints and tips or short demonstrations of different techniques then they’d love to see them. Please just follow the same process as outlined above and they will make sure to promote your posts as much as possible to raise the profile of your business in these challenging times.  Don’t forget to include the hashtag #BakeBridport

In publicising the project they would like to share information and promote local businesses who have cake making ingredients and supplies so please let them know if you are open to the public for retail, either in person or online.

Cake entries can be posted any time until 30 June. A panel of independent judges will each pick their favourite entry based on the creativity and originally of entries in responding to the brief.  Winners will be announced in early July.

Museum Director Emily Hicks said, ‘History and cake- what a winning combination! We can’t wait to see what you all create- perhaps a lemon drizzle Town Hall, a chocolate ropewalk or a coffee cake ammonite….. there are no limits to this challenge- and when you’ve made your cake you might like to share with your family or neighbours!’