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Fancy baking a map of Skegness?

Image credit: The English town Skegness on a road map

1st Mar 2017

An East Lincolnshire bake off is to turn top attractions including Skegness Pier, Butlin's and Fantasy Island into cake for a huge edible map The cake event is looking to find 100 teams or individuals to put their baking skills to the test. Favourite attractions, places, historical landmarks will be made to create a cake-sized map. The map will be a 100sq display and will include the areas market towns and it will all be eaten! It is part of this year's so festival, an outdoor visual and performing arts extravaganza taking place across East Lindsey this summer. If you want to be involved, enter here and put Sunday, July 2 in your diaries to invite your family and friends to grab a slice of the action. Simon Preston of Grace Food Innovation, is the man behind this project, he created a similar cake fest of Edinburgh in 2015 and in Stirling last year. Community group County Care has been working with SO Festival organisers to provide ideas of edible attractions. So far this has included a giant wheel at Botton's Pleasure Beach, the pyramid at Fantasy Island, Skegness clock tower, the Jolly Fisherman, Skegness Pier, the RNLI lifeboat station, Fairy Dell Paddling Pool, Natureland Seal Santuary, The Embassy Theatre and Butlin's. They are looking for people to create donkeys, caravans and sticks of rock represented on the map. County Care will be baking wind turbines for the map.

What you need to know:

The organisers are not looking for perfectly scaled masterpieces - everyone is welcome to take part regardless of ability. They are looking for adventurous individuals who are up for a challenge!
  • First of all you need to pick a landmark to bake. Take a look at the list of chosen landmarks by County Care is available on
  • Get in touch to tell the organisers your first and second choice of the landmarks listed. Your selection will then be confirmed and you will be informed of what happens next.
  • If there's a building or place you love that isn't on the Skegness list, feel free to make a suggestion for consideration.
  • And remember it is not just Skegness that will be cake-baked, market towns and villages will be represented too so the ideas are endless!
This story first appeared on Lincolnshire Live
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