Rowans’ Great BIG Bake Off

01/04/2021 8:00 am - 30/04/2021 11:55 pm

On your marks…Get set…BAKE!

We are looking for budding bakers to take on the Rowans Hospice Great BIG Bake Off to help lift the community’s spirits and raise much-needed funds, as we begin the long-haul to recovery after such devastating losses to income due to the Pandemic.

Boasting a celebrity endorsement from 2020 GBBO Finalist, Dave Friday who is supporting the challenge, the potential Star Bakers will need to create a slice of heaven and bake their own Signature Showstopper in the theme of “what are you most looking forward to after lockdown”.

Find out how to enter below!

Are you a Star Baker?

Bakers…we are looking for fabulous flare and creativity as the Signature Showstoppers will be judged on presentation, originality and the quality of the bake. This is your chance to show off your baking skills, be crowned Star Baker and win a fabulous prize!

As we are unable to taste all things sugar and spice, bakers are invited to submit a 360˚  Showstopper video (including cutting the cake to show a slice) which will be judged by Dave Friday and the Charity to decide on who goes through to the Great BIG Bake Off Finals.

The finalists will then be showcased on our social media platforms where the audience will be invited to cast a vote for their favourite bake on our official poll, and make a donation towards their favourite baker’s £250 pledge on their JustGiving page.

The Star Baker will be announced on our Facebook Page, using the final number of votes cast on the Official Bake Off poll, on 30 April 2021.


How to Enter








For your chance to be our Star Baker just follow these simple steps…

★ Submit your online registration form

★ Under 16s need a completed consent form

★ Create and bake your Signature Showstopper

★ Send us a video of your bake to include:
A maximum of 30 seconds recording
360 degree view and your Showstopper sliced open

★ Your Registration Form will give us your consent to share your video online

★ Keep checking your emails for the Finalists Announcement after 13 April 2021

Take a look at our recipe for a good Video in the next column

Recipe for a good video








To create a clear Signature Showstopper Video, follow these simple steps…

★ Set the camera quality to ‘high’ in settings

★ Clean the camera lens with a dry cloth

★ Do not record in front of a window as this will cast a shadow

★ Filming position:
Avoid filming in front of a window
Try to film to the side of a window
This will allow light in, but no shadow

★ Record your film in landscape format (turn phone/tablet onto its side)​

★ Ensure all Government Guidelines are followed where necessary

Read the next column for information on how to send us your video

Sending your video








To ensure your video is of high enough quality to use, please follow these simple steps…​

★ Visit

★ Select your recording

★ Include your full name in the subject line (so we can match your registration & video)

★ In the ‘message’ please include:
Why you support Rowans Hospice Charity
A description of your Showstopper
The recipe & ingredients used

★ The email to send your video to is:

★ Repeat this process to send us your headshot photograph

Signature Showstopper entry will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 13 April 2021

Great BIG Bake Off Menu of Events

Thursday 1 April – Tuesday 13 April 2021
Entry for Great BIG Bake Off OPEN – all Showstopper Videos MUST be submitted by 11.59pm Tuesday 13 April 2021

Wednesday 14 April – Friday 16 April 2021
Rowans Hospice Charity and Dave Friday will shortlist Finalists.

Monday 19 April – Friday 30 April 2021
Showcase of all Finalist Showstoppers to encourage the general public to vote for their favourite “Great BIG Bake Off”

Friday 30 April 2021
The overall Star Baker winner will contacted at 4.00pm on Friday 30 April 2021 & then announced on social media.

Sign up to show off your baking skills below.


  • 01/04/2021 - 30/04/2021
    8:00 am - 11:55 pm
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