EDSUK Great British Bake In!

On your marks, get set, bake!

For the first time ever, EDS UK is running its very own EDS UK Great British Bake In! It is a chance to get baking and show off all of that banana bread you have perfected during lockdown – or is pastry more your thing? We are running four challenges across eight weeks to find the EDS UK Star Baker and to share recipes and diet facts along the way. You do not have to be a member to take part. Get prepared and add the ingredients to your weekly shopping order.

Week 1 challenge: 15th Feb – 25th Feb – Cake challenge
Week 2 challenge: 1st March – 11th March – Bread challenge
Week 3 challenge: 15th March – 25th March – Pastry challenge
Week 4 challenge: 29th March – 8th April – Easter showstopper

Every challenge will have two Star Bakers, chosen by our three judges, who will go through to the Grand Final. Pictures of these scrumptious bakes will be uploaded to the website and the public will be able to vote for their favourite.

If you’d like to show your appreciation for our entrant’s baking skills, please make a donation via the EDSUK Great British Bake In JustGiving page.

Every penny raised will be used to support people living with Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) and hypermobility spectrum disorder (HSD) so that when they need information, advice or simply someone to listen, we can be there.

IMPORTANT UPDATE!!
We have had several entries from Primary age children and as a result we are going to add an extra winner for each challenge – EDS UK Great British Bake In – Junior winner! Each challenge will have a Junior winner and all 4 winners will go to the voting final alongside the adults final – both of which will be voted for by you, the members.

All the competition details are below:

How do I enter?

There is no need to register, just submit your entry during the allocated challenge dates in one of the following ways:

  1. By email to social@ehlers-danlos.org
  2. Via the EDS UK Great British Bake-In Facebook page
  3. By WhatsApp to 07904 216063
  4. By messenger to the EDS UK official Facebook page
  5. Tag us on twitter or instagram @ehlersdanlosuk

When you submit your entry, please include your full name, county where you live and your recipe. We would love to share your recipe with our members and it may possibly be used in the Summer edition of Fragile Links.

What are the challenge dates?

The challenge dates are as follows:

Week 1 challenge: 15th Feb – 25th Feb – Cake challenge
Week 2 challenge: 1st March – 11th March -Bread  challenge
Week 3 challenge: 15th March – 25th March – Pastry challenge
Week 4 challenge: 29th March – 8th April – Easter showstopper

Will the pictures I submit be used?

Yes, your pictures may be used online, in our weekly newsletter, Fragile Links and in any other suitable promotional work.

Will you use my full name?

No, we will use your first name (potentially last name initial if we have more than one entry with the same name) plus the area you are from. E.g. Nikki from Buckinghamshire

Do you need the recipe?

We would love that recipes are provided, so  that we can share these with our members and possibly use them in the Summer edition of Fragile Links.

Do I need to be a member?

No, you do not need to be a member to take part. Everyone is welcome!

How many winners are there?

Each challenge will have two winners and these winners will be entered into the grand final, These eight finalists will then be voted on by the EDS UK members to choose the Supreme Star Baker!

Are there prizes?

Yes, each of the seven runners up will receive a £10 Amazon voucher and the winner receives a £40 Amazon voucher and a cookbook of their choice, up to a value of £30.

Do I have to enter all four challenges?

No, you can enter as many as you want.

Can I send in more than one entry?

Absolutely! You are welcome to send in as many entries as you would like, for each challenge.