Band of Bakers launch competition to find the best mince pie in Southwark

South East London bake club, Band of Bakers, will be hosting a Mince Pie Bake Off at this year’s East Dulwich Christmas Cracker.

12193409_904612082948036_5470177945568336532_nLaunched to raise money for the Peckham Foodbank the competition will be judged by an impressive panel of expert bakers as well as the Mayor of Southwark. Entrants will battle it out to win one of a selection of prizes, as well as the chance to be crowned the Mince Pie Bake Off Champion 2015.

The Band of Bakers’ Mince Pie Bake Off will take place on Saturday 5th December 2015 at the award winning Brick House Bakery in East Dulwich. There will be 3 categories to enter: traditional mince pies, alternative mince pies and children’s bakes. Each category has limited spaces so bakers are encouraged to enter early. Prizes range from meals at celebrated East Dulwich restaurants Toast E.D. and Franklins to Picturehouse cinema tickets and book vouchers.

Judging the competition will be:

Dan Lepard – One of the world’s most widely-read and respected bakers, a judge on The Great Australian Bake Off and winner of the Cook Book of the Year, 2011.
Fergus Jackson – The baker behind the Brick House Bakery, the current holder of the prestigious Real Bread Campaign’s London Loaf award.
Suzanne James – Fondly known as the Queen of Canapés, she runs one of London’s leading professional catering companies.
Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle MBE – Appointed Mayor of Southwark in May 2015
Naomi Knill – Food writer, blogger and co-founder of Band of Bakers

The Band of Bakers’ Mince Pie Bake Off is open to all amateur bakers. Entrants must send an email to and will be required to make a donation to Peckham Foodbank.

For more information visit

foodbankSupported by the Mayor of Southwark and a prestigious panel of bakers.

About Band of Bakers:
Band of Bakers is a bake club for south east London. It provides an opportunity for local bakers to get together and share their latest creations over a drink and a chat. Band of Bakers held its first event in May 2012 and since then has held a number of events in local south east London venues. Regularly appearing in the media, recipes by members of the Band of Bakers featured in the Christmas 2012 issue of delicious. magazine and one of their events was covered in the final episode of Paul Hollywood’s BBC Two series Bread.

About Southwark Foodbank:
Southwark Foodbank is a Peckham based food bank which provides emergency food to help people who, for whatever reason, don’t have money to feed themselves or their families. It was launched in 2009 and is part of a national network of foodbanks established by The Trussell Trust.

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Shapa Begum

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Hi, I’m Shapa Begum, Blog Editor. Born and raised in East Dulwich, I love what I do here at Dulwich OnView, I’m absolutely passionate about south London and reaching out to local communities – you can read about my favourite Dulwich spots on Time Out London and Completely London blog. My role goes beyond editing, I write, review, participate in conferences/events, attend local happenings and oversee the marketing. There’s no rest for the wicked! When not working, I love to read, write, visit museums and spend time with my loved ones.
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