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The Brilliant Baking Theatre comes to the Good Food and Wine Show

Baking has made a comeback around the world and is one of the hottest food trends of 2013. Cake is now cool and biscuits are brilliant! Many top selling cookery books at present focus on home baking while shows such as The Great British Bake Off have been hits around the world including South Africa.


A new feature at the upcoming Good Food & Wine Show – which runs at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from May 23 to 26 – is the Brilliant Baking Theatre. Admission is free with the purchase of an entrance ticket to the Show and is on a first come, first served basis.

Heading the list of celebrity chefs in action at the Brilliant Baking Theatre will be master French pastry chef, Eric Lanlard, who has a new TV series out on BBC Lifestyle Baking Mad and a new book, Chocolat.

Check out some of these:

Black Forest Cupcakes

Best Vanilla Cupcake

Focaccia Bread

Roasted Banana Muffins

Also in action will be a host of local bakers and pastry experts including Lorraine Meany of the Cape Grace where all the international chefs will be staying; Vicky Gurovich of the Mount Nelson Hotel; Grace Stevens of SA Cake Decorators Guild; Franck Dangereux of The Foodbarn and pastry chefs Hannike and Elisiner De Waal of Hemelhuijs.

Even competent cooks are often wary of baking and there seems to be a misconception that you’re either good at it or not. This isn’t the case as this interactive theatre will prove.

Lanlard will anchor the theatre which will feature baking workshops as well as recipe and technique demonstrations. There will be opportunities for visitors to ask the experts all the dos and don’ts of baking. These specialists will also explain why things go wrong and how flops can be rectified.


Good Food & Wine Show Cape Town May 23 to 26 – Cape Town International Convention Centre
Good Food & Wine Show Durban August 8 to 11- Durban Exhibition Centre
Good Food & Wine Show Johannesburg September 21 to 24 – Coca Cola Dome



Tickets cost R110 for adults for R55 for children. This includes more free theatres than ever before. Visitors will also receive a coupon book that will allow for massive savings and specials.


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