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BUDDING bakers are invited to wave their culinary wands and create cakes with a witches theme.

The Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre is hosting a cake competition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the Lancashire Witches as part of the Clitheroe Food Festival.

Budding bakers are invited to create a cake with a witches theme, such as a broomstick, cauldron, witch’s hat, or even Pendle Hill. The cakes will be displayed at the Station Road gallery and visitor information centre during the food festival, which takes place on Saturday August 4th, then judged by a celebrity chef at 4 p.m.

Gallery supervisor Stephanie Hibbert said: “Last year’s food festival attracted thousands of visitors to the town for a day packed with delicious Lancashire produce.

“This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, and budding bakers are invited to get a slice of the action by creating spellbinding cakes.”

The competition is open to everyone and prizes are up for grabs, including hampers of local produce and goodies for the winner and runners-up. The deadline for entries is this Friday, July 27th, and entrants are asked to avoid using fresh cream.

Further details and entry forms are available from the Platform Gallery and Clitheroe Visitor Information Centre on 01200 425566.