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The Pall-Ex hub in Ellistown, Leicestershire, is to host its very own Great British Bake Off to raise money for Macmillan and celebrate the logistics industry’s vital part in getting Britain baking.

As the nights draw in and the popular baking competition dominates our Tuesday evenings, Britain gets out the flour, sugar and butter in a home baking trend which has exploded in recent years and has resumed its place as a beloved pastime across the country.

The Great Pall-Ex Bake Off will take place on the morning of September 7th, where the staff’s showstoppers will be judged by Bake Off: The Professionals contestant Marta Child, who runs the popular Bom Bom Patisserie in Loughborough.

Assisting Marta is our own resident foodie, Hub Co-ordinator, Toby Iliffe.

The bakers will be competing for a fabulous prize of a dinner party cooked and served by Masterchef contestant Holly Bilous-Jones in their home, alongside a £100 John Lewis voucher.

The runner-up will win a fabulous £50 John Lewis voucher.

The showstoppers will then be part of a delicious bake sale in aid of Macmillan cancer support.

A selection of the winning recipes will be hosted on the Pall-Ex blog!

Pall-Ex is proud to be part of the logistics which helps to get Britain (& the rest of the world) baking!

Pall-Ex member Mars Jones Ltd helps transport and store baking produce for Tate & Lyle, one of the most recognisable baking goods brands in the UK. The blends produced at its facility in Mold, Flintshire, are transported by Mars Jones to Tate & Lyle’s customers across the UK and stored for distribution throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Baking Britain

The word ‘cake’ has now replaced ‘chicken’ as the most searched for term on the BBC Good Food website. Source: The Telegraph

360 litres of vanilla extract and 15,000 bottles of food colouring are sold every week at Morrisons supermarkets.

It’s not just butter and sugar, dairy and sugar alternatives such as coconut oil and agave syrup are increasing in popularity at a huge rate as vegan and health-conscious baking becomes trendier – there is even going to be a vegan episode of bake-off this year.

Simply Business Insurance saw a 1,500% increase in requests to insure a small baking business after the second series of the Great British Bake Off aired. Source: SimplyBusiness

51% of Brits think cake works as a perfect afternoon snack – however 6% see cake as the perfect breakfast! We salute you! Source: Statista