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Blyth: Blyth Festival announces “Cakewalk” and a bake-off

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Are your cakes airy and light? Your icing smooth and buttery? The combined taste something that’s truly blissful?

Then the Blyth Festival challenges you to prove it. It is throwing down the gauntlet in its quest for the best cake in all the land. If you want to pick up what they’re throwing down, then get ready to enter the Blyth Festival Cake Parade and Bake-Off. 

As part of its 45th Season, it is hosting a cake-baking contest complete with a cake parade on opening night of Cakewalk on Friday, June 28, 2019. It’s all in the name of fun, with prizes awarded in professional, amateur, people’s choice and kids’ choice categories. There might even be prizes awarded for the best Cakewalk-themed costumes. 

It’s looking for the best homemade cake prepared by either an individual or a team, with contestants invited to submit one or more entries. All will be judged on taste and appearance. Also, it is going to keep the identities of the judges under wraps so that you can’t butter them up ahead of time. All submissions will become property of the Blyth Festival, with slices available to patrons that night for judging the People’s Choice Award.Complete contest details and entry forms are posted online at under the Deeper Roots events.

In celebration of our 45th anniversary, we are bringing back one of the sweetest, most requested revivals in our decorated history. Cakewalk by Colleen Curran is a delicious comedy that premiered at the Blyth Festival in 1984 and went on to international acclaim.

In honour of Canada Day, a small town decides to hold a cake baking competition at the local fairgrounds and everyone from the community is lining up for the chance to win a dream vacation and county-wide bragging rights. 

It’s enough to bring a local nun out of her habit, send a mother-of-the-bride running with five layers (topper and all), and to unleash the winner-take-all cut-throat tactics of the town’s normally dependable Boy Scout troop leader. The oven mitts are off.Someone’s going home with the trophy, and someone is getting butter-creamed.With five hilarious roles for women, this show will be icing on our 45th anniversary cake. Cakewalk is directed by Kelli Fox, and features actors Rebecca Auerbach, Catherine Fitch, Caroline Gillis, Lucy Hill and Rachel Jones. 

Deeper Roots is sponsored by NWMO and the Township of North Huron, in partnership with the Huron County Economic Development Department. Media Sponsor is The Rural Voice.