The Cork Baking and Chocolate Weekend which will take place this weekend, will see world renowned chocolatiers and bakers descend on Cork to showcase their love of all things sweet. In addition the hugely anticipated “Great Cork Bake Off” will also take place over the weekend.

The Cork will once again host the unique three-day event, which will showcase award winning cake making experts and chocolatiers. Throughout the weekend, a large marquee will host chocolate, baking and cookery demonstrations, while visitors can also indulge in various workshops and talks.

This is the second year of the Great Cork Bake Off at The Cork Baking and Chocolate Weekend where 15 people will be carefully selected as finalists from their “Showstopper” cake and they will be judged by renowned chef, Paul Kelly, Executive Pastry Chef of the Merrion Hotel and Judge of the Great Irish Bake Off.

There are some very exciting additions to this year’s festival such as Sparkling Afternoon Tea with complimentary admission to the exhibitor area on Saturday 23rd November. The afternoon tea will be prepared by the Executive Head Chef, Martin O’ Mahony.

One of the highlights of the weekend is The Cork Chocolate Dinner which will see a Cocoa themed dinner served to guests on Friday 22th November at 7pm.

There will also be a variety of workshops, pairing classes and Sourdough Made Easy. There will be a children’s area with lots of activities to keep younger chocolate lovers entertained.

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