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Bake a Building ~ The Big Building Bake Off

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Welcome to Bake A Building 2018!

Ulster Architectural Heritage and Food NI invite you to **BAKE A BUILDING** for the Big Building Bake Off at St. George’s Market, 29th October 12-3pm.

Forget that Bake off, this is a Building Bake Off! Open to all – professionals, amateurs, kids, school groups and organisations- we are asking you to choose your favourite historic building, and BAKE!

Judging by celebrity chefs: BBC’s Paula McIntyre, Jane Allen, Jane’s Kitchen & Finbar Haughey, Andrew Ingredients. Prizes from Food NI, Merchant Hotel, James Street South, Andrew Ingredients, Ditty’s Bakery, National Trust, Waterstones, Craftsy and Ulster Architectural Heritage. Entries will be judged at ‘The Big Building Bake Off’, St. George’s Market Belfast on 29th October.

To enter, competitors must choose a building from the list below or propose a heritage building that you would love to bake and register with Ulster Architectural Heritage by 5pm on 19th October 2018. Judging will take place on 29th October 2018 at St. George’s Market, Belfast, from 12pm. If there is a heritage building you would like to bake that is not on the list below email us at: [email protected] to get it included!

Bake a Building is part of a bigger UAH Heritage Fair & Family Fun Day! All are invited to see the bakes, and celebrate with the participants at a Tea Party from 2pm on 29th October at St. George’s Market, Belfast. Stalls, stands, entertainment for all the family from 12pm-3.30pm.

To register, please choose the historic building you wish to bake, and complete the online form here. Registration has now closed.

Not a baker? All welcome at the FREE Heritage Fair & Fun Day on 29th October.

We are welcoming applications from Stall Holders, those selling NI made food, goods and crafts, for a fee of £10. Apply here.

We are inviting NGO/Community Heritage Organisations to take a free stand at the event. Apply here.

All Welcome. General Admission FREE, No booking required.

 Categories & Prizes:

 The categories and prizes are as follows:


Categories Awards Prizes



First Place


A free stand at the Balmoral Show, courtesy of Food NI


Highly Commended


A masterclass at Andrew Ingredients Test Bakery & Kitchen with their very talented Product Development Manager, Finbar Haughey




First Place


A baking class with James Street South Cookery School on 17th November 2018


Highly Commended


Tea for Two at the Merchant Hotel


Under 16


First Place


Family Pass to Sleepy Hollow: A Musical Tale at the Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey


Highly Commended


Vouchers for 3 online classes with Craftsy




First Place


A hamper from Ditty’s bakery


Highly Commended


A walking tour of Belfast with UAH


Primary School Class


First Place


A class visit to the National Trust’s Mount Stewart with coach transport


Highly Commended


A selection of books  from Waterstones on architecture & baking


Secondary School Class


First Place


A class visit to the National Trust’s Mount Stewart with coach transport


Highly Commended


A selection of books from Waterstones on architecture & baking

The Judges:

Paula McIntyre – BBC Radio Ulster

Finbar Haughey – Andrew Ingredients 

Jane Allen – Jane’s Kitchen, Broughshane


The Buildings:

As we are celebrating the architectural heritage of Ulster, it is important that buildings are chosen which are of architectural and historical merit and which retain their original character. We have selected buildings from Belfast and across Ulster which showcase our fantastic built heritage. We are keen for competitors to create as many different buildings as possible, so once a building has been registered we cannot accept further entries for that building. If there is a building which you are passionate about baking which does not appear on the list, you can contact us to enquire if it would be eligible.

email us at: [email protected]   phone us: 028 9055 0213

To register, please complete the online form here.

Choose from the following historic buildings:

Buildings within Belfast:

  1. Belfast City Hall
  2. The Old Museum Building (7 College Square North)
  3. Assembly Buildings, Stormont
  4. Lanyon Building, Queen’s University
  5. Albert Clock
  6. Templemore Avenue Baths
  7. Ulster Museum
  8. Palm House, Botanic Gardens
  9. Crown Bar
  10. Crumlin Road Gaol
  11. Crumlin Road Courthouse
  12. St George’s Market
  13. Transport House, High Street
  14. Former Ulster Bank HQ (The Merchant Hotel)
  15. Clifton House
  16. Ulster Hall
  17. BBC Building
  18. Grand Opera House
  19. Elmwood Hall
  20. St Malachy’s Church
  21. St. George’s Church, High Street
  22. First Presbyterian Church, Rosemary Street
  23. Custom House
  24. St. Anne’s Cathedral
  25. Belfast Castle
  26. Strand Cinema
  27. Culturlann, Falls Road
  28. Central Library, Royal Avenue
  29. Bank Buildings, Castle Street, (pre fire)
  30. Former Exchange and Assembly Rooms
  31. Former Bank of Ireland, Royal Avenue (Art Deco Bank)
  32. Harbour Commissioners Office
  33. Floral Hall
  34. Carnegie Old Park Library
  35. A Belfast Terrace
  36. Former H&W HQ Building & Drawing offices
  37. Ormiston House, Belfast

Buildings outside of Belfast:

  1. Castle Coole, Enniskillen
  2. Florence Court, Enniskillen
  3. Enniskillen Castle
  4. Carrickfergus Castle
  5. Guildhall, Derry-Londonderry
  6. St. Columb’s Cathedral, Derry-Londonderry
  7. St. Patrick’s RC Cathedral, Armagh
  8. Prehen House, Derry-Londonderry
  9. The Walls, Derry~Londonderry
  10. Mount Stewart
  11. Former Northern Counties Club, (Bishop’s Gate Hotel) Derry~Londonderry
  12. Mussenden Temple
  13. Scrabo Tower
  14. Castle Ward
  15. Castlewellan Castle
  16. Sion Mills Stables, Co. Tyrone
  17. Newry Town Hall
  18. A Thatch Cottage
  19. Ranfurly House, Dungannon
  20. Portico of Ards
  21. Eglintine House
  22. Cockhill Windmill Stump
  23. Lissan House

To register, please complete the online form here.

Full terms and conditions of entry can be found here: Bake A Building Terms and Conditions.



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