Trewithen Dairy in Cornwall has welcomed the return of its national baking competition the Trewly Big Bake.

However, with the deadline this Friday, July 22, anyone entering needs to act fast.

The dairy is inviting baking enthusiasts from across the country to show off their skill and creativity in a retro inspired baking challenge.

The competition is inspired by Trewithen Dairy's recent Sweet Shop Scone Revolution and encourages all bakers to create and decorate a bake which takes inspiration from classic sweets.

Contestants are tasked with reinventing a cake of any kind with their sweet shop favourites.

This is a virtual competition, so creativity and appearance are key as the expert panel will judge the photos uploaded to a form on the Trewithen Dairy website.

The judging panel will consist of the president of the Guild of Food Writers and celebrated author Orlando Murrin, expert food and drink tester for Hearst magazines Melanie Giandzi, and Francis Clarke, managing director of Trewithen Dairy.

Bakers have a free rein – any size goes, with points awarded for creativity, presentation and decoration. The competition is open to all baked goods, from classic sponges to doughnuts, cupcakes to brownies.

Prizes include a Cornish clotted cream hamper from Trewithen Dairy, a baking lover’s dream from Hobbycraft, an assortment of flour from speciality flour producer Matthews Cotswold Flour, the Vanilla cookbook and parcel of real vanilla products from LittlePod, and a Taste of the West award-winning flapjack box from Flapjackery.

To enter this free competition visit the Trewithen Dairy website and enter with images and an entry description. Bakers are encouraged to upload their creations to Instagram using the hashtag #TrewlyBigBake.