Buxton’s Big Gay Cake Off

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Buxton’s Big Gay Bake Off

The Buxton Pride Picnic

Saturday 20th July

2 – 5pm

Pavilion Gardens, on the lawns in front of the Swimming Pool

free and wonderful

bring soft drinks, a rug to sit and some sandwiches

if you need emergency sustainance

17012398_10156364158482925_2101722666_nFollowing two previously successful years, and a Spirit Of The Fringe Award, Buxton Gay Pride will host their third annual Gay Pride Picnic, celebrating Buxton’s LGBTQ+ community and their friends. Event organiser, Gordon MacLellan, said “This year’s event has the theme of “Buxton’s Big Gay Bake Off”. Attendees are encouraged to bring a cake or dish to share. Entries will be judged by fabulous local drag queens Kate Butch and Marilyn Misandry. There are no prizes for cakes but there will be rosettes for winners and lots of laughter and cheering for everyone!”

Yes, we’re looking for cakes but we are expecting to award points as much on the wonder of their names as on their taste and appearance. We are hoping there might be some:

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  • or Bi-forest Gateaux
  • or Trans Flans
  • or Lesbian Tarts
  • or Camp Croissants
  • or Polari Muffins
  • or just a flutter of Fairy Cakes
  • Seductive Scones?
  • Risque rock-cakes
  • Who knows…..

Who knows?

Just to be clear:

  1. This isn’t a very serious competition
  2. Entries can be brought along when you come to the Picnic but they must all be registered by 3pm
  3. The only prize is everyone else’s delight and acclaim. There might be a rosette or two and the chance to taste someone else’s cake
  4. The Judge’s Fabulous Decisions are Final
  5. Make sure your cake is edible – no cheating with glue and plaster please
  6. You are responsible for your own cake so please make sure you take any of it that is left away with you when you leave the Picnic

Inspiring, mouth-watering, delicious cake pics

c/o our lovely friends at Little Chelly Cakes

 

Stone and Water and the Buxton Pride Picnic team gratefully acknowledge the support of Derbyshire County Council’s Action Grant scheme, The Closet market stall, Waitrose and look forward to thanking the other organisations who are offering support

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Hats for a Pride Picnic

Summer Hats

Sunday 30th June

1 – 4pm

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton*

How will you decorate yours?

With ribbons and ruffles?

With beads, flowers, butterflies and bits?

Will there be pom-poms and fringes, and tassles over your ears?

 

 

It’s summer! And with the Buxton Pride Picnic on that flowery horizon, we’re having an afternoon in the Gardens sort of getting ready. We’ll bring card and colours, staples and tissue and tape. We’ll bring rugs to sit on and a welcome to greet you. We ask you to bring a smile and a hand willing to have a go and a conversation waiting to be shared. We’re going to be making some wonderful hats to wear at the Picnic. But you don’t need to. It would be good simply to meet people – so come along, renew connections with old mates and maybe make a new friend or two. Help us build our Proud Family

Where to find us: we’ll be at the site we use for the main Picnic and will spread some groundsheets and rugs on the lawns in front of the swimming pool

The event is free. We’ll provide materials.

Weather: and this event is fine-weather dependant: soggy tissue-flowers and dripping pom-poms are not much fun. So if the weather is looking unpredictable, we will post a final decision on the morning of 30th here and on our facebook page (look for Stone and Water)

No booking or tickets needed but this event will be weather dependant so check in the morning for any change of plans. If it looks wet (always possible, it is Buxton after all) we’ll go and sip tea and eat cake somewhere near by!

 

Buxton Pride Picnic 2019: our Pride Picnics celebrate the diversity of Buxton and the Peaks, a gathering place for laughter and reflection for LGBTQ+ people and all our other friends as well. More details will follow shortly. And get ready, start planning your campest cake ever for the Buxton Big Gay Bake Off!

Date of Picnic: Saturday 20th July, 2- 5 pm

Venue: Pavilion Gardens, on the lawns in front of the swimming pool

*Pavilion Gardens: St John’s Rd, Buxton SK17 6BE

We gratefully acknowledge support from DCC’s Action Grants scheme