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Cake enthusiasts rejoice, Hong Kong's first baking festival to debut in July

Sharing slices of home-made cake or warm crusty bread with family and friends is one of life's simple pleasures. But baking is not as easy as throwing a few ingredients into a bowl. It is a complex science of combining sugar and salt, flour, fats, yeast and heat.

Baking has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years, buoyed by a slew of popular television shows (you know the ones). No longer the domain of cookie-cutter grannies, these days it is the proud pastime of people of all ages and walks of life.

Now baking fans in the city are wiping down their aprons in preparation for the Hong Kong Bakery Carnival, which makes its debut next month. Running from July 6 to 8 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, the event has something for everyone, from bakery-industry professionals to amateur bakers and food lovers.

The festival celebrates all the fun of baking, from the making to the eating.

"We've got everyone covered, with parent-child baking workshops, baking competitions, food tastings and on-site demonstrations - everything baking pretty much under one big roof," says Lip Hui Lok-yee, of the carnival's organising committee. "It's expected to attract about 60,000 visitors."

Chefs from South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam will be among the experts showcasing their skills, and work­shops will demonstrate techniques ranging from making mooncakes to producing pasta. Those who fancy a stroll down memory lane can sign up for sessions on how to create milk tarts as well as pineapple and cocktail buns.

The Hong Kong Bakery Carnival runs from July 6 to 8 (10am-8pm) at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. For more information and to book tickets, visit

This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

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