Exciting new features for 2014 include a spectacular Chocolate, Bake and Preserves Theatre which will host top pastry chefs, chocolatiers, bakers, sugarcraft experts and jam and preserve makers.  Audience members will be invited to roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to top chefs including star of BBC’s Great British Bake Off John Whaite, Steampunk baker Emily Ladybird, Charlotte White of Restoration Cake and Brighton’s very own Jessica Haggerty.

A new Chocolate, Baking and Preserves Village will delight those visitors with a sweet tooth who can sample and take away products from chocolate and confectionary makers, bakers and cake makers, as well as jam and preserves makers. The village is a haven for those who enjoy home baking, with a selection of stalls selling baking essentials and the latest gadgets.

Saturday 3rd May

11.30 – Jessica Haggerty – Brighton Bakes  – Baking with Flowers

12.30 – Emily Ladybird ‘Steam Punk Baker’ – Absinthe Fairy Cakes

13.30 – Charlotte White – Burlesque Baking – Decorating cakes

14.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

15.30 – Emily Ladybird ‘Steam Punk Baker’ – Absinthe Fairy Cakes

16.30 – Manju Malhi – Indian Home Baking

17.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

Sunday 4th May

11.30 – Jessica Haggerty – Brighton Bakes  – Baking with Flowers

12.30 – Baking Secrets

13.30 – Emily Ladybird ‘Steam Punk Baker’ – Absinthe Fairy Cakes

14.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

15.30 – Baking Secrets

16.30 – Emily Ladybird ‘Steam Punk Baker’ – Absinthe Fairy Cakes

17.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

Monday 5th May

11.30 – Jessica Haggerty – Brighton Bakes – Baking with Flowers

12.30 Baking secrets

13.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

14.30 – Manju Malhi – Indian Home Baking

15.30 Baking Secrets

16.30 – Fiona Sciolti – Botanical Chocolates

17.30 – Manju Malhi – Indian Home Baking

Entry to the Chocolate, Baking & Preserves Theatre is included in the ticket price.  Tickets are released on the day of the festival. Places are available on a first come, first served basis and entry is limited – register for free entry at the Registration Point opposite the main entrance.