For Mill Gate’s 30th Birthday we planned a series of exciting events to celebrate 30 years of the Shopping Centre! From Local legend appearances to daytime discos’, our celebrations were never ending over the summer. Part of our fantastic anniversary events, we planned the Great Mill Gate Bake Off, paying homage to The Great British Bake Off, to bring the community together to celebrate the fabulous occasion.
Over the summer, we ran a social media campaign to elect Bury’s Best Baker. Once all results were in, the top 5 bakers were chosen to come to the Shopping Centre for a live ‘Decorate Off’. We fully themed the Shopping Centre with giant cupcakes, selfie spots and other delectable treats – Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood even made an appearance (in cardboard form!). The event was hosted by ‘Noel Fielding’ (lookalike!) who sparked interest from the crowd and kept the bakers entertained! We also positioned a children’s colouring space within the ‘Bake Off Zone’ for them to design their own Mill Gate cake.