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Baileys Bakefest Funke Akindele, Waje, Mai Atafo, Alexx Ekubo compete at Nigeria's first baking festival [Photos]

The day-long baking festival, Baileys Bakefest, did not only showcase all sorts of baileys-infused pastries and cocktails but successfully merged food and fun.

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Nigeria's first baking festival, Baileys Bakefest, is a perfect blend of food and fun.

Baileys Bakefest play Team Yellow- Funke Akindele and Segun at the Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)


The festival which held on Mon, June 26, 2017, was aimed at showcasing the different ways Baileys can be enjoyed in delicious treats such as cakes and cocktails.

Baileys Bakefest play

Baileys Bakefest



The day-long event which had A-List celebrities Funke Akindele, Waje, Alexx Ekubo and Mai Atafo as one-half of teams of two competing in the Baileys Bakefest with the other half of the teams comprised of up and coming bakers selected on social media was one pretty much an interesting competition.

Baileys Bakefest play Baileys infused cake baked by Team Mai at Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)

Each team baked all sorts of baileys-infused cakes and prepared different baileys-infused cocktails as well, some of which were encouraged by the judges to be included in restaurants and bars food and cocktail menus.

Baileys Bakefest play Judges getting a taste of the presentations at Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)


The judges, Tolu Erogbogbo (Chef Eros), Lara Mara, Alex Oke and Ify Monye, who were fair and just in their remarks also made the competition fun and intriguing alongside the host Adebowale Omotunde and co-host Chuey Chu.

Baileys Bakefest play Team Green- Alexx Ekubo and Tolu getting judged at the Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)


With lots of yummy gourmets from about 40 vendors, exciting and fascinating games like soccer, 'X and O', 'food munchers', snooker, tennis and a whole lot more interesting activities flying around the park to keep the event going, there was definitely no dull moment at the event.

Baileys Bakefest play Guests playing games at the Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)

I mean, even if you were not interested in the food and competition aspect of the event, you'd definitely find an activity to get you going the whole day.

Baileys Bakefest play

Baileys Bakefest



Crowning the event after a long, interesting competition which team Alex and Tolu won, was a show of dancing talent. All the celebrity bakers and their teammates all showcased their dancing ability.

Baileys Bakefest play Winners of the competition, Team Green- Alexx Ekubo and Tolu celebrating at the Baileys Bakefest (Pulse)

The Baileys Bakefest indeed combines fun and bake, all in one festivity.

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