School fete cake recipes

Baking for the school fete can be a competitive business – but fear not: these tried-and-recommended Mumsnet cake recipes will have people queuing to buy. Mary Berry, eat your heart out

Large cakes

Victoria sponge is the classic, closely followed by lemon drizzle.

Fairy cakes

Dot small sponge cakes with dolly mixtures for wow-factor without much effort.


Traybakes are easy to transport to the fete without mishap and a cinch to scale up.


Everyone loves flapjacks, and they're a healthier alternative to the cake-and-choc-fest.