100th Birthday Baking Battle26 February 2023

Love baking? Join us for our 100th Birthday Baking Battle, featuring Great British Bake-Off 2022 winner Syabira Yusoff.

For our 100th birthday, we’re celebrating cakes, with a baking photo competition judged by Bake-Off winner Syabira, meet and greet, baking fair, and more! 

Submit a photo of your tank-shaped or novelty cake for a chance to win a half-day Chewton Glen cookery experience day, plus all entrants get free Tank Museum entry to the event. Event visitors can meet Syabira Yusoff, share our 100th birthday cake with us, hear about WWII rationing, and buy baked treats from a baking fair. 

  • 26 February 2023
  • 10am – 5pm
  • Baking photo competition – enter below for free
  • Meet & Greet with Syabira Yusoff – 10am-12pm
  • Winner announcement 1pm
  • All competition entrants get free entry to event
  • Baking fair
  • 100th Birthday Cake
  • Annual Passes valid


The winner of the 2022 series of The Great British Bake Off, Syabira Yusoff surprised and delighted the judges with her unusual flavour combinations and imaginative bakes.

Although Syabira has been cooking since she was 12, she only started baking in 2017, making a Red velvet cake to remind her of friends she missed in Malaysia, where she was born and raised. She soon discovered she had a talent for baking and began giving a Malaysian twist to British classics.

Syabira’s interest in tanks comes from online gaming, and she has even visited The Tank Museum to see them in real life.

Syabira Yusoff with the Panther tank in The Tank Museum's Tank Story Hall.
Syabira hugging a Panther tank

Syabira will be holding a Meet and Greet from 10am – 12pm on 26 February, and announcing the competition winners at 1pm.


The best tank-shaped and novelty cakes will both win a half-day cookery school experience at luxury Hampshire hotel Chewton Glen, details below. Entry is free, and all entrants will get free entry to the event on the 26 February. All you need to do is submit a photo of your cake, and a photo with you and the cake. Can’t attend the event? Don’t worry, you can still enter the competition – we will contact the winner via email as well.

  • The competition is completely free to enter, all you need to do is submit two pictures of your best novelty or tank-shaped cake.
  • The cake doesn’t have to made specially for this competition! If you’ve made a cake you’re really proud of in the past, you can still enter – as long as you have some photos of it.
  • If there are small non-edible decorations or non-edible supports, that is absolutely fine – as long as the majority is cake.
  • ‘Novelty Cake’ can be of absolutely anything (no military theme required) including but not limited to objects, landscapes, buildings and more.
  • The competition is open to entrants of all ages – if there is a high number of entrants under 18, a separate children’s prize will be offered.
  • You can enter a maximum of two cakes into the competition.
  • Only one entrant is permitted per cake. These can be two tank cakes, two novelty cakes, or one of each!
  • This is a family-friendly competition – any entries which we consider to be offensive or vulgar will be disqualified.
  • Entries close at midnight on Sunday 19th February.
  • Judging will take place at the 100th Birthday Baking Battle on 26 February. Every entrant gets free entry to The Tank Museum on that day, and if the entrant is under 16, they can bring an accompanying adult for free.
  • The winner will be announced during the event, but we will notify you by email as well.

Choose from a tempting selection of courses designed for those with a love of cooking. A typical half day course will last for four hours and you can enjoy your creations for lunch with a glass of wine before you leave.

The cookery school offers the opportunity for everyone to enjoy cooking great food at their own personal workstation. Whether you want to expand your repertoire of recipes, gain new cookery skills and knowledge or simply want to have fun cooking there is a class for you.

Great ingredients make great dishes and no more so than when they have been dug up from their kitchen garden, plucked from their hedgerows or provided by their local suppliers. Class menus reflect the seasons we journey through and celebrate the produce on your doorstep.

They share recipes close to their heart from The Dining Room, The Kitchen and across the globe to give you an insight to new inspirational dishes and classics that have stood the test of time

Includes: Arrival refreshments, all food and equipment required for the course, lunch and a glass of wine, and your apron to take home.

Terms and Conditions 

If the winner is 8-17, they will win a Junior & Teen Chef Cooking School Experience, a half-day of interactive and hands on cookery classes which will keep budding chefs entertained for a morning or afternoon. If the winner is under 8, they will receive a Tank Museum goody bag.

Users of the Half Day Cookery School Experience must be 18+. Users of the Junior & Teen Chef Cooking School Experience must be 8 years and over. 

Half Day Cookery School Experiences are valid Tuesday – Saturday as published. Not valid for Celebrity Chef courses. Cannot be redeemed until 48 hours after the winner is announced.

Valid for 12 months from voucher start date.

General Terms

  • The competition is being run by The Tank Museum
  • By entering the competition you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The Tank Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to eliminate or disqualify any entries or entrants that it regards as being in breach of these terms and conditions.
  • The Tank Museum reserves the right to cancel the competition or amend these terms and conditions at any time, without prior notice.
  • The decisions of The Tank Museum are final and binding in all matters relating to the competition and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The competition is open to entrants of all ages.
  • In entering the competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim any prize you may win.
  • A maximum of two entries per individual is permitted. If the competition is highly popular, The Tank Museum at their own discretion shortlist one of two entries for the final display and judging.
  • The competition is free to enter.

How to Enter

  • The cake must be baked and decorated by the entrant (although help is permitted by friends and family).
  • To enter, the entrant must submit two photographs of their cake, one of which must include the face of the entrant.
  • This is a family-friendly competition. Any entries that The Tank Museum consider (in our absolute discretion) to be dangerous, vulgar, offensive, indecent, illegal racist, copied, offensive, cruel or fraudulent, or infringe on the rights or copyright of others will be immediately disqualified.
  • Only one entrant is accepted per cake. If it becomes apparent that either a participant or household is using any means to circumvent this condition such as, and without limitation, multiple email accounts, multiple reproduced or computer-generated entries, using multiple identities, fraudulently falsifying data, acting fraudulently or dishonestly in the opinion of the promoter or otherwise acting in violation of these terms, these participants will be disqualified, and any prize entitlement will be void.
  • The entrant must enter via the form on The Tank Museum website.
  • Entries are to be accepted up to and including Midnight Sunday 19th February 2023.

The Prize

  • There will be two winners – one for the best novelty cake, and one for the best tank cake.
  • Each winner will receive a voucher for a half-day cookery school experience with Chewton Glen.
  • This voucher will be valid for 12 months, and cannot be redeemed until 48 hours after the winner is announced.
  • The winner will be judged and selected by guest judge Syabira Yusoff.
  • The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternatives will be offered.
  • We reserve the right to substitute prizes if circumstances beyond our control make it necessary to do so.
  • Travel to fulfil the prize will be at the winner’s expense.
  • If the winner is 8-17 years old, the voucher will be for a junior and teen cookery school experience with Chewton Glen.
  • If there is a high number of entrants under 18, a separate children’s prize will be offered in addition to the adult prizes.
  • If the winner is under 8, the prize will be a goody bag of Tank Museum items.

Winner Announcement

  • The winner will be announced at The Tank Museum on 26 February 2023.
  • Entrants can enter The Tank Museum for free on the 26 February 2023. Only one free space is allotted per competition entrant. Free entry tickets do not include an Annual Pass. Should the entrant be a child, an accompanying adult may also attend free of charge.
  • Travel to The Tank Museum will be at the entrant’s expense.
  • The winner will be contacted by the email provided in their entry.
  • If the winner does not respond to the messages notifying them of their win within 14 days of receipt, they will lose their right to the prize, and The Tank Museum reserves the right to choose and notify a new winner.
  • It is the responsibility of the entrant to provide correct, up-to-date details when entering the prize promotion and acceptance of the prize. The Tank Museum cannot be held responsible for winners failing to supply accurate information which affects prize acceptance or delivery of their prize.

Receipt of the Prize

  • Prize vouchers will be sent via email. Under 8 prizes will be sent by post, or the winner can collect from The Tank Museum.
  • Please allow 14 days for delivery of the prize or alternative collection or delivery arrangements may be made through mutual agreement.

Data Protection and Publicity

  • You consent to any personal information you provide in entering the competition being used by The Tank Museum the purposes of administering the prize draw.
  • The winner agrees to the use of their entry on The Tank Museum’s and Syabira Yusoff’s social media channels. Each entrant grants The Tank Museum a world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferable, royalty free and sub-licensable right and licence to use reproduce, modify, adapt, publish or display (in whole or in part) any intellectual property contained in the content of their entry, without royalty, payment or other compensation.

Limitation of Liability

  • The Tank Museum does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrants as a result of either participating in the competition or being selected for a prize.
  • The Tank Museum does not provide any form of practical or IT support for this prize.
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Enter the baking competition to get free entry

Baking Competition Entrant
Adult (16+)
Child (4-15)
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)
Child (Under 4)

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