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Could your child design a cake for Belfast's SS Nomadic 105-year anniversary?

Could your child give Mary Berry a run for her money when it comes to baking?

If so, the SS Nomadic needs your help.May 31st marks the very day that the SS Nomadic left Belfast 105 years ago. And to celebrate the anniversary it is looking for a Petit Pâtisserie Chef (aged between 8 -12 years old) to design a cake that showcases Nomadic’s exciting and turbulent past to be in with a chance to win a trip on-board with their class.

Originally, over 100,000 people gathered in Belfast, from as far as America, to mark the occasion when it alongside, its sister ship Traffic and RMS Olympic left Belfast and RMS Titanic was launched. 

Last year, it was reunited with Titanic Belfast and this year it is fully open for school groups.  

SS Nomadic now offers guided tours and two workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils, ‘New Beginnings’ which focuses on European emigration in the early 20th century and ‘Get the Message’, which allows pupils to explore and experiment with different methods of communication, including those used on the SS Nomadic and Titanic.

These workshops are part of Titanic Belfast’s learning programme and has welcomed more than 100,000 participants since its opening in 2012. 

What does it need to inlude?

To win a guided tour of SS Nomadic and one of the workshops on-board for their primary school class, the cake top design must celebrate the vessel as an authentic piece of Belfast’s industrial maritime history, from its launch 105 years ago, with a career spanning from serving Titanic, WW1 and WW11, to tendering celebrities such as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to its role today as a visitor attraction and a learning facility. 

The prize also includes £250 towards transport for the class. 

How do I enter?

To enter download the form from and return it by email to or by post to Petit Pâtisserie Chef Competition, Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road, Belfast, BT39EP before May 23 2016.

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