The World Cupcake Championships have been debunked for claiming competitors will have to chew through masks.
The competition, held in the back bar of a Wigan pub, was classified by organizers as an elite sporting event.
As such, they say that all participants will have to wear masks in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions that apply to indoor sports arenas.
Organizer Tony Callaghan said: “Pandemic rules mean that competitors can have a pint and a bag of pork scratch before the event but as soon as they enter the arena they must wear a face mask. mask.
“Having to wear a mask during the competition but not before or after, has proven to be a fundamental obstacle.
“Masks are not needed in hospitality environments but masks are legally required in indoor sports stadiums.
“Any other elite sport would find a way to limit the pandemic but we were silenced.”
The contest, at Harry’s Bar, also violated coronavirus rules last year.
In 2019, builder Ian Gerrard, 43, knocked down a meat and potato pie in 35.4 seconds to claim the crown.
Tony said he was thinking of holding the contest either offline or online but ruled out both.
“Some of these people are large units,” he said, meaning they could easily be mistaken for traffic islands if caught in the wrong light through a rain windshield.
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