Baking competitions have never been hotter.
And you know the old adage about if how you can't stand the heat, you should stay out of the kitchen.
But that won't deter the participants who will serve up their prized recipes at the 2015 World Tattie Scone Championship.
This event has its own allure, but runs alongside Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships, which are being staged at Grant Park in the town on Saturday, June 27.
The aim is to make a tattie scone, using a set recipe, with mashed Albert Bartlett Rooster potatoes and Carr’s flour, plus your own ‘magic’ ingredient.
And the tastiest and most imaginative creation will win the trophy and the accolade of the World’s Tastiest Albert Bartlett Tattie Scone Maker 2015.
Regular contenders have included politicians, Angus Robertson and Richard Lochhead, and the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Lt Col Grenville Johnston joined the fray last year.
Yet, despite their best efforts, the winner in 2014 was Mary Greer with her first ever Tattie scone entitled Rabbie, which used haggis and neeps as her secret ingredient.
In 2013, retired businessman, Lee Bell, triumphed with Babe in the Park which had pancetta as its twist.
Hence, as you might expect, the participants can't just whip any any old recipe. There has to be something special in the mix, which allows them to cook the Scone of Destiny.
Places are limited and, therefore all completed entry forms will be entered into a draw. The successful applicants will be informed by email on Monday 22 June.
They will subsequently need to buy a ticket to Piping At Forres in order to enter Grant Park. but this year, there will be no fee to enter the Tattie Scone Championships and children from age 13 upwards will be able to enter the competition.
In addition, competitors will be offered a £2 refund on their entry fee to Piping At Forres, or can donate their refund to the STV Appeal.
The recipe and principal ingredients will be provided by the sponsors, but contestants are invited to bring their own ‘special ingredient’ - as long as it isn't alcohol.
The winning tattie scone will be judged by a panel of experts, including our very own Nicola McAlley, on behalf of the STV Appeal, the event's official charity.
Those wishing to register should visit the Piping At Forres website and send their entry forms to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday, June 22.