The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event.
Francesca Carpenter went along to meet a couple of competitors:
The World Pasty Championships are underway at the Eden Project this morning. More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are taking part in the second annual event. Among them is Cornish-born Mike Amery, who has come from his home in Pennsylvania, USA, to take part.
Mike is baking a traditional Cornish pasty and - in the non-Cornish category - a lamb and mint version. Last year's amateur winner Billy Deakin will attempt to retain his title, but his professional counterpart Graham Cornish won't be competing.
Instead, Graham is offering visitors the chance to sample his produce. The climax of the event is the Oggy Oscars Awards Ceremony at 5pm.
Competitors from across the globe are expected to descend on Cornwall to pit their culinary wits for the World Pasty Championships.
More than 100 professional and amateur bakers are heading to the Eden Project to compete in the second annual celebration of the dish.
Staff at Cornwall's Eden Project are waiting to find out where the axe will fall after the attraction announced seventy jobs will go there this year. The cost-cutting decision's follows a drop in visitor numbers - the Olympics and poor weather have been blamed. Watch Steve Hardy's report.
Malcolm Bell from South West Tourism talks about why the Eden Project could be looking at job cuts
Tim Smit from the Eden Project talks about the cutbacks at the attraction
Far fewer visitors came to Cornwall in 2012 due to a combination of the Olympics, poor summer and autumn weather and the lasting effects of the recession.
This, coupled with enormous pressure on income in the charity sector and the well-documented challenges of fundraising in the current economic climate have made it necessary to make substantial cuts to the cost base.
Eden currently has 445 full-time equivalent jobs. The job losses are planned across all areas of its operation.
The Eden Project has announced that it is aiming to reduce its annual costs by £2 million.
Staff have been informed that up to 70 jobs could be lost at its site near St Austell. A statutory consultation process is due to begin on Wednesday.
A signed sketch by David Cameron is being auctioned online to raise money for schemes at the Eden Project in Cornwall. The sale also includes artwork by the actress Joanna Lumley and lyrics signed by the composer Sir Tim Rice.