Budding bakers from the Upper Rissington area showed off their tasty talents in a competition held at our Victory Fields development in the Cotswolds.
Cakes were entered by contestants of all ages hoping to impress the judges – including French chef Ghyslain Pramayon, of The Chilton Garden Centre – to win cash prizes to the total value of £575 in the two categories of over and under-18s.
Victory in the senior section went to Peter Welsh whose ‘Chocolate Floral’ creation pipped to the post Carolyn Yarnold’s ‘Raspberry and White Chocolate Macaroons.’ Veronika Bosher picked up bronze for her ‘Chocolate Cake with Bananas and Custard, coated with Fudge and Cream’.
Gold in the juniors, however, went jointly to Bourton-on-the-Water brothers Sam (5) and Ben Redding (3) after the judges were equally impressed with Sam’s ‘Captain Carrot’s Treasure Chest’ and Ben’s ‘Sticky-toffee-saurus’.
Junior silver went to Lily Morgan for her ‘Easter Cake’ and junior bronze to Oliver James Stacey for his ‘Coffee Cake.’
Linden Homes sales and marketing director Steve Garton said: “It was mouth-watering to see the creations in the final – myself and the rest of the judging panel had the best job of the day, I think! Congratulations go to all the winners and runners-up for their amazing efforts.”
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