photos: Local bakers compete at Great Burnham-On-Sea Bake Off
of home-made cakes and pies went on display when 40 local bakers
competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the town's popular
Food Festival on Saturday.
Bird, pictured above, won the overall champion's trophy after
her delicious chicken and ham pie was judged to be the best entry
in the show.
bakers battled it out for the top spot - with the entries being
assessed by Conservative parliamentary candidate James Heappey,
young chef Madeline Francis and Dr Jane Guise, CEO of the Bath
and West Show.
competition, sponsored by Burnham's Positive Wealth Creation,
also saw prizes presented to Katie Lawson (bread), Tricia Taylor
(professional cake), Iris Michin (individual cake), Cathy Bird
(individual pie), Kendra Kington ( bread) and Rachel and Sophia
Hurley (family cake).
the cake entries was one of Burnham lighthouse and the town's
rescue hovercraft, right, by Burnham's MP Tessa Munt which was
judged by her election rival James Heappey!
told Burnham-On-Sea.com after judging: "Her cake was superb
- it tasted great. She really can make super shortbread. It's
been a lot of fun judging."
entries were of an incredibly high standard overall and I was
really impressed with the creativity shown. It was a great event
to judge, although I am feeling rather full and probably won't
need to eat for a week!"
Alex Turco from Positive Wealth Creation said: "We are really
pleased to be involved in the Bake Off again. It was great to
see the event so well supported again. A big thank you goes to
everyone who entered, the judges and the festival organisers."
Taylor being presented the trophy for best professional cake by
sponsor Alex Turco and organiser Bev Milner Simonds
vegetable-themed cake caught the eye and the taste buds of the
Kington won the top award in the bread category
Bird with her certificate for the best pie which went on to get
best in show
superb harvest-themed cake was one of the colourful cakes on show
Lawson receiving her bread certificate from Alex Turco
colourful cake scooped the awsard for best family entry
and Sophia Hurley with their award-wining cake in the family category
Tessa Munt with James Heappey, Alex Turco and Bev Milner Simonds