cake wins top spot at Burnham baking contest
rescue hovercraft was the inspiration behind this impressive cake
which was crowned the winner of The Great Burnham Bake-Off during
the town's popular Food Festival on Saturday.
Sam Pashley, pictured above, won the champion's trophy after her
BARB-themed entry was judged the best iced cake in the show.
than 30 bakers battled it out for the top spot - with the delicious
entries being assessed by BBC Somerset presenter Ben McGrail and
local cooks Madeline Francis and Barbara Lewis.
competition, sponsored by Burnham's Positive Wealth Creation,
also saw prizes awarded to Lorelei Eloise Timhorbury (family baker),
Maxine Shattock (best individual baker), Maxine Shattock (best
individual bread) and Asta Howard (best individual sugar craft).
other winners were Hestor Stanwood (best individual tart), Kathy
Taylor (best individual un-iced cake), Lorelei Eloise Timhorbury
(best family tart), Asta Howard (best family sugar craft) and
Venice Winstone (best family un-iced cake).
Ben McGrail told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The entries were of
an incredibly high standard and I was really impressed with the
creativity shown and the fact that no one entry was the same.
It was a delicious event to judge and I am feeling rather full
crowds turned out to visit the festival, which was held in several
venues across the town centre over the course of seven hours,
as featured here.
next Great Burnham Bake Off will take place this autumn during
September's Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival which will
also see home-made pies added to the competition entries.