bakes impress judges at the 2015 Great Burnham Bake-Off
of home-made cakes, sponges and bread went on display when local
bakers competed in The Great Burnham Bake Off during the town's
Food & Drink Festival on Saturday.
Cakemaker Dusica Roberts, pictured right, won the overall champion's
trophy after her professional cake entry was judged the best entry
in the show.
More than 20 bakers battled it out for the top spot - with the
entries being judged by Rosemary
Jackson from the sponsors Retreat Caravan Park, Bini Ludlow of
Indian Spice and Burnham's Reverend Sharon Eldergill.
The competition also saw prizes awarded to Elllie Williams (Young
Baker Champion), Robin Warren (Technical Champion), Nigel and
Patrick Smith (Winner Family Cake), P Taylor (Winner Family Bread),
Nigel and Patrick Smith (Champion Family), Robin Warren (best
individual bread), Phil Harvey (best individual cake), and Phil
Harvey (Champion Individual).
Eldergill told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The entries were
fantastic - we were really impressed with the standard, especially
the outstanding young bakers!"
Ludlow added: "It was quite overwhelming - the standard was
so high. Great creativity and skill was shown, which for a small
town is great to see."
Rosemary Jackson added: "I thought the standard was superb
- it was very difficult to judge given the high quality across
And sponsor Debbie March of Burnham's Retreat Caravan Park said:
"It was really great to see such a high turnout and quality
of entries, especially in the young bakers category and we're
delighted to give our support to this wonderful event."
Meanwhile, the next Great Burnham Bake Off will take place this
autumn when pies are likely to be one of the categories during
October's Burnham-On-Sea's Food & Drink Festival - more details
will be announced in the run-up to the event.