Burnham-On-Sea’s Food & Drink Festival is continuing to champion young talent with its youngest chef to date.

Isobel Simmons, a Year 6 pupil at Joseph’s RC Primary School in Burnham, will be the star of the show on the ‘KDS Fresh Ideas Demo Stage’ baking a rainbow sponge cake at 12 mid-day during the upcoming festival on Saturday May 23rd.

Festival Director Bev Milner Simonds said: “Isobel, or Izzy, as she prefers to be called, messaged us quite a few times with queries about the Great Burnham Bake Off and when we got chatting about her baking ambitions it was clear that she is an inspiring baker in the making. We talked through what was involved with Izzy’s mum and agreed that a demonstration from Izzy would be a great edition to the festival line-up.”

Izzy said: “I love to bake, play football and do ballet classes at Curtain Call, but not all at the same time! I am currently practising for my Grade 2 exam in ballet. As well as this, I am eagerly awaiting to see if I have been accepted for the Junior Bake-Off programme on the BBC.”

“When I come home from school and at weekends I can be found in the kitchen baking fabulous creations such as my infamous Rainbow Cake, inventing lemon curd pies and generally making a lovely mess!”

“I love to watch The Great British Bake Off and finding out about how to bake different things. I sometimes go to my Grandma’s house and we bake things together. My Great Granny was an experienced cook, who was well known for her golden syrup sponge puddings so it seems to run in the family!”

Fellow festival director Sarah Milner Simonds added: “Getting younger cooks involved in the festival and showing-off their skills to their peers and visitors is a great dimension to the festival. We love to champion local talent and we wish Izzy the very best of luck in Junior Bake Off later this summer.”

The KDS Fresh Ideas Stage will be located in Burnham Baptist Church in College Street.