A big thank you to all those would be Mary Berry’s who baked cakes for the first Cake Festival on 1st March organised by the Friends of St Margaret’s Church. Forty nine entries were entered into seven categories. It seems no one was brave enough to enter their gateaux into the eighth category. The three external judges viewed and tasted the entries and commented on the very good standard achieved.
Their conclusion was
Six Cupcakes – 1st Francesca Goodman 2nd Margaret Mace 3rd June Collins
Victoria Sponge – 1st Elizabeth Meredith 2nd Crystal Wakefield 3rd Margaret Mace
Fruit Cake – 1st Jenny Thomas 2nd Lesley Munday 3rd Margaret Bufford
Chocolate Cake – 1st Gary Thomas 2nd Joan Hetherington 3rd Sue Batchelor
Bible Cake – 1st Margaret Mace 2nd Hilda Woolmington 3rd Sue Batchelor
Novelty Cake – 1st June Collins 2nd Margaret Mace 3rd Joan Hetherington
Celebration Cake – 1st Joan Hetherington 2nd June Collins
Ben and Stanley Bucknall jointly won Best Decorated Cupcake in one minute as they were the only entries prepared to have them judged. Other competitors ate their cake immediately.
Refreshments were available to those who came to view the cakes and with the generosity of most cake makers who donated the full proceeds of their cake sale to the charity, the total raised after deduction of costs was £177.90.