Organisers of The Great Bramham Bake Off have hailed the event a big success after 40 amateur bakers filled Bramham Village Hall with a variety of home-baked cakes.
Victoria sandwiches, cupcakes, scones and brownies were just some of the classes judged by Elizabeth Robinson, head of cake decoration at Betty’s Bakery in Harrogate and her colleague Danni Greig. Out of all the entries submitted, nine-year-old Ava Osbaldeston, a pupil of Lady Hastings’ School in Thorp Arch, was awarded ‘best in show’ for her chocolate brownies. Ava, who now bakes unsupervised at home, is an avid watcher of TV’s The Great British Bake Off and is hoping to receive a Mary Berry cook book for Christmas. The ‘showstopper’ class lived up to its name with some amazing creations demonstrating a high level of expertise. The winning entry was a representation of a pumpkin produced by Suze Shelbrooke. The afternoon raised more than £300 towards the running costs of Bramham Pavilion.