Alex and her
Stunning Jubilee Cake Wins Southport Bake Off
THE finals of Southport's 1st ever Bake-Off competition took
place at last week's Southport Food & Drink Festival.
4 finalists, selected previously
at heats at In-toto Kitchens on Eastbank Street, were asked to
present cakes to a panel of industry professionals to the theme of
'a Diamond Jubilee.' The cakes would again be judged
on originality, presentation and taste by judges Chris Latham of CH
Lathams, Jane Miller of In-toto Kitchens, Adam Darrigan of the
Vincent Hotel and Denise Mullen of Pleasureland.
Jane said:- "The standards were set at a very
high level at our first heat, and the final proved even more
difficult to judge as we had heated debates as to who should take
first prize. In the end, we awarded it to Alex Fisher for her
stunning tiered cake complete with crown on the top. Not only did
each individual cake taste delicious, her icing work and attention
to detail was first class. It had a real 'wow' factor."
Alex was presented with an Artisan Kitchen Aid Cake Mixer worth £450
from In-toto Kitchens Southport and an overnight stay at the Vincent
Organisers said that:- "It was a fantastic Bake
Off and the judges overwhelmed by standard of entries! Well done to
all who took part!"
Jubilee Weekend Celebrations
at the Formby Market, on the Jubilee
weekend, enjoyed a Hog Roast and celebrated with free tea and
coffee. James and Gill also organised a free draw to win a bottle of
Champaign and the winners were MR and MRS Ebslem from Tyrers close.
The couple were presented with the bottle by Olivia Fell who said
the couple were delighted and were going to celebrate by opening it
on Mr Ebslems 80th Birthday.
The Market organisers now have 3 new
traders, the Formby entrepreneurs Tigerlilly soap, Willis and
Gambier Furniture, and Buntys Vintage Collections. This week they
are thanking customers by giving away a cup of tea or coffee at the
market and there is a new Book Stall in aid of Queenscourt Hospice.
James said also:- "Being an
entrepreneur is not just about trying out a product, but using
persistence and diversity to get ahead. We are really grateful
to all those who have tried out their products at the market, and
are looking forward to working with those who want to take their
market stall to the next level, which is a micro shop within the
Emporium, we are trailing this opportunity through June, we are keen
to get the feedback from customers so please enjoy a free cuppa and
let us know what you think"
For details of stalls or the next
Auction please ring:- 07848 696619.