Soggy bottoms ahoy – it’s the Bucks Bake Off!
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Being a total pig in the baking department, I am supremely well versed in the black forest gateau vs Victoria sponge debate. So I’m delighted to say that I am about to take my cake-eating expertise into the professional sphere by helping to judge the Bucks Bake Off, an event organised by celeb cook Beverley Glock as a fundraiser for Sport Relief.
Fear not if you’re entering the Bake Off. There is no Mary Berry here to stare you down or a podgy guy with bright blue eyes and a feeble goatee to twinkle at your soggy bottom. Neither is there any pressure to make something beautiful on the spot. Just bring your creation to The Potting Shed in Askett at 3.30pm on Sat 22 March, and cough up a paltry £5 per adult per category, or £3 per child entry per category for final judging at 5.45pm.
There are some really fab categories to enter and there’s even a dad’s baking bit, so come on Muddy dads, show the mums how to really burn the sponge. (JOKE, honestly). They need some more entries into the dads bit apparently, so take advantage of the open field!
The categories are: identical cupcakes/muffins; family favourite cake; celebration cake; identical cookies/biscuits; and blokes biscuits. And Age groups are under 7s, 8-11yrs, 12-15yrs, and 16+.
There are some prizes up for grabs in return for this whipping, beating and icing extravaganza, including a £429 kitchen aid, bluetooth speakers for kids, and some WASPS rugby tickets for the blokes, so if you’re around on the 22nd, come along and say hi, and don’t forget to bring your prize bake too, I’ll be feeling proper peckish by 5.45pm.