June, Tina and Sue didn’t need any persuading at all to join the panel of judges for this year’s competition, which takes place in The Buttermarket on Saturday 21 June. Let’s face it, who wouldn’t leap at the chance to taste all the entries in the Chocolate Cake category?!
This year, amateur bakers from across the area are being invited to showcase their skills in 10 different categories. The first four are for juniors aged 14 and under
- A decorated gingerbread man (for 8s and under)
- 3 decorated cupcakes with the theme of Fairy Tales
- 3 cheese scones
- Fridge cake (4 squares)
For seniors (15-plus), the categories are
- 3 decorated cupcakes with the theme of Films
- 4 small fruit tarts
- Chocolate cake
- Loaf of bread
- Newark biscuit
- Victoria sandwich
And, for anyone who sell cakes to the public, the final category is
- The Professional Cake Decorators Showcase, judged on decoration only and on the theme of Summer Time
Entry to the competition is free but all entries must be pre-registered by midnight on Wednesday 18 June. Enter online or get your entry form in the Newark Advertiser, from Advertiser reception or at One Stop Cake Shop on Baldertongate.
Judging takes place in The Buttermarket between 11.45am and 2pm – there are trophies for the overall winner of the Junior and Senior classes, with prize cards and rosettes for the first three in each category – and the Girls Around Town can’t wait to dive into all that chocolate!