Baking Challenge

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What classes are there and how will they be judged ?

There are 3 adult classes and a children’s class. Each will be judged as per the specifications detailed on the entry form (also see below) 

Adult Classes:

A Decorated Jubilee Themed 20cm/8in Cake

The cake is to be judged on its decoration only and will not be cut for judging – although a standard 4 egg Victoria Sponge mixture, divided into two 20cm/8in cake tins should be used to give a uniform height to all of the exhibits. Any filling can be used. As stated, the decoration should have a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee theme and the Judge will look for the most original design and the skill used to apply it. Entries should be exhibited on a plate.

Three Sultana Scones

These will be judged on their external appearance ie. colour, shape and uniformity and when cut, their texture, distribution of ingredients and their flavour and aroma. Only sultanas should be used with a basic sweet scone recipe and any deviation from this will result in the entry being disqualified. Entries should be exhibited on a plate.

A 20cm/8in Victoria Sponge Cake

A standard 4 egg Victoria Sponge mixture should be used. A Raspberry Jam filling, with a topping of Caster Sugar, completes the specification. The cake will be judged on texture, even consistency and taste.  Any deviation from the specification will result in the entry being disqualified. Entries should be exhibited on a plate.

Children’s Class – Age 5-11 years

A Giant Jubilee Themed Decorated Cookie

The Cookie does not have to be homemade and can be bought. This Class is being judged solely on its decoration. As stated, the decoration should have a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee theme and the Judge will look for the most original design and the skill used to apply it. Entries should be exhibited on a plate.

How do I enter the competition ?

For practical reasons entries will be limited to 15 in each class, with entries accepted from the first 15 to register for each class.

Entry forms are available from:

Entry forms should be submitted by Friday 27th May:

What if my entry is not accepted ?

Your interest will have been registered. If before the event an entry is withdrawn and there is time that space will be filled by offering it to others in order of registration.

When should my entry be delivered to The Village Hall ?

Between 10am and 12 noon on Saturday 4th June

Can we view the entries and winning bakes ?

Yes – from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday 4th June at Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth Village Hall

Will the bakes be available to purchase ?

The bakes entered into the challenge will not be available for purchase.

However, if entrants (excluding the children’s class) would like to make and donate some extra scones, or an extra cake (with a different filling and topping, if so wished) these would be most gratefully accepted by the Jubilee Planning Committee for use on Sunday 5th June at the Village Fete event at the Playing Field.  Donations should be wrapped securely in either foil or cling film and brought along with baking challenge entries to the Village Hall on Saturday 4th June.  Please indicate that you are prepared to do this on the Entry Form, in the space provided.

Are there prizes ?

Prizes will be in the form of rosettes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each Adult Class, with an extra prize for the entrants and winner in the Children’s Class. Prizes will be awarded at the Village Fete on Sunday 5th June.

When should I collect my entry ?

You may collect your entry from The Village Hall at 4pm on Saturday 4th June.

Where is The Village Hall ?

Church Road, Ashton Hayes, CH3 8BG

Are there any toilets ?

Yes

Will there any car parking ?

Please be prepared to walk to the events being held over the weekend if you are able. Parking specifically for this event will be in the Village Hall Car Park.