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Husthwaite Bake Off


The second of our culinary events took place on Sunday the 1st of September.

We had entries in all categories with the competition at it's fiercest in the 11 and under Buns and the Favourite Cake categories.

bake off judgesPhyllis Clark and Bunny Wentworth carefully considered the quality and look of the cakes and announced the following winners. (Disappointingly they were not open to bribery.)

11 and under: Buns - 1st Issy Kennedy; 2nd James Wentworth; 3rd Isla McLanachan
12-16: Traybake - 1st Harry Cuthbert; 2nd Maddy Kennedy
Open Categories:
Victoria Sandwich - Sue Houlston (2nd Will Mowatt)
Favourite Cake - Karen Midgeley

There was also a fantastic range of cakes made which were enjoyed by all.

Auction of cakesAuctioneer for the day, David Pike, treated us to some well delivered recitals before selling the competition cakes to the highest bidders. Special thanks to David Dowson whose arrival sparked much more realistic bids for the cakes being auctioned.

We made just under £200. Thanks to all who came along on the day either to eat cake; buy cakes or to help out.

Special thanks to Jill Allanson, Chris Clarke, Tina Sadler, Hilary Pearson and Margaret Hewitson for running the day; Camille and Micha at the Orchard Inn for hosting the event; to Yum Yums for the Victoria Sandwich prize and for York Cookery School ( for the Favourite Cake prize.

Please visit the gallery here for more photos of the event.

If there is sufficient interest the next event will be a Curry Off.

By the way there were two entries in the Victoria Sandwich category!