Didsbury Bake Off

It’s been a funny old day. One minute I’m perusing stalls at the Didsbury Craft Fair, the next I’m being roped into helping to judge the Didsbury Bake Off competition. Nice work if you can get it I’m sure.

I ambled into the judging tent to say hello and lend moral support to local cake-eating expert and foodie blogger Liz. I then ended up joining her and fellow judges – local chef and food hero Robert Owen Brown; Emma Caine from Heatons Cakes; actress Tina O’Brien and local businesswoman, telly star and local gad-about Sian Astley.

There were over 40 entries in total across the various categories and we tried everything from jam and chutney, brownies, biscuits and buns to epic and beautiful show-stoppers. Here are some pictures to give you a flavour of the day.


General cakery. The rose cupcakes (pink) and the parma violet cupcakes were something else!

three tier cake

This was the show-stopping winner of the 12-17 year old category.


This was my favourite entry – a 7 year old made the most amazing chocolate cake and decorated it really, really beautifully.

If you fancy having a go and entering a local bake-off yourself then follow Heatons Cakes on Facebook and keep your eyes peeled, they’re organising one as part of The Heatons Summer Festival on Sunday 22nd June 2014.

Well done Didsbury Bakers!

One response to “Didsbury Bake Off

  1. farmerswifeandmummy

    It’s a tough job 😉 slightly envious over here. Are you going to have a go? Xx

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