Baking Counts

What a lovely day it was on Saturday 27th April 2013 for the baking counts Cake competition held in Moseley, Birmingham. Firstly Moseley I just love it, it’s a little quirky with some fab bars and restaurants, the lovely Moseley farmers market was on as well as the opening of Guthrie & Ghani if you watched the great British sewing bee this has now been opened by one of the contestants. It’s a new Haberdashery, fabric and Yarn store and looks ab fab.

But back to the baking, I decided to enter two category’s, out of the three, the categories were, Decorated Cupcake, Baked cake and Decorated big cake.  I decided to enter the Decorated cupcake and baked cake category with a carrot cake as I had a busy week with my sit back kick back cupcakes and a special 40th Birthday cake. So busy, busy, busy.

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Competition was fierce and  there was so much cake to try that it was nigh on impossible to decide what I liked and what stood out, the idea was for the baked cake category anybody bakes a cake, then pays £5.00 to enter each cake and then anybody could pay £2.00 and be a judge, eat cake and then judge their favorite.

Now i must admit it was cake carnage, everyone piled there plates high and then couldn’t remember which is which, i tried to try a bit of each and did aim to judge like Mary berry (no soggy bottoms here) but gave up, after becoming absolutely caked out, But i voted for two  lemony ones and the winner which was called “one arm bandit”,which i believe  was some chocolaty confection or else i actually voted for some one else.

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Decorated cake Category was basically do what you like, and there were some very good decorated cakes the winner was this lovely two tiered delight

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Then onto the Decorated Cupcake Category, again some lovely decorated cakes, loved the blood monsters (my faves)

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And the winner of the decorated category was (drum roll please……..) Cupkakery with my Teddy bears picnic Cupcakes, how pleased was l.

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My prize was a workshop with the lovely Blue door bakery so overall a fab day and more importantly over £1,500 raised for charity  if you want to know when the next event will be follow the girls on there facebook page Baking counts 

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