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Great Roath Bake Off 2013

Great Roath Bake Off 2013

The Great Roath Bake Off returned bigger and better this year with nearly 100 entries and a community fête in St Andrew’s Church Hall.

From 12 o’clock a stream of bakers queued to enter the competition and within an hour the tables were jam-packed with cakes, bakes and savouries. Entry fees were in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and more than £500 was raised by event organiser Wayne Courtney and his team of volunteers.

Cakes and bakes were judged in four categories: general cakes; professional cakes; savouries/bakes; under 16s. Judges included two BBC Wales presenters, Sue Charles and Owain Wyn Evans, Real Radio’s Dave Brookes, Media Wales’ Dave Owens and bloggers/bakers Sharon Mills, Nikki Vivian, Matt Appleby, Mariclare Carey-Jones and Sarah Williams. Judges marked on presentation, taste, quality of bake and texture.

Keeping the bakers entertained, Wayne laid on a great mix of live music led by Calum Ross and the Magic Rootser Brothers.

The winners were:

  • General cake: Lisa Watts with chocolate and salted caramel crunch cake
  • Professional cake: Nata & Co with Pastel do Nata
  • Savoury/bake: Bill Ward with pork pies
  • Under 16: Molly Spivey with white chocolate cake

Lots of photos were taken – we’ve posted some to our Flickr account and here’s Wayne’s Instagram album. If you’d like to share your photos from the day, you can add them to our Flickr group here.

The winning cake - chocolate and salted caramel crunch

The winning cake – photo by Nic Rugman

Champion baker Lisa Watts with Wayne at the Great Roath Bake Off

Champion baker Lisa Watts

Roathcardiff’s Nic Rugman captured most of the cakes – thanks to her for the slideshow above.