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