Great Roath Bake Off 2015 – the winners

Roath’s amateur bakers ensured another successful year for the Great Roath Bake Off helping organiser Wayne Courtney to raise funds for Acute Stroke Unit and the Wales Centre for Spinal Injuries.

Wayne told us all about the day:

Once again, the standard of entries made picking the winners a challenge for the judges who included BBC’s Owain Wyn Evans, Casualty actress Amanda Hendersen, artist Nathan Wyburn, former Miss Wales Sharron Wills, food bloggers Nikki Vivian and Sarah Williams and our own Matt Appleby.

Here’s what some of them told us before they hit the cake…


The overall winner – with a spectacular Eton Mess cake – was Kiryn Howard:

And the winners were:

Bake off winner Kiryn Howard with her Eton Mess cake


Eton Mess cake

Best Cake

Kiryn Howard, Eton Mess (above)


Aysha Hath, Basket Cake

Joanna Cullen, Carrot Cake

Best Decorated Cake

Lynda Gibbs, Tangled Cake

Best Professional Cake

Sarah Ryan, Snow White Cake

Best Bake-Bread or Pie

Markus Triplett, Lancashire Pie

The Great Roath Junior Best Cake under 11’s

  1. Margot Hartley, Dragon Cake
  2. Oscar Groves, Wigwam Cake
  3. Isobel Maunder, Strawberry Cake

The Great Roath Junior Best Cake over 11’s

  1. Ruby Robinson and Ayesha, Skittle Rainbow Cake
  2. Grace Barnes, Garden Pond Cake
  3. Lucy Edwards, Allotment Cake

The CPS Homes Special Award for Outstanding Cake

Rhian Garraway, Cakes and Biscuits on stands

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Our photographer Nic captured all the cakes and the day’s events here.

Congratulations to all the winners and to Wayne Courtney for a great event. Thank you to all the volunteers who make the event possible, the local businesses who support it, the Lord Mayor of Cardiff for coming to present the prizes and all the performers and judges.