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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Inaugural competition takes the cake!

November 5, 2013 3:54 PM

Last Sunday the inaugural Cake of Eastbourne event was held at the Devonshire Park Tennis Centre. It was a success with over 40 cakes entered across a variety of styles from sponge, novelty cake, sweet pastry and original recipe.

The quality of the cakes was high and impressed the three judges: Nigel MacKenzie, owner of the Hungry Monk restaurant that invented the famous Banoffee Pie, Avril Parrini from the WI and Gina Craig, who dresses the food within the film industry, including the Bridget Jones series.

The winner of the Eastbourne cake 2013 was Karen Weston, whose original recipe tartlets went down a storm. Particular praise also went to Olga Talbot whose novelty cake came in a stunning Eastbourne themed design.

Stephen Lloyd MP said: "I was really impressed with the enthusiasm and skill of the cake entrants for our inaugural Cake for Eastbourne event. Entrants ranged from 8 years to almost 70 and all were just brilliant. I am determined this event will become an annual competition and grow to 100's of entrants. It's another fun way to put Eastbourne on the map. I'm hugely grateful to all the judges for giving up their Sunday to join us and most of all - to the Eastbourne cake makers who entered. Well done all. A tasty event!"

Mayor Cllr Mike Thompson added: "I was pleased that so many cakes were entered in this, the first year, of the competition. My sincere thanks to all who took part. Both of my charities worked tirelessly to help get the event off the ground.

I want to highlight the junior section where the quality of entries was excellent. Congratulations to the winner Emily Price for her well created cake.

My thanks to Shinewater Junior and Cavendish schools for encouraging young people to take part.

I must finally thank my daughter Jo Scott who ensured the day went well by collating all entries and arranging displays which enabled the judges to carry out their work so efficiently. It was a pleasure to award the winner's trophy to Karen Watson and winner and runner up certificates to those competing in the various classes of entry"