Bake-Off finalist Brendan Lynch to judge village cake competition

Brendan Lynch, the 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist, is to judge Pelsall’s own bake-off competition at next month’s food festival.

Baker Brendan Lynch, who is judging the bake-off in Pelsall

Baker Brendan Lynch, who is judging the bake-off in Pelsall

The cakemaker, who lives in Wylde Green, will be judging entries for the best sponge cake and best cup cake at the event, which takes place at the Community Centre, Station Road, on October 27.

He said he was looking forward to sampling the cakes that Pelsall people love to eat at home.

“I’ll be evaluating the presentation and finish, as well as harmony of flavours,” he said. “We eat with our eyes first so how it looks is important but the quality of the bake will also judged.

“I’d encourage anyone wanting to enter the competition to start practising now.”

He also said he hoped that children from the village would also take part in the bake-off, which is part of the day-long festival organised by Pelsall Pride Partnership,

Brendan @ Seasoned septIt’s lovely to see youngsters getting involved with baking,” added Brendan.

Judging will take place between 11am-noon, so bakers are encouraged to take their entries on the day, no later than 10.30am.

Anyone interested in entering the competition should contact Sue Hill 07714 761 852 or Garry Perry 07960 503 512 in advance. There is a £1 entrance fee for the village bake off competition.

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