Amazing winners revealed in Easter holiday bake-off competition, judged by The Big Pink Dress as 'Hairy Berry'

These are some of the amazing Easter creations entered into a bake-off competition in aid of a community cause.

Friday, 16th April 2021, 7:40 pm
Updated Monday, 19th April 2021, 10:46 am

The Easter bake-off competition saw big pink dress runner Colin Burgin-Plews adopt the guise of ‘Hairy Berry’ to judge the submissions.

Entries, submitted via the group’s Facebook page, were welcomed from all age groups - with four categories (savoury, biscuits, cakes and decorated eggs) having been considered as part of the competition.

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The Easter bake-off for People's Angels saw some amazing entries and happy faces
The Easter bake-off for People's Angels saw some amazing entries and happy faces

The People’s Angels Community Interest Company (CIC) is a social enterprise that supports residents in crisis across the borough.

The team specialises in supporting families who find themselves in challenging circumstances - having been referred by health visitors, social workers, professional services and community groups.

“We want to thank everyone who entered the Easter Bake Off,” the director of People’s Angels, Lynn Davis, told The Gazette.

"We’re thrilled that all those people took part – their baking was absolutely outstanding. We were quite amazed, considering some entrants were children, at just how good the overall standard of the baking was.

Bev Robson's bespoke nutella cheese cake in a jar

"We’d also like to thank Colin in the big pink dress for taking time out of his schedule to be a judge. We thoroughly enjoyed going through everything.”

In the children’s section, the winners were: Lucy (entered by her mum, Sarah Shaw) hot cross buns; 12-year-old Amy Leigh's (entered by her mum, Lisa Thompson) Easter Kit Kat cake; 13-year-old Jessica Patterson’s Easter biscuits (entered by Deborah Halliday); Paula Jordan’s 13-year-old daughter and her three-tiered Easter cake; Josie Jackson, aged 11 (entered by Rachel Jackson), and her Easter cheese cakes; Elaine Heslop and her two daughters' Easter egg cheesecakes.

In the adult’s section, the following entries were selected by judges: Andrea Cummings’ Jammy dodger cake; Clare Rice’s double-chocolate fudge cake; Bev Robson’s bespoke Nutella cheesecake in a jar; Adam Bartch’s ‘light and zingy’ cake topped with meringue and fresh orange zest.

Ms David added: "I’d really like to thank our supporters.

Celebrity judge Colin Burgin-Plews as 'Hairy Berry'.

"We help the community – but sometimes we also need a bit of help from the community to continue doing what we do.”

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Lucy (entered by her mam Sarah Shaw) won with her hot cross buns

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Paula Jordan entered her 13-year-old daughter's Easter three-tiered cake
Clare Rice's double chocolate fudge cake
Colin Burgin-Plews as 'Hairy Berry'. The fundraiser and community stalwart, better known as The Big Pink Dress, judged the competition for People's Angels.
Josie Jackson, aged 11, entered these Easter cheesecakes
Andrea Cummings' Jammy dodger cake
13-year-old Jessica Patterson's Easter biscuits
Adam Bartch's 'light' and zingy cake topped with meringue and fresh orange zest