Have You Got What It Takes For Local Bake Off - The Directory Group

Have you got what it takes for local Bake Off?

Local tea rooms,’ Gracie-Ann’s at Port Solent is launching a Bake-Off Fundraiser Contest in memory of a valued member of its team, who suddenly passed away last June. 

Jayne Rose, chef, played a huge part in the early success of the Tea Rooms.  Diane Newsham and her husband Keith, proprietors of the business wanted to do something special in her memory. 


A bake-off contest seemed a fitting tribute to her and her wonderful baking skills, so they have decided to run the contest to raise money for a memorial bench in her memory, which will be situated outside of the tea rooms in Port Solent.

The contest is open to anyone wishing to apply, entry forms must be handed in by 25th March with a small entry fee of £3.00. 

There are four categories, that will be judged by a panel of six judges, plus votes from members of the public too.

Judging takes place on Easter Monday 2nd April from 12 noon with members of the public able to cast their votes too.

You can purchase a slice of the cake of your choice and cast your vote for its taste, texture and flavour. If you think you have what it takes to be in one of the four categories; overall winner; the best decorated; the best cupcake; and an under 12 years old category, and would like more information about the Bake-Off Fundraiser event you can download an application form at www.gracie-anns.co.uk or pick up an application form from Gracie-Ann’s Tea Rooms Trading Post Port Solent.

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