Last weekend I was asked to judge a local cake competition in Kilburn at Charteris Road’s “The Big Lunch”.
About 60 or so community spirited souls braved the squally weather bringing a dish or two to share on the long table strategically placed under a long gazebo.
There weren’t a huge amount of entries but the standard of those who did enter was very high. I was not allowed to submit a cake as I was judging but I did bring along a lovely cake made by Susan Broom of Babycakes (weekly at Queens Park Farmers Market) – it was a Guinness and Chocolate Cake….and disappeared within half and hour of being put out on the cake table.
I chose three winners – an assortment of beautifully decorated biscuits made by two young local bakers, a chocolate & raspberry cake with butter frosting (made by local community activist Josie Warshaw) and Liza’s Jazzy fruit cake which was really moist. I don’t normally like fruit cakes but this one was really good. All three winners got vouchers to spend at Gaza’s Hairdressers in Glengall Road.
There was also a fancy dress competition for the children and several small stalls one of which was Alice Godridge’s Stitch Your Soul selling her lovely handmade bunting to which I succumbed. It actually came in handy for the party I’d been invited to later that evening. I wore two strands of Alice’s bunting criss crossed over my outfit and was complimented on the originality of my Jubilee fancy dress.
Many thanks to the organisers of this “Big Lunch” – it was great to catch up with some familiar faces as well as meeting lots of new folks. I look forward to judging next year’s entries.