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TASTY MANBAKING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
The challenge for the Rotary Manbake competition this year at Fishguard Town Hall was to produce a perfect Victoria sponge. The men bakers more than covered the traditional seven ages , ranging from 24 to 96 years . After careful inspection and tasting by the panel of judges- Sarah Parbrick from Transition café, Pamela Daye from Pam’s cake stall, and David Pepper from Pepper’s café – the first prize was awarded to Simon Evans from Stop and Call. He was the youngest entrant having learned baking skills from his father. Simon’s heart-shaped cake met all the judges’ criteria for ‘a complete Victoria sponge - moist, light, wonderful texture and taste’. Second prize went to Richard Sheen and third to rookie baker Paul Davies.
Maggie Stringer who organised the event on behalf of the Rotary Club of Fishguard and Goodwick, said, ‘ Many thanks to the participants who made the cakes and special thanks to the expert judges plus a message to more of our menfolk to add baking to their tasting skills.’
John Ratcliffe 14/02/16