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Weardale Great Cake Bake uses local inspiration
(L to R) Jean Bowes, Lisa Hughes and Pam Forbes of Weardale Community Partnership show of entries at the Weardale Great Cake Bake
JELLY frogs, chocolate sprinkles and mountains of delicious cake proved the perfect recipe of an edible celebration of the Durham Dales.
The Weardale Great Cake Bake challenged bakers of all ages to create a cake representing one of the many picturesque locations and iconic buildings that can be found in the area.
From the Killhope Wheel and Stanhope Ford; to the Ireshopeburn Institute and Harperley Roundabout, the competitors looked across the Dale for inspiration, before depicting their subjects using cake, icing sugar and a variety of tasty decorations.
Members of the public were then invited to St Thomas’ Church Hall in Stanhope yesterday (Saturday, August 10) to pick their winner and, once the votes were counted, sample the results.
Jean Bowes, chairman of Weardale Community Partnership (WCP), which organised the competition, said: “This is the second year we have held the competition and it has been great fun. We had more than 160 people turn up to vote.
“We wanted to do something that brings the community together and celebrates everything that is wonderful about Weardale.”
This year, it was an eye-catching representation of Frosterley Marble that came out on top.
Its creator - who was too modest to be named - used a marble cake base and icing sugar to portray the famous black limestone, which contains impressive fossils and can be found in Frosterley.
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