Randy hop­ing eat­ing chal­lenge is a piece of cake

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ES­THER HAY­DEN

PRO­FES­SIONAL eater Randy San­tel will at­tempt to eat 30 be­spoke cup­cakes in a food eat­ing chal­lenge in Tagh­mon this Thurs­day, June 14.

Randy who has won over 593 food chal­lenges in 48 dif­fer­ent states and 20 coun­tries around the world was con­tacted by Al­li­son John­son of Bou­quets and Buttercream when she saw he was un­der­tak­ing a Euro­pean and Asia tour.

Al­li­son who runs Bou­quets and Buttercream from her home in Tagh­mon spe­cialises in de­sign­ing beau­ti­ful cup­cake bou­quets, freshly baked and dec­o­rated which she turns into stun­ning flo­ral bou­quets.

She moved to Wex­ford in 2015 with her part­ner Dar­ren Ch­esters and three chil­dren and jumped at the op­por­tu­nity to work from home.

‘I had been a bit of a hobby baker for years and years,’ said Al­li­son ‘so this seemed like an ideal fit.’

Al­li­son said she and Dar­ren has of­ten watched Randy un­der­tak­ing his eat­ing chal­lenges on YouTube. ‘When we found out that he was do­ing a tour of Eu­rope which in­cluded Ire­land we took a chance and wrote to him chal­leng­ing him to eat one of my 30 cup­cake bou­quets in 15 min­utes.

‘He doesn’t nor­mally do cake chal­lenges but it’s his birth­day in June so he said he would do it. He’s only ever done one cake eat­ing chal­lenge be­fore so this is a real nov­elty for him.

‘He’s re­ally up for the idea of eat­ing the 30 cup­cakes in the time spec­i­fied.’

Al­li­son said that she has no de­sign for the cup­cake bou­quet in mind yet but said the flavours of the cup­cake will be largely vanilla as well as a mix of choco­late, lemon and red vel­vet ones to add in­tro­duce some other flavours.

Randy will ar­rive in Wex­ford on June 14 hav­ing com­pleted a food eat­ing chal­lenge in Dublin the pre­vi­ous day, June 13. He will travel to Al­li­son and Dar­ren’s home out­side Tagh­mon and the cup­cake eat­ing chal­lenge will take place that af­ter­noon at 5 p.m. in front of a live au­di­ence.

‘We put up a Face­book post look­ing for au­di­ence mem­bers’ said Al­li­son ‘and we’ve re­ceived a re­ally good re­sponse. We are also of­fer­ing one per­son the chance to take on Randy and munch their way through another 30 cup­cake bou­quet. We’ve had a cou­ple of peo­ple ex­press­ing an in­ter­est in that so we will just pick one of the names out of a hat closer to the time.’

While scoff­ing 30 cup­cakes sounds likes an easy chal­lenge it’s def­i­nitely not for the faint hearted. ‘One of my 30 cup­cake bou­quets is ac­tu­ally a com­bined cake and buttercream weight of 2.5kg so it will be dif­fi­cult to get through it all.

The chal­lenge will be posted on Randy’s YouTube page as will his chal­lenges in Dublin, Water­ford, Cork and Bantry Bay. For more in­for­ma­tion log onto www.bou­quet­sand­but­ter­cream.com.

Pro­fes­sional eater Randy San­tel will take on eat­ing chal­lenge in Tagh­mon.

ABOVE: Al­li­son John­son with some of her cup­cake bou­quets.

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