Cakes, bakes and faith
MORE THAN 200 people flocked to St James Church in Gerrards Cross to join the youngest ever contestant on the Great British Bake Off and award winner Martha Collison.
Baker, chocalatier and pattissier Martha led an audience as they watched her create cakes and other culinary delights.
Martha and chef companion Will Torrent have a strong Christian faith and are passionate supporters of Tearfund, a charity which helps individuals and communities in some of the poorest places on our planet. They also shared stories about their beliefs and their trips with Tearfund to Cambodia and Africa.
During the live Q&A session Martha talked about her Bake Off appearance in 2014 at the age of only 17, while she was doing her AS levels.
Will discussed his career which started, at the age of 15, when he had a week’s work experience with Heston Blumenthal at the Fat Duck restaurant in Bray.
He has since won numerous awards and worked with top chefs, such as Gary Rhodes and Brian Turner.
He is currently a patisserie consultant to Waitrose where he helped create the Diamond Jubilee Picnic Hamper.
Curate at St James Church, Di Rowlandson, said: “It was such a fun evening.
“The event was the kick off to this term’s Alpha, a course where people can explore the Christian faith in a relaxed way.” Visit www.saintjames.org.uk or contact 01753 883 311 for more information.
Bake!: Martha Collison and Will Torrent get creative at St James Church