Loughborough Echo

Sharren is top baker as pub raises charity cash for good causes


A Birstall pub has raised over £1,100 for Macmillan during a Bake Off-inspired fundraiser.

The White Horse Birstall saw creative cakes, savouries and baking during their ninth Great Birstall Bake Off event.

Rebecca Kay, who came up with the idea of the Great Birstall Bake off, said they were thrilled to receive over 30 entries this year, including several young bakers.

Rebecca said: “There were a wide variety of offerings for the categories, and the standard was superb.

“I wanted to offer the village a community event in which all could join in, and it is a bit of fun!”

The Great Bake Off was the first stage of a busy weekend at the White Horse, the pub held its annual Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Charlotte Foy of the White Horse said: “Each year, we are amazed by all the baker’s generosity, from the cost of the ingredient­s, their time given and the talents and love put into the donations.”

In total, the pub raised £1135.32, including gift aid, and thanked everyone who donated cakes and those who attended the coffee morning.

The judges were Janet Vaughn and Cath Jones from the Birstall WI, Anna Beams, Emma Bateman, Evie and Lola Fletcher, Liana Condello and Cat Hanlon.

Also judging were previous winners and James Foy, Chef at the White Horse, who followed WI guidelines for appearance, texture and flavour.

The winners received a rosette prize, with the best overall Birstall Baker, Sharren Bradshaw, winning a sash, Burleighs gin glasses and a distillery tour for her lime cake.

The pub said Sharren started baking in lockdown and has not looked back since.

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Best Birstall Baker Sharren Bradshaw

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