Great Weybridge Cake Off 2018 Results

Great Weybridge Cake Off Best In Show Winner - Anna With Mad Hatters Tea Party Themed Celebration Cake
The Great Weybridge Cake Off - Baking Competition by Weybridge Town Business Group
The Great British Cake Off - Baking Competition by Weybridge Town Business Group

The Great Cake Off & Artisan Food & Craft Market in April 2017 was a great success, with an amazing 73 entries in the baking competition!

Competition Results

There were 3 categories in the competition, Small Bakes, Family Bakes and Celebration Cakes, with separate age groups for children and adults. For Celebration Cakes, the judges had set a theme which was the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (from Alice In Wonderland).

The overall prize for Best In Show, chosen by Ruth Langsford was Anna Stasiak, for her entry in the Celebration Cakes category (Adults section). Anna can be seen holding her winning cake above and there is also information below about her passion for baking and her hopes to one day make it into a business.

There are photos of  most prize winners receiving their prizes on the photo gallery page (see button below).

Winner - Small Bakes - Christmas Baubles Decoration - Great British Bake Off Inspired Cake Competition in Weybridge Elmbridge Surrey
Weybridge Cake Competition Winner - Small Bakes - Pug Dogs

Celebration Cakes – Adult & Teens 
Winner: Anna Stasiak
(Top of page)
Runner Up: Shamina Giulitti
(Checkerboard Mad Hatter’s Cake below)

Celebration Cakes – Under 12 
Winner: Lucia Clark*
(Teapot cake below)
Runner Up: Jemima Martin

Family Bakes – Adult & Teens 
Winner: Deborah Povey
(Chocolate cake below)
Runner Up: Karen Brown
(Cherry bakewell under glass cover below)

Family Bakes – Under 12 
Winner: Abbie Stone
(Blue hat cake below)
Runner Up: Bilkara Miah *

Half Dozen Small Bakes – Adult & Teens 
Winner: Emma-Clare Ward
(Decorated as christmas baubles, photo below)
Runner-Up: Andrea Sear

Half Dozen Small Bakes – Under 12 
Winner: Harrison Barnes*
(Pug dog design cup cakes, photo below)
Runner Up: Roberto Dionisio

Best In Show
Winner: Anna Stasiak
(see article below about Anna’s hopes to turn baking hobby into a business one day)

Special Commendation
Awarded to:Jamie and Hayley

Cake Competion - Celebration runner up by Shamina Giulitti - Checkerboard bottom, black top, roses decoration
Family Bakes Under 12 Winner in Weybridge Bake-Off - Blue hat cake by up by Abbie Stone

Success in two years

* It was great to see many bakers from last year returning for the challenge in 2018. The following young competitors managed to make the ‘roll of honour’ for two years in a row:

U12 Celebration Cakes Winner: Lucia Clark (2017 winner of this category and also Best In Show in 2017 for her carrot & chocolate cake ).
U12 Family Cakes Runner Up: Bilkara Miah (2017 winner of Half Dozen Small Bakes).
U12 Half Dozen Small Bakes Winner: Harrison Barnes (2017 Highly Commended in this category).

Weybridge Cake Competition - Winner of Mad Hatters Tea Party Celebration Cakes - Children
Weybridge Cake Competition - Winner of Family Bakes - Adult
Weybridge Cake Competition Adults and Teenagers - Second Place - Family Cake

Charity Proceeds

Elmbridge Community Link Events – To Enrich The Lives Of People With Learning Disabilities

Some bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for Elmbridge Community Link, this year’s chosen charity. The total sum raised from the auction and sale of cakes was £200.

Elmbridge Community Link Charity - Events – To Enrich The Lives Of People With Learning Disabilities

Thanks To Organisers & Contributors!

Prizes were kindly donated by: Brooklands Hotel, Woodlands Park Hotel, Ship Hotel, Kitchen Shop, Weybridge Book Shop, Stoked Pizzas, Bluebell 33 Gift Shop, Fleurs Amanda and Geminera.

Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, competitors and judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which can be listened to here: Brooklands Radio Programmes about Great Weybridge Cake-Off 2018 and 2017.

Thanks & congratulations to Gill Eastwood, Sharon Ferrari, Paul Povey, Susan Hackett and everyone who kindly volunteered to help organise and run this event. It was great to get the community together, have some fun and put smiles on faces!

All About Weybridge has been providing the website publicity for Weybridge Town Business Group and the events that it organises.

You can read more about the Business Group and the Cake Off on the following official pages:
Weybridge Town Business Group Great Weybridge Cake Off 

Other prizes included afternoon tea for two at Brooklands Hotel, afternoon tea for two at The Ship Hotel and also at French Fancy’s Tea Salon, gift voucher from Weybridge Kitchen Shop & cookery books.

Some bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for the Great Ormand Street Charity, the beneficiary of this event.

Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, organisers, Ruth Langsford and other judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which you can listen to here: Brooklands Radio Great Weybridge Cake Off Programme.

Thanks & congratulations to Gill Eastwood, Sharon Ferrari, Paul Povey and everyone who kindly volunteered to help organise and run this event. It was great to get the community together, have some fun and put smiles on faces!

All About Weybridge has been providing the website publicity for Weybridge Town Business Group and the events that it organises.

You can read more about the Business Group and the Cake Off on the following official pages:
Weybridge Town Business Group Great Weybridge Cake Off 

Weybridge Cake Competition Adults and Teenagers Winner - Family Cake
* Can someone please help identify which photo to include for Lucy Cowland, Under 12 Family Bakes Winner?

Thanks To Organisers & Contributors!

Some bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for Elmbridge Community Link, this year’s chosen charity. The total sum raised from the auction and sale of cakes was £200.

Elmbridge Community Link Events – To Enrich The Lives Of People With Learning Disabilities

Prizes were kindly donated by: Brooklands Hotel, Woodlands Park Hotel, Ship Hotel, Kitchen Shop, Weybridge Book Shop, Stoked Pizzas, Bluebell 33 Gift Shop, Fleurs Amanda and Geminera.

Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, organisers, Ruth Langsford and other judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which will be broadast on Brooklands Radio on Thursday 10th May.

Thanks & congratulations to Gill Eastwood, Sharon Ferrari, Paul Povey and everyone who kindly volunteered to help organise and run this event. It was great to get the community together, have some fun and put smiles on faces!

All About Weybridge has been providing the website publicity for Weybridge Town Business Group and the events that it organises.

You can read more about the Business Group and the Cake Off on the following official pages:
Weybridge Town Business Group Great Weybridge Cake Off 

Other prizes included afternoon tea for two at Brooklands Hotel, afternoon tea for two at The Ship Hotel and also at French Fancy’s Tea Salon, gift voucher from Weybridge Kitchen Shop & cookery books.

Some bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for the Great Ormand Street Charity, the beneficiary of this event.

Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, organisers, Ruth Langsford and other judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which you can listen to here: Brooklands Radio Great Weybridge Cake Off Programme.

Thanks & congratulations to Gill Eastwood, Sharon Ferrari, Paul Povey and everyone who kindly volunteered to help organise and run this event. It was great to get the community together, have some fun and put smiles on faces!

All About Weybridge has been providing the website publicity for Weybridge Town Business Group and the events that it organises.

You can read more about the Business Group and the Cake Off on the following official pages:
Weybridge Town Business Group Great Weybridge Cake Off 

Best In Show Winner Anna, Hopes To Turn Hobby Into A Business

Anna Stasiak who was awarded first place for her Celebration Cake at the Great Weybridge Cake-Off 2018 was thrilled to also be chosen as overall winner by TV Celebrity Ruth Langsford. This year the celebration cakes were a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party theme and Ruth who presented the prizes to all winners and runners-up told the gathered crowd how impressed she was by the standard of cakes which not only looked great but tasted wonderful too.

Anna sent us the following message of thanks and shared with us her hopes to one day turn her passionate hobby into a business.

Winning Cake - Mad Hatters Tea Party - Great Weybridge Cake-Off 2018
” I would like to say big thank you to ‘Weybridge Bake off’ competition organisers and also huge thanks to people kind words at today’s show.

It is a great opportunity for cake bakers like myself to show their skills and passion for baking. I am delighted my cake was judged as best in two categories. It was my first attempt for this kind of competition and I wasn’t sure how it would go. My cake was filled with fresh cream, chopped fruit and jelly so it did stand out from all others based on buttercream filling which luckily turned well for me.

I am looking forward to next year’s competition where I can present more of my cake ideas and there are lots of them! I have shared my passion with friends and family until now but would like to turn my hobby into a business one day.
This type of events helps to win cake lovers hearts and helps to raise money for charity at this same time – a great way to combine both needs.

For those interested you can look at my fun page on Facebook (Anna’s Sugarcraft) where I share my achievements.! Anna Stasiak

Anna's Sugarcraft - Cake Competition Winner - Presentation By Ruth Langsford

Photo Gallery

We have a gallery of almost 100 photos of the event, showing the cakes, judging, artisan market and presentations by Ruth Langsford to the winners and runners-up. You can see the set of photos by using the button below.

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