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No soggy bottoms as star bakers raise funds for Mayor’s charities in town Bake Off

Last night saw another hugely successful Wrexham Bake Off that showcased the skills and talents of local Bakers and raised a tidy sum for the Mayor’s charities.

Head Judge and local food blogger Sally Anglesea (instagram @Gingernutsaboutfood) said: “The standard of entries was exceptionally high and a total pleasure to judge. From chocolate dragons to vanilla sheep; raspberry cupcakes to garlic bread, entries were as varied as they were delicious – no soggy bottoms in sight!

“It was wonderful to see the community coming together for such worthwhile causes and a privilege to be part of it all. Note to the Bakers: if any of you ever need a personal recipe taster, you know where I am…congratulations all!”

Organiser Andy Atkinson said: “I’m over the moon that we’ve raised so much money. I can’t thank Santander enough for their support and our host Alex at the Bank Bar that also made a kind donation. With everyone’s support the amount raised is around £1600!”

The event was a fundraiser for the Mayor’s charities and is the fourth time Mr Atkinson has worked with Alex at the Bank Bar to put on the event.

The Professional Bakers Show Stopper category was won by Tracy Windram for the dragon cake (top).

The Non-Professional Bakers Show Stopper category was won by Sheila Wilcock.

The 12 matching cakes category was also won by Sheila Wilcock.

The Gluten-Free category by Beverley Patterson-Jones of Bev’s Been Baking.

The Vegan Category was won by Jennifer Cordt in her first ever competition.

The Victoria Sponge category was won by Cally Lloyd of Gateway Church

All of the winners were presented with an engraved Welsh Dragon slate kindly donated by Simon Morris of the Personal Present People.

Andy Gallanders of King Street Coffee collected the wooden spoon award on behalf of his brother Phil. Mr Atkinson explained, “There was a lot of banter around his entry but it was actually a really good entry but they’re coffee is definitely better!”

Alex Jones from The Bank Wine Bar added, “Tonight we raised nearly £1700 with the support of Santander, The Bank Wine Bar and of course the great bakers and supporters. The Wrexham bake off is a fun night full of cake, it is not every day you can use the words moist, claggy, like being in a long haul flight, and soggy bottom and get away with it!”

“The outgoing Mayor of Wrexham must of set a record for raising money, Andy has raised over £35k since being mayor and part of that awesome achievement is purchasing a Blood Bike. Myself and Sam Regan have really enjoyed being part of events and helping organise them. Andy has become a friend and we look forward to doing more things in the future.”



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