Diocese of Portsmouth

    Young and old compete in Hayling Island bake-off

    Children and Young People
    14 March 2018

    YOUNG people from the 2nd Hayling Girls' Brigade competed against a ladies' group from St Andrew's Church in the latest Hayling Island Bake-Off. 

    They took 'Easter' as their theme, and each side was given an hour and a half to produce biscuits, cupcakes and a showstopper. The vicar, the Rev Jenny Gaffin, and Ann Vincent were the judges.

    The St Andrew's ladies, who usually meet to watch a film together, baked a traditional Easter set using marzipan and icing to top their very delicious biscuits and cupcakes. Their showstopper was coloured yellow, surrounded by chicks and decorated with an Easter Cross covered in hundreds and thousands.

    The Girls' Brigade followed their usual “un-traditional” path, baking unusual but very tasty hot cross bun-style cupcakes, lemon flavoured bunny shaped biscuits and a huge, colourful bunny diving into an Easter Garden for their showstopper cake. They presented their results by providing some research into the history of hot cross buns as well as wearing a monk’s wig!

    Both sides performed extremely well and it was a fantastic and fun evening. Although the result was originally decided by the judges as a draw, Girls Brigade were given an extra ½ a point for imagination and presentation.

    Some of the bakes produced by the cinema ladies and the Girls Brigade girls
    Delphine Foot from the Girls' Brigade