Boston Borough Council in partnership with Boston College hosted the final of the Queens Platinum Jubilee ‘Bake Off’ Competition today (Wednesday 1st June), in the bakery kitchens at Boston College.
Members of the public were invited to take part in this celebration by sending in their completed entry forms, which included the name of their cake and their inspiration! All of the entries received for the competition were wonderful and shared the pride that the contestants have for The Queen and for Boston.
The shortlisted entries were invited to compete in the ‘Bake Off’ style final today. Of the shortlisted entries the three that were able to attend, consisted of Tracy who created a “Brandy Snap Crown” cake, Anne who created a ‘UBE Royale Cake’ and Shannon who created ‘Lilibet’s Sticky Toffee Biscuit Cake’.
The day began with a Welcome from the Worshipful the Mayor of Boston, Councillor Anne Dorrian, wishing the contestants well ahead of them entering the bakery kitchen.
The contestants got straight to work creating their celebration cakes, and in 6 hours had baked and decorated their entries ready for the judges. A good variety of different types of cakes were created for the final and they were all amazing.
The contestants introduced their cake to the judges and shared their inspiration for their bake. Once all contestants had presented their cakes, the judges had a difficult time deciding who the winner would be, but eventually made their decision and the Mayor was extremely happy to announce that the winner was Shannon.
Congratulations to Shannon, who is now invited to attend an exclusive private afternoon tea dining experience for four people in the Mayors Parlour, followed by a tour of the towns Civic Regalia collection.
Polly Wilkinson, Place Development Officer at Boston Borough Council and one of the organisers of the event said “The judges were all amazed at the presentation, construction, thoughts and skills of the final entries. It was a pleasure to be able to host this event in partnership with Boston College in celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee (of course the best bit of all was the tasting!). It was a very close decision and we would like say thank you and well done to everyone who entered, competed and supported this event, it has been a brilliant way to celebrate this historic occasion.”