Ready, get set…BAKE!

With the Great British Bake Off back on TV, we are currently obsessing over the latest series and getting our baking abilities up to scratch!

This Sunday, we were delighted to be the host of the best next thing – the Chelt’n’Jam Bake Off.

The baking event, which is raising funds for Oxjam charity, was sponsored by Kitchen Garden Foods and Vanilla Pod Bakery and showcased some amazing local talent!

Categories for entries included ‘cakes’, ‘cupcakes’, ‘tray bakes’, ‘scones’ and ‘iced cakes’. Each category was judged by an expert panel including Cotswold Chef, Rob Rees and former Harrods wedding cake designer Xavier Pelloux.

The afternoon kicked off at 2pm in our gardens with activities for the whole family! We had a bouncy castle, a magician, a juggler and face painting for the kids. We also had pots of tea and lots of baked goods in the grounds for everyone to enjoy.

Winners included: Grace West and Fenella Corran both aged 14 who stole the show with their chocolate brownies. Angie Petkovic for her courgette & lemon cake (gluten and dairy free), Professor Frank Leishman for his scones, Samantha Bailey for her chocolate brownies, Michael Duncan for his walnut whip cupcakes, Rebecca Browning for her iced novelty cakes, and India Taylor for the best children’s cupcakes.

We were delighted that over 100 people turned up and the charity managed to raise over £650! We hope to see everyone at the Manor again soon!

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