Record number of entrants in Beer’s annual bake off

PUBLISHED: 16:31 18 January 2017

Entry into Beer's Bake Off features the village's fish and chip shop and sneaky seagull snatching some chips.

Entry into Beer's Bake Off features the village's fish and chip shop and sneaky seagull snatching some chips.

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Beer’s annual bake off hit its ‘highest standards’ yet, with more entries than ever before.

Jane West presents winner Nigel Groves with a trophy and voucher for Woozies Deli.Jane West presents winner Nigel Groves with a trophy and voucher for Woozies Deli.

Competitors were tasked with baking a creation that represented the village, stood at least two tiers tall and feature a decorative seagull.

Crowds packed into the Dolphin Hotel last month to see which of the seven creative bakes triumphed.

Judge Michael West tasted a range of entries shaped like Beer landmarks, including ‘Peco Drama’ – a steam train with a splatted seagull, Beer Fish Shop, Beer Scout campsite and the Mariners Hall complete with Christmas trimmings.

Andy Williams, the founder of the competition, said: “The standard of the competition is so wonderful high for something that started as a bit of a laugh. We never thought it would get this big.”

Nigel Groves was named the winner and received a trophy and £50 voucher from Woozies Deli.

Nigel said: “I was very surprised and please to win this year. Its only the second time I have decorated a cake, the first time was last years post box when I came third.”


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