Great Weybridge Cake Off 2019 Results & News Report
The Great Cake Off & Artisan Food & Craft Market in April 2017 was a great success, with an amazing 73 entries in the baking competition!
There were 3 categories in the competition, Small Bakes, Family Bakes and Celebration Cakes, with separate age groups for children and adults. For Celebration Cakes, the judges had set a theme which was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! (Willy Wonka).
The overall prize for Best In Show, chosen by Ruth Langsford was Shamina Giulitti, for her entry in the Celebration Cakes category (Adults section). Shamina can be seen holding her winning cake above, with her daughter and Ruth Langsford.
There will be photos of most prize winners receiving their prizes on the photo gallery page (which will come soon).
Celebration Cakes – Adult & Teens
Winner: Shamina Giulitti*
(Wonka Golden Cake, photo at top of page)
Highly Commended: Natalie Stone
(Red Velvet & Chocolate cake)
Celebration Cakes – Under 12
Winner: Lucia Clark*
(Violet Beauregarde Chocolate & Blueberry Cake, photo below)
Highly Commended: Sofia Chowdhury
(Willy Wonka’s hat with his ideas at the top)
Family Bakes – Adult & Teens
Winner: Winner Sunita Aucharaz
(Chocolate Flower Cake, photo above)
Highly Commended: Abigail Girling
(Coffee & Walnut cake, photo below)
Family Bakes – Under 12
Winners: Lily & Molly
(Rainbow Cake, photo below)
Highly Commended: Arabella
Half Dozen Small Bakes – Adult & Teens
Winner: Rahul Jethwa
(Charlie & Chocolate Factory cup cakes, photo below)
Highly Commended: Emma Watson
(Vegan Chocolate Fudge Logs)
Best In Show
Winner: Shamina Giulitti
(Photo at top of page with daughter and Ruth Langsford)
Note for competitors
If we don’t have a photo of your cake on this page or the gallery, please send one in by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Success in three years!
* It was great to see many bakers from last year returning for the challenge in 2019.
Lucia Clark made it three years in a row as winner of the U12 Celebrations Cakes (also Best In Show in 2017 for her carrot & chocolate cake).
This year’s Best in Show Winner Shamina Giulitti was runner up in 2018 with a Chequerboard mad Hatter’s Cake.
Many bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for Your Sanctuary, this year’s chosen charity. The total sum raised from the auction and sale of cakes was £200.
Thanks To Organisers & Contributors!
Thanks to the judges for supporting this event: TV Celebrity Ruth Langsford, Jonathan Woodgate (Simply Cakes), Robert Navarro (Waitrose), Edward Terry (Meejana Restaurant), Gill Eastwood (Weybridge Town Business Group) and Susan Hacket.
Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, competitors and judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which can be listened to on Wedneday night.
The Rock Choir from Weybridge and Esher performed a selection of lively songs which were well received by the appreciative crowd.
Thanks & congratulations to Weybridge Town Business Group
Gill Eastwood, Sharon Ferrari, Paul Povey (photo above, with Ruth Langsford and Susan Hackett) and to everyone who kindly volunteered to help organise and run this event. It was great to get the community together, have some fun and put smiles on faces!
You can read more about the Business Group and the Cake Off on the following official pages:
Other prizes included afternoon tea for two at Brooklands Hotel, afternoon tea for two at The Ship Hotel and also at French Fancy’s Tea Salon, gift voucher from Weybridge Kitchen Shop & cookery books.
Some bakers kindly donated their cakes for sale to raise funds for the Great Ormand Street Charity, the beneficiary of this event.
Brooklands Radio kindly provided the PA system and a team of volunteers to keep the public entertained with music. They also interviewed many participants, including stallholders, organisers, Ruth Langsford and other judges. The interviews have been edited into a show about the event which you can listen to here: Brooklands Radio Great Weybridge Cake Off Programme.
Charu Sood (Refill champion) and Chris Grace from the All About Weybridge website were at the market to promote the launch of Refill Weybridge which is an initiative to cut back on the use of single use plastics.
There are already 20 businesses and other organisations in Weybridge which will provide free tap water to the public, with thousands more throughout the UK. So please carry a reusable bottle and get a refill, rather than buying numerous plastic bottles which are a waste and pollution problem.
More information about Refill Weybridge here.
View our a gallery of photos of the event, showing the cakes, judging, artisan market and presentations by Ruth Langsford to the winners and runners-up.