A piece of cake - Beccles Twinning Association hosts baking contest in 40th year
PUBLISHED: 15:31 07 November 2018
What better way to celebrate than with cake.
More than 70 people joined Beccles Twinning Association as they celebrated 40 years of travel and friendship with French town Petit-Couronne with traditional cakes from both towns.
Gateux Galore was staged at Blyburgate Hall on Saturday, November 3.
A twinning spokesman said: “Sixteen people brought and shared their cakes, and after a short presentation, some the cakes were sampled by a panel of ‘experts’ from Beccles who knew a thing or two about cakes.
“After some deliberation the title of star baker was awarded to David Cross for his ‘Cape Verde’ cake, which was based on a 1960s madeira cake recipe by Mary Berry, with the addition of Creme du Choloclat which he bought on his recent visit to Petit-Couronne.
“This was David’ first ever bake and his prize of a bottle of bubbly and the traditional blue apron was presented by mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw.”