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A piece of cake - Beccles Twinning Association hosts baking contest in 40th year

PUBLISHED: 15:31 07 November 2018

Mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw presents winner David Cross with his champagne and apron. Photo: David Brambley-Crawshaw.

Mayor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw presents winner David Cross with his champagne and apron. Photo: David Brambley-Crawshaw.

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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.”

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