December 9 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Coke cans became cake cans for these bite-sized creations, which fizzed their way to victory in Iron Cupcake’s latest bake-off.
Lynsey Mann’s “Cherry Cola Surprise” was chosen as the tastiest and best-looking recipe by visitors to myplace, in Harold Hill’s Dagnam Park Drive, on Sunday.
They beat five other entries, including Laura Dukes’s “Pick ‘n’ pop” cakes, which were topped with sweets, and Pauline Goode and Maggie Griffin’s “BillyBunters” creations.
Every time Iron Cupcake runs, contestants are given a theme to interpret. The entries are judged on how the theme – in this case, “tuck shop” – is used.
Cash from the entry fees for visitors goes to Havering-atte-Bower’s St Francis Hospice, which has so far benefited to the tune of £80.
The Harold Hill contest, which was inspired by an American competition, is run monthly by Vix Johnson, who first encountered it in central London.
“The idea in America was that people came along to a kitchen and were given a specific ingredient to include three hours to make a batch,” Vix explained.
“We thought that was a bit much, so we have a theme or a rule you have to abide by.”
Bakers ranged from primary school children to pensioners on Sunday.
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The next bake-off is on October 13.
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.