The Purton Coronation Bake Off 2023

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May 3, 2023

Around 30 people attended the Purton Coronation Bake off, at the Village Hall, last Saturday, where local bakers showcased their home baking and helped to raise funds for the Community Fridge.

The event, organised to mark the King’s Coronation, took place in the Village Hall against a backdrop of red, white, and blue bunting and balloons.

At 9.00am entrants, of age four and up, brought their home baked short bread, fairy cakes and pear-based bakes, ready for the WI, Church, community, and Council judges to evaluate.

Of note, were the children’s entries, which featured some very apt Coronation designs including crowns, soldiers, and union flags. One entry was even red, white, and blue when cut into!

For some 90 minutes judges tasted, cogitated, and digested the 20 entries, often re-visiting sections where there was a close call to make!

At 11.00am the doors were re-opened for entrants to see where they had placed in the competition.

Cllr Ray Thomas Chair of Purton Parish Council presented the winners with their certificates and everyone with their medals.

Entries were then raffled off to raise funds for the Community Fridge.

Cllr Ray Thomas Chair of Purton Parish Council said:

“It was a wonderful event to share with our community, as part of Purton’s Coronation celebrations. We clearly have lots of very talented bakers in Purton!”