The oven gloves are coming off for a competition to find the best amateur baker during Helmsley’s Yorkshire Day celebrations this weekend.
Helmsley Walled Garden is seeking entries for its Grand Helmsley Cake Show on Saturday with medals for the winner in each of the six different classes – Best Yorkshire Parkin; Best Yorkshire Tea Loaf; Best Chocolate Cake; Best Victoria Sponge; Best Four Cheese Scones; and Best Decorated Biscuits (under 16s class).
A trophy will also be presented for the Best in Show.
Tricia Harris, of Helmsley Walled Garden, said: “We want this to be fun, and for as many people as possible to join in – we know there’s loads of keen bakers out there, and shows like the Great British Bake-Off have really helped to encourage more people to give baking a try. We also hope there will be a lot of youngsters getting creative making and decorating biscuits and we can’t wait to see – and taste – the end results.”
The competition is part of Helmsley’s Summer Celebration from Friday to Sunday and includes street performances and entertainment, local food and drink tastings, art trail, welly wanging, dog fancy dress, and a Yorkshire Icon Trail where visitors have to spot the faces of their favourite “born and bred” Yorkshire men and women.
A Wedding Dress Festival is also taking place in Helmsley’s All Saints Church from Saturday August 2.
Entrants need to bring their cakes to the garden by 3.30pm.