We were taking in the fantastic entries from early morning up to the lunchtime deadline. One of our members was a judge and was extremely impressed with the quality of all the entries. Over 130 people attended the annual event with 40 adults and 16 children entering the competition to find the best cake makers in the borough. As well as the competition there were demonstrations and cake decorating for children.
Olga Li, who runs a home-based pastry studio, won the show stopper category with her Fairtrade Chocolate Flamenco – a rich chocolate cake with a mirror glaze. Local nurse Debbie Smith – who works at Solihull Hospital – won the teatime favourite with her triple layered banoffee cake and 11 year old Darcie Janes, from Lode Heath School, won the children’s cake category.
Other winners included:
Ruzaz Syed – winner of the children’s cupcakes
Susan Ranju – Adult’s Fairtrade Award
Khadija Syed – child’s Fairtrade Award
The Solihull Fairtrade Cake Off takes place annually during Fairtrade Fortnight. Solihull is a Fair Trade borough and for the last five years Solihull council has been hosting the annual Fairtrade Cake Off to encourage amateur bakers to exhibit their cakes.