On you marks, get set, bake! Bake off comes to Netherton

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Cookery lovers battled it out in a village competition inspired by BBC One’s Great British Bake Off.

Around 30 sweet treats and savoury bakes were presented to three judges at the Netherton competition last week.

Netherton's Great Village Bake Off

Netherton's Great Village Bake Off

The village’s wannabe Mary Berrys and Paul Hollywoods were treated to cakes including cupcakes, a red velvet cake, chocolate cake and coffee and walnut cake, which they put to the taste test.

Kate Millard won over their sweet teeth with her strawberry and champagne cupcakes.

There were fewer entries in the savoury category but among the food the judges sampled were samosas, a steak pie, cheese scones and mushroom twirls.

The winners received a trophy, apron, wine and cookery book.

The event, organised by FLAG Fundraising, raised £500 for Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Huddersfield.

Katie Swift, 29, of Garden Terrace, Crigglestone came up with the idea for the Great Village Bake Off event.

She said: “FLAG fundraising was formed earlier this year following a fundraising gala during Easter.

“The six members of FLAG all helped out at the gala and afterwards decided to form the charity group to host fundraising events for different charities and causes.

“I am a big lover of the Great British Bake Off so wanted to do a fundraiser based on it and the bake sale at the gala had gone down well.

“It is the first bake off that we have done and it was a success so I would definitely do it again.”

A food and craft fair to sell the baked goods was held at Netherton Village Hall following the bake off on Saturday afternoon.