Bearwood resident and volunteer Khakan Quereshi has done it again: he repeated the success of the first Bearwood Bake Off with this year’s bake off at the friendly Coffee Junction cafe on Sunday and raised £51 for Queen Alexander College, the charity that owns Coffee Junction. Just look at these mouth-watering entries:
If you missed it, Khakan announced the winners on local Facebook group The Bearwood Page, and posted some photos of proud Bearwood bakers:
First prize went to Jerry Kelleher for his delectable butterfly fairy cakes, second prize was won by Kyla Leeke
for her Guinness Cake and Manpreet Kaur was the winner of the third prize, with a beetroot chocolate cake, yum yum!.
Budding bakers under 12 year old also treated the judges to scrumptious delights. Judges Chris Gregory and
Suki Basra (of the Cake Box on Bearwood Road) congratulated Caitlin with first prize for her gorgeous cupcakes and Charander Singh won 2nd prize with his rainbow cake, while third prize went to Iris Nolan for her dark chocolate cake.
With that kind of creativity and talent, we think Bearwood Bake-Offs are likely to around for many years to come!
It was a true community event, with lots of people turning out to taste the cakes on offer and get to to know fellow Bearwoodians. And the prizes were all generously donated by local businesses. First prize was a huge hamper donated by Khakan and his partner, second prize was a photography voucher from Antonio Canonico, with third prize winner getting a collection of baking books. The under 12s prizes included kitchen utensils & baking books (donated again by Khakan) and a High Tea at the Mad as a Hatter tea shop – how perfect!
“Khakan, you organised it brilliantly and were so generous with your own contributions to most of the prizes! Bearwood is a better place with selfless people like you around!!!… All the cakes were amazing and the atmosphere was great! Well done everybody involved and all those who attended.”