Macmillan Bake Off is a treat with Lincoln shoppers raising in excess of £200

Saturday saw St. Marks and Lincolnshire Sport team up to host the final part of Lincolnshire Sport’s Challenge Macmillan campaign.

Cake lovers in Lincoln turned out in full on Saturday as Macmillan Cancer Support teamed up with St. Marks to host the very first Macmillan Bake Off in Lincoln.

There we over 14 entries in the competition made up of all sorts of cakes, from victoria sponges, coffee and chocolate cakes, lemon tray bakes through to chocolate and orange brownies personalised with an ‘M’ on the top. All the wonderful creations put the ladies from the Lincoln Women’s Institute to a real test as they judged based on appearance, taste and texture with comment cards being written personally for each entrant.

The event saw Jemima Potter crowned 1st place in the 13+ years category with her victoria sponge and Jessica Day crowned 1st place in the Junior Category, with Jessica stating it was the first thing she had ever won!

Fiona Goldsby, Chair of the Merry Macs of Lincoln, Macmillan’s local fundraising group here in Lincoln commented:

Despite the weather the Bake Off entries came flooding in for all ages. Everyone certainly had a lot fun and were laughing in the face of the rain. There certainly wasn’t much cake left at the end of the day, just damp feet’. ‘Many thanks to all who supported it, and who baked for the day.

Valerie Johnson, Centre Manager commented:

It was a pleasure to host the Bake Off in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support. It was fantastic to see so many young bakers taking part and we would like to thank everyone who got involved, including Debenhams and Lakeland for the prizes.

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