Phew What a Scorcher!
What a perfect day for the school summer fete. There were too many stalls, attractions and competitions to name however highlights have to include Mrs Ashworth dressed as a unicorn, complete with blow up bottom and legs and the Great St Nicks Bake Off. The inaugural Great St Nicks Ba Off was judged by Rev Paul Cubitt from St Nicholas Church, North Walsham. In the competition for the under 8s Ottilie Wilson won the small cake section with her pink and purple building block cakes. Rev Cubitt was impressed by the colourful icing and Ottilie's additions of words she had written on flags which she had used to decorate the cakes. Ivy Bird won the large cake section with a delicious chocolate cake smothered in buttercream and chocolate buttons. Runners up were Otto Gleeson for his 'fantastic faces' cupcakes and Isabelle Bird for her fruit cake made with spelt flour.
The 8-11year category had some fierce competition in the large cake section but Ella Fraser was Rev Cubitt's winner with her cake 'Fairy Delight'. Ella decorated her triple layer Victoria sponge with colourful sweets, fairy decoration and a handmade flower arch. The judge described Ella's creation as both beautiful and delicious and could see that she had spent a huge amount of time over it. Rev Cubitt found choosing a runner up so challenging that he decided to taste all the entries for a second time before awarding runner up rosettes to Myrtle Gleeson (10) for her marbled chocolate ring cake and Adam Cannon (11) for his carrot and walnut cake with buttercream icing. Molly Dewing (8) took the winners rosette in the small cake category with her vanilla cupcakes topped with pink buttercream swirls and sugar flowers which looked delectable served in pretty tea cups.
Rev Cubitt had no hesitation in naming Ella Fraser as his overall winner presenting her with a signed cookery book kindly donated by Delia Smith.