Cake makers across the UK created colourful cakes as part of the #makecakefair competition revealed in the Spring 2015 issue of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. Here we showcase the winners and celebrate the competition’s variety of creatively colourful contributions.
Using the hashtag #makecakefair, cake makers were asked to decorate a cake of any size and shape they fancied, so long as it was entirely edible, used Squires Kitchen Fairtrade certified Sugarpaste and followed the theme of ‘Colours of the Rainbow’.
Images of the cakes were tweeted to @squireskitchen, @mirandabakes, @fairtradeuk and included the hashtags #makecakefair and #fairtradefortnight. Miranda Gore Browne, a finalist in the first series of The Great British Bake Off, choose the winner plus two runner-ups and gave us her comments.
Carly Pearson @CarlyPearson16
Competition judge Miranda Gore Browne said, ‘First place: definitely the dragon. So creative and magical, very detailed work and a lovely way to use the colours.’
Harriet Childs @HarrietChilds
‘This cake impressed me with its attention to detail and use of contemporary multi-coloured tiles. I loved the neatness and the way they transformed the cake into a mosaic masterpiece.’
3rd PrizeMs Von Shock @vixyvonshock
‘This pretty cake with its rainbow of colours inside and out showed a great deal of skill and patience as a decorator and baker. I loved the handmade roses as a finishing flourish on this colourful creation.’
The competition, which took place over Fairtrade Fortnight on 23rd February–8th March, aimed to raise awareness about Fairtrade products. The prize was a course voucher worth up to £250 to be spent at Squires Kitchen International School, a great opportunity for any budding baker.
Thousands of sugar cane farmers in 17 developing countries benefit when you choose Fairtrade sugar. They use the extra money they receive (the Fairtrade Premium) to invest in their businesses or community projects, including schools, healthcare and clean water.
To keep supporting the sugar cane farmers, look out for the FAIRTRADE logo when shopping and choose Squires Kitchen’s Fairtrade Sugarpaste when decorating.
We loved seeing such a variety of creative cakes for the #makeitfair competition. Thank you to everyone who entered! Here’s a selection of some of our other favourites by Joanne Hodgson @joanne_hodgson, Susanna Naude @SusannaNaude and Vicky @flechesbleues.
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