Prepare for the Great Burnham Bake-off

PUBLISHED: 11:00 16 August 2012

Organisers of the Burnham Food and Drink Festival Sarah and Beverley Milner-Simonds.

Organisers of the Burnham Food and Drink Festival Sarah and Beverley Milner-Simonds.

Beverley Milner-Simonds

BAKING enthusiasts are being urged to get out their mixing bowls and piping bags to take part in the Great Burnham Bake-off.

As part of the Burnham Food and Drink Festival, organisers are urging contestants to dig out their favourite recipes or try something new for the contest.

One cake, large or small, iced or naked, rich or fruity is all that is required to enter. The contest will take place on September 29 as part of the festival and the winner will be awarded with the Great Burnham Bake-off trophy.

Organiser Beverley Milner-Simonds said: “The competition might be tough, as several well-known figures in the town have already caused a stir in street parties with their Victoria sandwiches and gingerbread.

“So we know cake is a serious business in Burnham and we are not afraid of a challenge.”

The Burnham Food and Drink Festival will take place in the Baptist Hall, in College Street, as well as The Princess Theatre, in Princess Street.

Bake-off entries should be presented by 2pm and will be returned after the judging.

The day is a celebration of food and drink produced in and around Burnham, with local brewers, cider-makers and food-producers joining in. Entry to the festival is free, with tastings and workshops being held throughout. For more details go to

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