After the success of last year’s Great Brixton Bake Off, there were even more hopeful contestants and hungry cake lovers present this year. Many of this year’s bakes were dairy and gluten free, appealing to the growing base of Londoners looking for tasty and healthy alternatives to traditional meals. There was a much stronger savoury presence, too.
There were six different categories in the competition, and 35 competitors.
[table]Category, Judge, Winner, Product
Cake, Victor Scalzo, Portia’s Kitchen, Beetroot and chocolate cake
Cupcake, Adedamola Aminu, Lambeth College, Varied cupcakes
Biscuits & Bites, Stacey Raymond, The Carob Pod, Elgin’s Greek marbled brownies
Savouries, Levi Roots, The Vegan Tart, Tomato cheesecake
Bread, Levi Roots, The Pandam Bakery, Coconut brioche
Vegan, Ms Cupcake, Kamsa, Kaak bel louz[/table]
The overhaul winner was The Vegan Tart, with their tomato cheesecake.
Prizes were donated by our judges and sponsors.
Levi Roots came down to help with the judging. His verdict?
“Another fantastic Brixton Bake Off this year! The competition was tough as everyone did incredibly well. Brixton is full of new and inspiring bakers – I love it! And I’m so pleased to have been a part of it. Looking forward to next year! One Love, Levi Roots”
Many thanks to everyone who helped make the event possible, and a special thanks to Green Bean London for these videos of the event, also to Morleys Department Store, Ms Cupcake, Levi Roots, Patisserie Valerie and Lambeth Council.
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