Visitors were invited to taste all of our delights at the Great Brixton Bake-Off.
Catering students from the Lambeth College Healthy Gourmet Café, based at our Brixton Centre, braved the rain and drizzle last weekend when they took part in the first ever Brixton Bake-Off in the Station Road Markets.
The students (from the Skills for Work, Healthy Gourmet Cafe - BTEC Entry Level 1-3 Qualification) and their tutor, Frank Inness, hired a traditional market stall and used it to display an amazing range of cakes, shortbreads biscuits and bites to the hoards of sweet-toothed cake fans that squeezed into the marketplace. Despite the wet weather and the constant drizzle, our colourful display of crumbly, oven-fresh delights, icings, white choc blondies and dark chocolate brownies, coconuts and brazils lifted the spirits of all those who came by. Visitors to the stall were given the opportunity to sample all of our products on a taster-board.
Around 40 local bakeries selling their entries to visitors in the first annual competition, created exclusively for local bakers, attended the Great Brixton Bake-Off. A panel of judges including Levi Roots and Victor Scalzo of Patisserie Valerie visited each stall and tasted an array of cakes, cupcakes, fruit pies, biscuits and breads.
Frank said: “Although we didn’t win the competition this year, we’ve certainly helped to put the Healthy Gourmet Café firmly on the local map. We’ve shown that we can mix with the best in the business and create great-tasting foods for all tastes.”