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Winner of the HTH inspired catergory

Winner of the HTH inspired category

HTH’s Great Bake-Off

Holy Trinity Hastings (HTH) held its own Bake-Off  on Sunday 7 October with local master bakers as part of the 11.15am informal service, with its café, live music and kids’ groups, writes HOT’s Vanessa Alves, who sampled many of the baked goods on offer.

This is one of HTH’s most popular big events where children, young people and adults can all get together to enter their bake or sit in the audience to watch the judging and show their appreciation.

Three of HTH's judges

Three of HTH’s judges

The event kicked off with a heart-warming lunch of tasty home-made soups and rolls. Everyone then gathered to meet with the contestants who entered their bake into one of the following categories, which were judged on their technical ability, flavour and originality by the HTH panel of judges.

HTH-inspired decoration To show what the entrant loves about HTH, entries included cakes with different coloured sponge, stunning Biblical designs and Katie Harrison’s winning showstopper with its spectacular hand-decorated stained-glass window to reflect the beauty of HTH’s stunning windows.

Hidden ingredient winner

Hidden ingredient winner

Hidden ingredients This category had the local professional chef and judge really stumped as he tried to figure out the main secret additions, which ranged from tomato soup to popping candy! The winning entry was our young double-act Ellie and Sam’s chocolate cake with a real light in its centre to reflect the light of the Holy Spirit.

First-time bake Designed for anyone who has never made a cake by themselves before to discover, who knows, the next Mary Berry… Showcasing one of our younger entrants’ truly delightful fairy cakes, and winning ‘Under the Sea’ made by Kitty.

Twist to a Classic winner

Twist to a Classic winner

Twist to a classic Everyone loves a classic, from a Victoria sponge to a carrot cake. Entrants really went to town and their creations ranged from a chocolate log made from a real log covered in chocolate icing, to Isaac’s winning giant jaffa cake!

The Bake-Off ended on a real high as all the bakes were shared around so everyone got to taste the culinary creations. Simon Larkin, HTH vicar says, “We are delighted that so many people took part and stayed after our service to enjoy the Great HTH Bake Off. It was fantastic to see people exploring their baking creativity and the standards were really high.

First time bake winner

First time bake winner

“HTH is now bursting with life and creativity each Sunday morning – it’s a place where everyone is welcome and it is so good to see every age group having fun together and building community in the centre of our town.”

Join HTH for their Super Hero themed 4th birthday on Sunday 4 November, whether in costume or not. Find out more about HTH and what’s on on the website and Facebook page.

Posted 18:21 Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 In: Hastings Life

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