More than 20 cakes were entered by islanders as part of the ‘Bake a Rainbow’ community bake off put on by Les Amis, which ran throughout the month of June in a bid to spread some positivity during lockdown.
The cakes were judged on presentation by two residents from Les Amis, Tina and Shamina, along with Samphire Restaurant. First place was awarded to Anne Hague for her ‘Smarties Cake’, Anita Vetier came in second for her ‘Stay Safe Cake’ and Steph Mourant came in third place with her entry, ‘Bryony’s Skittle Rainbow Cake’.
Les Amis wanted to do something to involve the whole community considering all of its fundraising activities had been cancelled due to the pandemic. With many islanders of all ages turning their attention to baking during lockdown, Les Amis decided on a ‘Bake a Rainbow – stay safe’ theme for the competition to spread positivity during challenging times.
Shaun Findlay, Managing Director of Les Amis, said: “We are thrilled islanders got on board with the ‘Bake a Rainbow’ bake off. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s colourful creations and it was a great opportunity for our residents to get involved and feel part of the community during these unprecedented times. Congratulations to our three winners, I know the judges had a difficult time in choosing when there were so many fantastic entries. We would like to thank islanders for taking part in the competition and for spreading hope and positivity with their rainbow cakes.”
First place will win a £50 voucher and hamper from Terre d’Italia, second place will receive a box of luxury cakes from Drizzle and third place will be given a £25 gift voucher for de Gruchy.
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