Young bakers invited to enter Ludlow cake competition

By Aimee Jones | Ludlow | News | Published:

Budding bakers could have their cake creation featured on the menu of a new tea room in south Shropshire.

The Feathers Hotel and tea room

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow has launched a competition, which is open to children between the age of seven and 12, to celebrate the opening of the brand new team room.

Group executive chef, Wayne Nell, said: “We know people are often stuck for ideas for fun things to do with the children in school holidays so what better way than to spend time with your children or grandchildren than by baking.

"We are simply asking each child to channel their inner baker and invent a cake recipe that they would like to see on our brand new children’s menu, launching later this summer.

“We want children to either get creative or keep it simple and invent a cake that would tickle their own taste buds. There are no restrictions, just let their imagination create their favourite recipe for a cake, traybake or cupcake."

To enter children need to decide on a creative name and recipe and list the key ingredients used. Drawings or pictures of the cake can also be included to bring the creation to life.

Wayne added: “Once we receive all the entries our tea room team will choose five finalists who will then be invited to actually bake their cake creation and bring it to the tea room for the all-important taste test judging. We really look forward to seeing the creativity that I know young people have when it comes to cakes."

The shortlisted entries will have their cakes judged and will need to bring it to the tea room on September 7.

A winner will be officially announced on September 9 and presented with a VIP gift and a voucher for four people to enjoy afternoon tea.

The winning cake recipe will also be re-created by head chef and sold in the tea room as part of the new children’s menu.

Recipes need to be sent to the Feathers Hotel or handed in at the tea room before August 23 to be in with a chance of going through to the next round which is a bake off. They can also be emailed to

Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.


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