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Chapel of Garioch set for D-Day Bake Off

Getting ready to dig and bake their way to victory are Nicola Strachan, Lindsay Cortes, Heather MacEwen and Fiona Cormack.

Getting ready to dig and bake their way to victory are Nicola Strachan, Lindsay Cortes, Heather MacEwen and Fiona Cormack.

The spirit of D-Day will be invoked this weekend at Chapel of Garioch in a Bake Off in the Village Hall.

The competition on Sunday, June 22, is being held to raise money for the charity ‘Help for Heroes’, and categories reflect the period of the World War Two with the restrictions of rationing and pleas to dig for victory.

Organiser, Anne MacEwen said, “This is the second year we have held a Charity Bake Off in Chapel of Garioch Hall. We decided to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings this month by adopting it as our theme. We hope people will again respond to the call to bake something yummy for money, and that others will come along to taste the entries and see if they agree with the judge’s decisions.”

There are six categories of cakes: Grow Your Own Bake, Ration Recipe, Victoria Sponge, Tray Bake, Normandy Themed Bake and Cookies / Biscuits. There is also a Decorate Your Cupcake competition for primary school children.

The bake off will take place between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday afternoon. Admission will be £2 and there will be teas and coffees, a quiz and other events as well as the cake competition.

Entries for the competition must be handed into Chapel of Garioch Hall between 11.30am and 12 noon on Sunday morning for pre-judging. More than one category can be entered at a fee of £1 a time.

Anne added, “This promises to be a fun event with some friendly competition as well as an opportunity to honour those who took part in D-Day and raise money for a worthy charity. I hope it will be well supported by the community and beyond”.

 

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