Following a tense Bake Off in London on Saturday we are delighted to announce the results of our Little Baker of the Year competition 2011/2012.
Abbie Perkins, from Wrexham, was chosen as the winner by our panel of judges which included Ruth Clemens, runner up on 2010′s Great British Bake Off, Michelle Rice, author of Utterly Scrummy, and Baking Mad’s own home-baking expert, Mitzie Wilson.
The standard of baking throughout the day was extremely high but it was eight year old Abbie who came out on top with her recipe for Rudolph Sponge Cake.
Mitzie Wilson said: “We were so impressed with the creativity and technical ability of all of our finalists.”
“The competition was really close but we chose Abbie as our winner because her recipe was really fun and festive and she showed a lot of skill and confidence in the kitchen. We hope she will inspire other children to give baking a go!”
As the competition winner, Abbie will become the face of the kid section on Baking Mad.com, have her recipes published on the website and will also win a year’s supply of baking ingredients courtesy of The Silver Spoon Company.
Talking about her win Abbie said: “When they announced me as the winner I felt so excited, I thought I was going to cry! I am really looking forward to telling all my school friends about the competition and making lots more yummy recipes for my family and Baking Mad.”
Take a look at the highlights from the competition…
They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating and Abbie’s Rudolph Sponge tasted as good as it looked!
Errin’s Frosty Christmas Scene delighted the judges. Her clever use of Orios for snowman hats and desiccated coconut for snow, showed every little detail had been well thought out.
India’s ambitious Christmas Cranberry Snowball recipe really showed off her technical ability. Her oat and cranberry biscuit base was simply divine!
We loved Fidelma’s Christmas Cupcake Wreath concept. Perfect for sharing and complete with fairy lights, a cupcake recipe does not come much more festive than this!
Well done to all our Little Bakers! We wish you all happy baking for the future!