Bakers get their cakes ready for competition

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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THE competition has been hotting up in Portsmouth’s answer to the Great British Bake Off.

Entries have been coming in for the competition, which is on the hunt to find the area’s best cake-makers.

The competition was the brainchild of Ed Goodenough, of Canoe Lake Leisure, and it will be held at Greens Cafe, at Canoe Lake, in Southsea, which will put the cake on its menu for the next year.

Mr Goodenough said: ‘It’s going steadily, we’ve had about 18 entrants so far but there’s still time as the competition is open until Monday. It should be a great event, there’s nothing like this locally.’

Supported by The News, the competition will see bakers bring their best cakes to be judged at the final on December 19.

The judges will be Alesha Ormerod, from Canoe Lake Leisure, Pete Gavan, deputy head of content at The News, and a representative from The Pyramids in Southsea.

The deadline is November 30 and the competition is open to all ages. To enter go to canoelakeleisure.co.uk