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Our search is on for Scotland’s best home bakers

We are delighted to launch our second annual search for Scotland'sfinest home baker in time for the return of hit TV show

We are delighted to launch our second annual search for Scotland’sfinest home baker in time for the return of hit TV show, The Great British Bake Off.

We encourage amateur bakers from across the country to slip back on your aprons and showoff your culinary creations for a chance to be featured on The Scottish Cafe’s iconic afternoon teamenu.
From indulgent gateau’s, to classic cream cakes and savoury bites, The Scottish Cafe is looking foronly the best afternoon bakes from Scotland’s most talented home cooks, including mums, dads,
grandparents and children of all ages. Entries are also encouraged from schools, colleges andfamilies.

To enter The Scottish Cafe’s search for Scotland’s best home baker, people should post a show-stopping photograph or short film of themselves with their afternoon tea creation and a brief
description on social media, tagging The Scottish Cafe on Instagram(www.instagram.com/thescottishcafe), Twitter (@Continibites) or Facebook(www.facebook.com/theScottishCafe), and using hashtag #ContiniBakeOff by Wednesday 30th September.

Entrants must live in Scotland, love home baking and be over 18 years of age. Entries from childrenmust be supported by a parent, guardian or teacher.

Last year, 14-year-old Grace Warnock from Prestonpans in East Lothian was crowned the contestchampion. Grace, who attends Preston Lodge High School, came out on top as the first ‘Contini BakeOff’ winner, having impressed the judges with her Trifle, Banoffee, Apple Pie and Lemon Meringuecupcakes. Grace has been baking at home with her mum since she was only three years old andreally enjoys baking crispy cakes, biscuits and bread in the kitchen with her family.

Carina Contini and our specialist pastry chefs will be amongst thepanel of expert judges to make its shortlist of mouth-watering morsels and select the overall starbaker. Judges will be looking for technical ability, creative flair, originality and use of local ingredients,but ultimately a delicious and eye-catching addition to The Scottish Cafe’s signature afternoon teamenu.

We had such an amazing response to our ‘Contini Bake Off’ competition last year andhad so much fun judging the entries, that we wanted to offer people the chance to show off their
culinary flair again this year. With the home baking trend continuing to grip the nation, we’re encouraging talented amateur cooksof all ages to rise to the occasion once again and put their culinary skills in the limelight. Last year, Grace Warnock really did rise to the challenge and dazzled us with her baking talent. Thisyear, we’d be keen to see more entries from schools, families, grandparents and their grandchildrenof all ages.

Good luck!

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