Bake Off Sandy to judge Guiseley Bake Off

Sandy Docherty, from the latest BBC Great British Bake Off, will be judging the entries at St Oswald’s 'Great Guiseley Bake Off' event on 14 May.

It's part of their Spring Fair, in which they're inviting people to bake a cake on the theme of a Royal Birthday and bring it to St Oswald's Primary School.

Sandy, who lives in Yeadon, says, “I really enjoy community events like this as it’s a great way of sharing my passion for baking and giving something back”. 

Sandy works at Titus Salt School in Bradford and was recently invited by the Bronte Society to bake a cake to mark the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte’s birth.

She adds, "Everyone should have a go at baking; it has a meditative, therapeutic quality as it’s simple and repetitive. It's creative, stimulates the senses and increases feel-good endorphins. And most of all, it makes other people happy”.

Sandy will judge the entries and then announce the winners during the fair.  Younger bakers can enter a class for under-16s.

David Mercer, one of the organisers say, “St Oswald’s has some excellent bakers and we'll also have a cake-stall and serve afternoon teas.  We’re hoping that the competition will encourage more people to get into the kitchen and have a go - we’re looking forward to see how creative people will be!”

Entries cost £1 and should be taken to St Oswald’s Primary School, Guiseley between 11am and 12 noon on Saturday 14 May.  Anyone can enter, and entry forms are downloadable from the church website.

St Oswald’s Church Spring Fair is on 14 May, 2-4pm at Guiseley Primary School and entry is free.

Contact: Tina Barry 07931 700311

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