Manchester’s Village Bakers hosts Pride Fringe Festival Great Village Bake Off

John Whaite, Jenny McAlpine , Claire Mooney

John Whaite, Jenny McAlpine , Claire Mooney - Credit: Archant

Crumbs! There were more than 40 entries in the Great Village Bake off hosted recently by Manchester’s Village Bakers as part of the Pride Fringe Festival.

From tartiest tart to camp cupcakes and firmest buns, not to mention the spectacularly colourful array of magnificent Rainbow Cakes, the Village went baking mad.

Judging the event was baking expert and winner of the 2012 series of BBC2’s The Great British Bake Off, John Whaite, with actress and Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine and Manchester Pride Patron Claire Mooney, all keen to tickle their tastebuds with the fabulously creative edible entries.

The icing on the cake were the prizes. Best in Bake-Off was won by Neill Duncan with his incredibly creative and technically challenging Stack of Rainbow Cake Polo Shirts.