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Victoria launches food festival baking contest
FOOD is the centre of attention in Salisbury this week as the city plays host to all sorts of activities as part of its food festival.
The festival started on Sunday and will culminate this weekend, with a food and drink market in the Market Place.
And for those who want to get stuck in themselves there is a special baking competition, which was launched by Victoria Chester from BBC2 show The Great British Bake Off this morning.
The Dinghams Baking Competition is encouraging young and old alike to bake and decorate a cake with the theme of Salisbury in mind.
Ms Chester, who is the chief executive of Salisbury-based charity Plantlife, said: “It’s a great honour to be part of this fantastic festival”. Chester reached the third round of the popular TV show, beating 7,000 other applicants to be one of the 12 contestants in the show.
“Shows like the Great British bake off celebrate the home baker, which means every home can take part and anyone who has a go can use their creative skills at home to share with others,” she said.
Entries should be brought to the Guildhall by 2pm on Sunday, September 16 and judging will be in two categories; up to 14 years old and over 14 years. Prizes have been donated by Dinghams Cookshop.