As the nation prepares to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 70th year as monarch this summer, we’re thrilled to announce a once-in-a-lifetime competition for bakers of all ages and abilities to create a special cake that we want to suggest to people to be served at street parties, official fundraisers and community events as a dedication to the Queen!
Bishop Stortford based Enable Independent are inviting applications from their local town and surrounding villages within a 20 mile radius and aged 8 and over to create the perfect Platinum Pudding/Cake recipe with the support of our fabulous judges – Mike (Managing Director of Enable) Danielle from the South Street Pantry and editor Paul Winspear from our local newspaper – Bishop’s Stortford Independent.
To enter the competition, you need to submit your recipe, a photograph of your pudding/cake and a paragraph on why you think it would be the perfect dedication to the Queen via our competition entry form on our web-site.
If you, a friend, neighbour, colleague or family member have what it takes to create something fit for a queen, this is your chance to have some fun. The entry closing date is Friday, 27th of May!
The winner’s prize, besides the opportunity for your winning pudding to go down in history, if you’re the lucky winner you’ll be awarded:
Your very own engraved Bake off glass cake stand!
Afternoon Tea for Two Voucher
Enjoy our freshly made cakes at The South Street Pantry
2 Night stay at the award winning Lower Whitsleigh Farm
Based in rural North Devon set in it’s own 20 acres – with a choice to stay in a Luxury Safari Lodge which sleeps 6, a quirky cabin which sleeps 4 situated on an island on a lake or choose a delightful stay in an ex-milking parlour five star cottage which sleeps 5. Find out more here.
What is the Judging Criteria?
We ask that the recipe fields be completed to the best of your ability. This means filling out the recipe form in English and listing ingredients in metric measurements. In addition, our judges are looking for a winning pudding that meets the following criteria:
It Tastes Just Right
While our judges won’t be able to taste everyone’s puddings, you do need to ensure the ingredients list is 100% accurate – even a degree of imprecision will affect the flavour. And of course, it should taste, well, delicious.
The final five finalists will then get the chance to bake their recipe and have them tasted by our expert panel of judges!
Perfect for Home Bakers
Your pudding needs to be easy enough for people everywhere to recreate at home! Try to use ingredients and kitchen equipment readily available to people all over the world, rather than fancy gadgets and rare flowers only grown in your back garden.
A Memorable Story
A good pudding/cake is made with passion and pride, so we’d love to hear the story behind your entry. Perhaps the recipe was inspired by Her Majesty The Queen’s life, has been handed down through the generations of your family, or recalls one of your own special memories.
Fit for The Queen
The proof of the pudding may be in the eating, but this one will need to look the part. A few final decorative flourishes always help – and make sure your photograph is nice and clear too for our judges to see your masterpiece in all its glory.
To enter please fill in the form below and don’t forget to add your photos! Closing date is Monday 16th May.
Note, no money equivalent will be offered and the prizes are deemed as final. The winner will be notified by phone or e-mail no later than Wednesday, 25th of May and announced on our social media pages, web-site and press coverage by our lovely Bishops Stortford Independent.
Entrants will need to provide their full name, telephone number and e-mail and submit their entries on our Enable Contest page and agree to take part in any post-event publicity.
The Entrant will need to live within a 20 miles radius of Bishop’s Stortford
Entry to the competition is deemed acceptance of these rules.
No members or employees of Enable Independent Ltd will be eligible to enter.
How do you use my data?
By entering the competition and accepting our terms and conditions, you are consenting to Enable Independent, Pasticceria di Leo.and the Bishop’s Stortford Independent using your personal data for the purposes of administering the competition and prize fulfilment.
If you are shortlisted or are the winner of the competition, we may use your name and submission on its website, in public announcements and publicity to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
At the end of the application form, you have the option to opt into mailings to receive our newsletter and other offers and promotions. Your data will only be used in this way if you tick this box.
Dates For Your Diary
Monday 16th May – Judging Commences
Monday 23rd May – The 5 Finalists Are Announced
Wednesday 25th May – Winner Announced