So – this week I’ve been busy baking a lot. I was getting my entries ready for the local horticultural fair. You could enter baking, veggies and photographs, in order to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in this annual event – or even a trophy if you’re lucky.
This year I entered every one of the photographic choices: Flowers, Wildlife, Garden Scenes, Forest Scenes and Mountain Scenes.
I also entered a few of the baking catagories:
- Traybake - (I did rocky road and chocolate brownies)
- Cupcakes – (White chocolate and raspberry, and chocolate orange)
- Truffles – (Mint chocolate, and chocolate with coconut)
- Decorated sponge cake – (motif of a stamp with the Queen’s silhouette)
It was quite a lot of work, but I really enjoyed myself/ The event opened to the public at 2.00pm – and an entry fee of just a pound entitled folk to tea, coffee and baking; or, if you were a participant, all of this was free.
Entering unlimited entries was a very reasonable one pound fee, I’m working to raise money for the community, all the while enticing as many people as possible.
I went to the show just as it opened at 2.0pm, and was super happy to discover that I’d won some prizes.
I got a 1st for my Rocky roads; four 2nds and six 3rds overall, so I was pretty chuffed.
I’m already looking forward to next year and aiming to improve on this time.
Ellis Cameron, Young in Argyll correspondent
The photographs accompanying this article are by Ellis Cameron.