MIXERS to the ready – Wirral’s Great Bake Off contest will make the best cakes for Comic Relief.
The Great Heswall Bake Off has been organised by staff at Laird Assessors to crown the best baker the Queen of Cakes, in homage to Mary Berry.
The event will be held on Red Nose Day this Friday for the good cause.
The baker who raises the most money from their cakes will be crowned the winner.
Pippa Saunders, from Laird Assessors, said: “Around 10 of us budding bakers will be taking part, making a wide variety of cakes, from mocha marbled loaf cake with white ganache, love heart biscuits with raspberry filling, carrot cake muffins, shortbread, giant cookies, Red Nose cake pops and scones to lemon sponge cake.
“All money raised from the charity bake sale will go to Comic Relief.
“We hope many residents will pop in to the office and sample our tasty treats to decide who will take Mary Berry’s Queen of Cakes crown.
“We regularly hold charity events to raise money for different charities.”
Members of the public can sample the delights from 10am to 5pm at the offices in Pensby Road, Heswall.
Meanwhile Skipton Building Society in Greasby will be having fun for Red Nose Day on Friday.
Staff at the branch in Greasby Road will be dressed in silly wigs, selling cakes and biscuits and generally make fools of themselves all day, from 9am to 5pm.
Customer advisor Stuart Webb added: “This is the first time we have held a Red Nose Day because the branch has only been open for two years.
“We hope many people from around the village will come down and support us for a very good cause.”
Ryman stationery store in Birkenhead have also donned their aprons and baked sweet treats for Red Nose Day.
Staff baked cupcakes, biscuits and treats which they sold at the store and raised £127, plus £80 from the collection bucket, for the charity which tackles world poverty.
Shop manager Cheryl Dixon said: “We started selling our cakes at 9.30am and thought we would be at it all day. But by noon we had basically sold out of everything which was amazing.”