Let them eat cake!
TASTY treats aplenty filled Balbriggan Library with the sweet smell of cake as it hosted a very special Great Balbriggan Christmas Bake-Off.
They are fond of their baking in Balbriggan and this event follows a very similar competition held in early summer as part of the Balbriggan Summerfest celebrations.
Of course, this town's fondness for baked goods is know across the country now thanks to the participation of Balbriggan's Barbara Dolan in TV3 Great Irish Bake-Off this year and Barbara is taking everything she learned on that show back to her roots as a guest judge in the Christmas competition.
It all happened at the library where cookies, cupcakes, puddings, pies, tarts and cakes, took over from the books on the shelf as the stars of the show at Balbriggan Library.
There were all kinds of prizes on offer from the prized title of Star Baker to the Best Junior Baker and Best Decoration.
Balbriggan Community College put their baking skills to the test in the competition in a category all of their own as they competed to see who the school's champion baker was.