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Thursday 19 July 2018

Taste tempting cakes in Great Dundalk Bake Off

 

Star Bakers, Cllr. Anne Campbell and Paddy Mac, with Deborah Conlon of Conlon’s Food Hall
Star Bakers, Cllr. Anne Campbell and Paddy Mac, with Deborah Conlon of Conlon’s Food Hall
Deborah Conlon and Paddy Mac at the Great Dundalk Bake Off Charity event in The Town Hall.
Star bakers Elaine McGeough, Michael McLoughlin, with Sadaf and Sana Kazi, Eskays Bistro at the Great Dundalk Bake Off Charity event in The Town Hall.
Fiona Cunningham and Cllr. Maeve Yore at the Charity Cake Sale in The Town Hall.

Olivia Ryan

It was a cake lover's delight as first ever 'Great Dundalk Bake Off' opened at An Tain theatre on Friday last.

Inspired by the popular baking TV series the exciting new addition to the town's 'Frostival' line-up saw ten local personalities come together with five local businesses in the first ever competition of its kind to be held in Dundalk.

The 'star bakers' and their mentors were; Paddy Mac and Cllr. Anne Campbell who have partnered with Conlon's Food Hall, Seamus and Christy from LMFM who joined forces with The Home Bakery, Cllr. John McGahon and Mandy Fee, mentored by 23 Seats, Brendan and Lisa Marmion who had their expert advice from McAteers The Food House & Catering, and Elaine McGeough and Michael McLoughlin, partnered with Eskays Bistro.

A range of exquisite cakes were on display as competitors and their 'mentor bakers' battled it out to take the top spot.

After an afternoon of voting, the winners announced were Dundalk FM presented Paddy Mac and Councillor Anne Campbell along with their Mentor Business Conlon's Food Hall!

All money raised from both events will be donated to St. Patricks Parish Soup Kitchen / Food Parcels and to the Dundalk Simon Community.

Councillor Campbell thanked all those who voted and supported these worthwhile charities.

She paid special thanks to Conlon's for their mentoring, and explained that their signature cake captured the welcoming home that everyone deserves, especially at Christmas time.

The Argus

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