Glennis Hooper: Happy to become a bake off judge

Glennis, left, was a Wellingborough Bake Off judge
Glennis, left, was a Wellingborough Bake Off judge

Have Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood ever tasted 31 cakes in one session of the Bake Off, I wonder?

The thought of tasting so many seems thrilling, as you see a wonderful variety of scrumptious cakes before your eyes. Together with the mayor and mayoress of Wellingborough and John Stroud, from Discover Wellingborough, I was invited to judge three categories in the Wellingborough Bake Off.

The standard of cakes entered was extremely high and encouraging, especially the hat-themed cakes which were amazing, so we set to with great gusto, sampling biscuits, cupcakes, fairy cakes and sponges galore. It was hard to determine the winners, for in my eyes all entrants were winners for being brave enough to exhibit their creations publicly – my efforts would have been put to shame!

It was a very enjoyable experience and I congratulate and thank all those who entered, along with the organisers, for putting on something different and enthusing people to partake in a fun event while raising valuable funds for Crazy Hats.

With my cravings for sugar over, I was able to have a short rest from cakes before attending another event that involved cakes at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy when pupils and staff held a Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The school has supported our charity from the first Crazy Hats Day back in 2002 so we were delighted to attend and, again, congratulate everyone.

I have to say the offer of cakes was declined on this occasion due to an imminent appointment with the dentist!