The Golden Rolling Pin Award 2019
Following much deliberation a steward’s enquiry and an objection, the inaugural Menorca CC cake of the year results are listed below.
There are six finalists. In no particular order
Mrs Truelove – Citrus Drizzle
Mrs Cockroft – Ginger and Treacle Sponge
Mrs Taylor – Glazed Berry Sponge
Mrs Dow – Carrot Cake
Mrs Duchin – Orange and Sultana
Mrs Manners – Victoria Sponge
Mrs Kernall – Lemon, Cardamom and Vanila Cake
Mrs Hagger – Cornflake Cake
Mrs Brayne – Lemon and Ginger Cake
Mrs Truelove’s Citrus Drizzle was a rip snorter which top trumped Mrs Cockroft’s Lemon Drizzle cake the previous day. The plumber’s wife hit back hard the following week however showing great seasonal awareness with a tactically astute Ginger and Treacle sponge. It was much more of a winter warmer than the normally lightweight Lemon Drizzle Cake.
Mrs Taylor impressed everyone with the Glazed Berry Sponge. Beautifully presented rich in flavour, light to the touch and a real contender for the title.
Mrs Dow also excelled on the presentation and the flavoursome Carrot Cake pushed the judges to the limit.
Mrs Brayne picked up on the judge’s penchant for anything enhanced with ginger and her Lemon and Ginger Cake was given serious consideration.
Mrs Kernall used the family professional catering experience to her full advantage and also left the judges debating in to the small hours.
Mrs Hagger’s Cornflake Cake was also worthy of deliberation. She is also to be thanked for her fluid supply of cookies and rice crispy cakes throughout the season. Ably assisted by daughter Zoe.
Mrs Rowberry’s Rocky Road is also a favourite amongst the local team. Outgoing skipper Cotton particularly enthused with this one.
Mrs Manners who was the leader throughout and bookies favourite once she raised the bar with her Victoria Sponge was disqualified after accusations of a bought base were upheld. Not even the magnificent double cream embellishment enough to pull the wool over the eagle eyed judges.
One can almost feel the shockwaves reverberating through the Ladies Luncheon Club once this becomes common knowledge.
There can however only be one winner and I’m delighted following much heart wrenching deliberation and by the slimmest of margins (which somehow doesn´t sound quite right in a cake competition) to award it to Mrs Ally Duchin for her Orange and Sultana cake. A true champion of the pantry which ticked all the right boxes.
I would like to thank all the ladies who contributed this year on behalf of the players and visitors alike.