Brownies taste success


Kincardine and Deeside County have been holding a ‘Big Brownie Bake Off’ as part of the movement’s centenary celebrations in 2014.

The contest was chosen as the girls always love to bake in their weekly meetings and many of them enjoy watching the Great British Bake off on TV.

There are approximately 400 Brownies in the county, aged from seven to 10 years old. split in to 24 units over eight districts.

They and they are spread over the area from Ballater in the west, to Lumphanan in the north and Portlethen, Stonehaven and Inverbervie in the east and as far southwards as Luthermuir.

The competition has three rounds. In the first round at their weekly meetings, the guides had to decorate fairy cakes.

In the second round, the competition went up a notch with the girls having to make and decorate a sponge cake.

Mid-Deeside South district held their district final of the Bake Off at the Crannach Coffee shop and Bakery on Monday, March 31.

Finalists Iona Kellas, 2nd Aboyne Brownies; Lizzie Scripts 1st Ballater Browies and Lucy Cormack 1st Aboyne Brownies competed to produce a sandwich cake filled and decorated.

The judges were Doug Cookson, Artisan Bread producer and Hazel McCartney, county commissioner who had a very tough job on their hands owing to the high standards of the cakes.

Winner Lizzie, from Ballater, will go forward to the final to be held on May 5 at the Cowshed in Banchory.

Thanks go to Doug at the Crannach for donating the use of premises to hold the event.

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