Let them eat cake! City rises to baking challenge

Strictly Come Baking, where bakers took their cakes and cookies, using fair trade ingredients to be judged. Members of the public were also able to sample the cakes
Strictly Come Baking, where bakers took their cakes and cookies, using fair trade ingredients to be judged. Members of the public were also able to sample the cakes
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YOU ain’t seen muffin yet - according to the organisers of Sheffield’s Strictly Come Baking event.

Delicious brownies, moist buns and crunchy biscuits were on offer for all to try at the Winter Garden as part of a city bake-off yesterday – but there was a twist.

Every tasty morsel, created by Sheffield bakers using favourite family recipes, was made using fair trade ingredients only.

Sheffield Methodist District organised the event to celebrate the annual fair trade Fortnight, which aims to promote the use of fair trade goods and ingredients.

Head judge Reverend Vernon Marsh said: “I am not sure if tasting all these baked goods will have been good for my waistline, but it’s been a fantastic day!

“Our churches are committed to fair trade, because buying and using fair trade goods helps support small farmers across the world to get a fair deal and live better lives.

“The fair trade movement is constantly expanding and we thought this would be a great way to promote what can be done with the wide range of fair trade goods available in shops today.”