A 10-year-old Shrewsbury schoolgirl with a passion for making cakes and croissants has won a Right Royal Bake Off to design a special treat fit for the Queen.
Hannah Main’s cake creation was crowned overall winner of a Morris Care competition to mark Her Majesty’s 90th birthday, which was open to residents, family and friends of its six care homes.
To celebrate, Hannah who is a pupil at St Georges Junior School was invited as special guest to the high tea at Radbrook Nursing Home. Morris Care’s Executive Chef Paul Ratcliffe ensured that her crown shaped design became a tasty reality, she was also presented with a shopping voucher and a commemorative coin from the Royal Mint.
Hannah’s mother Sarah, a care practitioner at Radbrook, said: “Hannah loves baking at weekends. During the school holidays, she and her younger sister Isobel come with me to the home, which is where Hannah saw the bake-off poster and asked to enter. Hannah has a great imagination and she also went online to research about the Queen to help with her design.”
Hannah was so delighted with her success that she wrote to the Queen about it. Baking is not Hannah’s only interest however; she also loves swimming and football and plays for her school’s girls’ football team and the rounder’s team.
Sarah Compton, Competition Organiser of leading care provider Morris Care said: “The Queen’s 90th birthday has created lots of interest among our residents and staff so we wanted to do something special. We had some lovely entries for our Bake Off Competition and chose a winner from each home before selecting Hannah as our overall winner. Her crown-inspired design certainly stood out and is absolutely splendid.”