Cakes galore at Ipswich Hospital Charity’s first Easter bake off

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

A spectacular chocolate cake bunny, an intricate cupcake bouquet and a delicious salted caramel surprise were the stars of the Ipswich Hospital charity’s first ever Easter bake-off.

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

More than 30 people baked a cake to enter the hospital’s big charity event today, each donating £2 to the charity to take part.

After judging was completed the cakes were offered up for sale - and it wasn’t long until they were all snapped up.

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

Janshadan Islam won the ‘showstopper’ category with her creative caramel chocolate surprise and Sue Kelly won the cupcake contest with her bouquet of cakes.

A special award went to Erlinda Esleyer, who works in the emergency department, for her incredible chocolate Easter bunny.

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Lorna Watkins with her Easter bunny creation. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

“We were thrilled by how many people supported the event,” said charity head Mandy Jordan. “This was the first bake-off we have had at the hospital. “We are so grateful to every one who got involved.”