Suffolk cafes take on the Great British Bake Off with their very own scone wars

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition - Credit: Archant

As masterbakes prepare to do battle on tonight’s Great British Bake Off, staff at Realise Futures in Ipswich today launched their very own contest.

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition - Credit: Archant

The competition pits the organisation’s five Suffolk cafés against each other, to find out whose scones were the tastiest.

The cafés taking part in the lip-smackingly tasty tournament were the Town Hall Tea Room and St Lawrence café in Ipswich, Nowton Park Café and Café Libra in Bury St Edmunds and Café Libra at Felixstowe Library.

Steve Bruce, operational manager of Realise Futures catering, said: “What makes the great British scone was hotly contested by all our staff, and there were fine examples to be found at each of the cafés.”

From now until August 21, anyone who buys a scone at any of the cafés can enter a draw to win a chance to be a competition judge, alongside Realise Futures chief executive Sarah Sharlott, and announce the final winner.

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition

Realise Futures staff taking part in the Scone Wars competition - Credit: Archant

Mr Bruce added: “The idea for the competition came from the fact that our café staff are quite competitive and they all think they bake the best scone – so we thought it would be fun to have a competition and get the customers involved too, and so Scone Wars was born.”

Any scone customers wishing to enter the competition and win a chance of being picked to judge the final, should take a selfie of them enjoying their scone and tweet it to @Realisefutures or to facebook.com/RealiseFutures

See more on the Great British Bake Off here