Giuseppe Dell’Anno, 2021 winner of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ (GBBO) TV show, was the star guest at this year’s ‘Wheatfest’ summer fair held at Primary School from Wheatfield, Bradley Stoke, on Saturday July 16th.
Mr Dell’Anno, who lives in the Bristol area and previously worked as an engineer at the National Composites Center in Emersons Green, was a judge for Wheatfield’s Bake Off competition. It had two categories, “cupcake” and “showstopper cake”, each with prizes awarded in two distinct age brackets: 12 and under and 13 and over.
Speaking to the Journal ahead of the award, Mr Dell’Anno said the entries for the Wheatfest Bake Off competition had been “very impressive” with a good selection of styles. Its main judging criteria were ‘presentation’ and ‘composition of flavours’, with a decision being made not to taste the cakes so that they could potentially be sold to raise additional funds for Friends of the Primary School. of Wheatfield PTA who organized the fair.
Mr Dell’Anno’s life has been ‘hectic’ since winning Channel 4’s GBBO competition in November 2021. He has given up his job as an engineer (although he says he would like to return to that profession at a moment) and a book is currently being written, which is scheduled for release in October. Entitled “Giuseppe’s Italian Bakes”, the cookbook includes more than 60 sweet and savory recipes and is available for pre-order on Amazon*.
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Wheatfest Bake Off Award Winners
Cupcakes, 12 and under
- Winner: Imogen W.
- Finalists: Jacob and Charlotte Cawley
Showstopper cake, 12 and under
- Winner: Grace Morton-Sherwood
- Finalist: Bonnie
Cupcakes, ages 13 and up
- Winner: Abby Smith
- Finalist: Hannah Cawley
Showstopper cake, ages 13 and up:
- Winner: Hemali Patel
- Finalist: Marie Harrison
See more photos of the cakes: The Great Wheatfest Bake Off (Album on Google Photos)
The larger Wheatfest event was blessed with glorious weather and offered no less than 34 individual attractions, including an inflatable play area and rides, raffle, sports and circus performances, service vehicles, and more. emergency, plenty of refreshment stalls and (of course) the traditional “soak a teacher”. ‘ actions.
Watch the Wheatfest 2022 Highlights video on the school website.
Sally Spencer, President, The Friends of Wheatfield Primary School PTA, said:
“The wheat festival has shaken! What a great turnout! We were blown away by the number of visitors as well as the fantastic weather! It was a brilliant day with great community spirit; something we’ve all missed over the past two years. The Friends were supported by our staff, parents and family volunteers and we could not have had such a great day without their support. Our Bake Off guest judge, Giuseppe Dell’Anno, felt like he was part of the Wheatfield family for years. It was such a pleasure to see him participate in our special day.
“To everyone who participated, thank you for coming and supporting our amazing school. What a significant sum raised to help fund great school projects and initiatives! »