Save the Family held their inaugural Summer Bake Off event at their Cotton Hall Farm site.
Local groups and organisations, and members of the public, were invited along to take part by entering their baking, browsing the stalls and enjoying the demonstrations and refreshments.
The expert judges for the afternoon were Sheila Icke of the British Sugarcraft Guild, Kerri Elston and Ann Gardiner from Mad Hatters Tearoom in Chester and Julie Holroyd, wife of local businessman and Save the Family trustee, Bill Holroyd.
Mrs Icke also did a demonstration for the guests on how to decorate a lemon fudge cake and six individual cupcakes.
The competition had two categories – decorated layer cake and scones categories – and both were very popular with a variety of interesting and different entries.
There was a tie for first place in the cake category between a sprite lemon and lime cake, made by Cath Champion, one of the volunteers, and carrot cake, made by Charlotte, one of the residents at Cotton Hall Farm.
Charlotte was particularly pleased to have been a joint winner because she had never made a cake before.
Winner of the scones category was Nina Robson, who lives locally and baked her favourite apricot and almond scones with a lemon cream filling.
Nina’s apricot scones were also voted the overall winner on the day and won her afternoon tea for two at Mad Hatters.
Ivor Freeman of Pampered Chef did a cooking demonstration with lots of samples to try afterwards.
Local businesses Walk Mill in Waverton provided flour for sale and Bellis Brothers of Holt donated gift vouchers to help make the event a success.
Save the Family’s youth group Include Us made jewellery that was for sale on the day.
Steve Peaurt, Save the Family general manager, said: “We’re delighted to have hosted such a positive event here at Cotton Hall Farm and welcome so many new people to the charity.
“We were particularly pleased that the event involved our resident families and staff with the local community and gave them something to join together and be immersed in and excited about.
“It is important that we continue to build local links and we hope that this momentum is something we can keep building on in the future.”