The Peace Hospice, that is also one of Chess Partner’s chosen charities, helps to support patients and families affected by life limiting illnesses and were able to care for over 1500 people last year alone.

Aprons on and spatulas at the ready, day 1 got off to a sweet start with the first set of delicious creations including Creme Egg devil chocolate cupcakes by Hollie, a lemon cake by Ellie, a berry Pavlova by Becky and a gin and tonic chocolate cake by George.

Day 2 saw people whisk up yet more treats with entries featuring a fresh cream carrot cake from Jasmine, a Easter Victoria sponge courtesy of Kerri (with help from her little daughter), and a chocolate and vanilla marble loaf cake! Cakes were judged based on taste, with the cake eaters doing their best Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood impressions and scoring them out of ten, via voting slips.

By late afternoon votes were counted and the winner was announced. In 3rd place we had Kerri and her Easter Victoria sponge scoring 8.88, in 2nd place with 8.91 was Ellie’s lemon cake. With an astounding score of 9.14 the winner of The Great Chess Bake Off (drumrolls please…) was Becky and her Berry Pavlova!

Good things come to those who bake and they certainly did for Becky who took home a ‘Star Baker’ apron, Mary Berry’s ‘100 Cakes and Bakes’ book, along with a wooden spoon trophy, and the GCBO title until The Great Chess Bake Off is back again! After an amazing effort by everyone involved, Chess Partner managed to raise an incredible £73.50 for the Peace Hospice!