THE Roath Junior Bake Off raised a record-breaking amount of money at this year’s “hugely successful” Wellfield Winter Festival.
The competition saw a record-breaking number of entries and raised £650, far exceeding last year’s total.The money raised will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Centre at Llandough Hospital.
Thousands gathered at 5.15pm to watch Junior Bake Off winners, Jonathan Mellor, Isabel Guinee and Ruby Jenkins, switch on the Christmas Lights.
Isabel and Ruby amazed judges with their winter-wonderland-themed desserts, while Jonathan showed off his creative flair to produce a cake showing Santa coming down the chimney.
Competition organiser Wayne Courtney hailed the “absolutely amazing day”, saying: “We still can’t quite believe the turnout. It’s been much bigger than previous years and we reckon there must’ve been over 2,000 people here at its peak.
“Wellfield Road was rammed from one end of the street to the other and the church hall where we held the Bake Off was full all afternoon.”
People from across the city came to Roath to see the festive season kick off in style, where fairground rides and performances from local school choirs kept the revellers entertained all afternoon.
Mr Courtney added: “The event is good for the community, good for local businesses and good for charity, and it’s great to see local faces come together.
“So much work goes in to organising the event, so it’s lovely to finally see the rewards.”