From delicious chocolate cakes to animal and Disney character-shaped delights, the best bakers in the borough showed off their cake-crafting talents at the Heart.

As part of the Walton Food Festival on Saturday, May 31, bakers went head-to-head to create their finest treats, which were judge on presentation, skill, creativity and taste.

Bakers were split in to three categories, aged four to 11-years-old, 12 to 18-years-old and over 18s, and were judged by former Great British Bake-off series three contestant Cathryn Dresser and Mark Lloyd from River Cottage.

Cooking demonstrations, masterclasses, food stalls and a kids’ club workshop were also on offer at the festival.

Cake-off winners in full

Age four to 11-years-old

1st place: Eve Perry from Heathside School – “Tower of Chocolate Cake”
2nd place: Sophia Lulham from Cranmere Primary School – “Sophia Rainbow Surprise Cake”
3rd place: Lily Burke from Cleves School – “Olaf Cake”

Age 12 to 17

1st Place: Victoria Lovekin from Heathside School – “Red Velvet Cake”
2nd Place: Zack Capozzi – “Banana & Chocolate Cake”
3rd Place: Lucy Edwards from Heathside School – “Chocolate Orange Marble Cake”

Age 18 plus

1st Place: Naomi Burroughes –“Where is Elma? Cake”
2nd Place: Beth Cappozzi – “Triple Chocolate Cake”
3rd Place (tie): Janine Larter – “Serendipity Cake”
3rd Place (tie): Nicola Tickner – “I do like to be beside the Seaside Cake