Brownies taste success


Kincardine and Deeside County have been holding a ‘Big Brownie Bake Off’ as part of the movement’s centenary celebrations in 2014.

The contest was chosen as the girls always love to bake in their weekly meetings and many of them enjoy watching the Great British Bake off on TV.

There are approximately 400 Brownies in the county, aged from seven to 10 years old. split in to 24 units over eight districts.

They and they are spread over the area from Ballater in the west, to Lumphanan in the north and Portlethen, Stonehaven and Inverbervie in the east and as far southwards as Luthermuir.

The competition has three rounds. In the first round at their weekly meetings, the guides had to decorate fairy cakes.

In the second round, the competition went up a notch with the girls having to make and decorate a sponge cake.

The Girlguiding Kincardine and Deeside Facebook page says of the competition: “The final is taking place on May 5 and we have very kindly been offered use of the Cow Shed restaurant’s cook school facilities in Banchory for this.

The girls will take part in a live final, judged by the head chef of the Cowshed, Graham Buchan, as well as some members of Guiding from the area. The challenge will be to make and decorate a birthday cake.

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