REGIONAL baking finals are taking place throughout Ireland this month as young baking enthusiasts compete to become Ireland’s National Junior Baking Champion, in a competition held by Aldi and youth development organisation Foróige.
Caoimhe Hurley, (15), from Castlelack Foróige Club, took one of the two top places in Saturday’s competition held in The Cookery Cottage, Cork, which puts her through to compete in the national finals taking place in the Aldi tent at this year’s National Ploughing Championships from September 17th-19th.
The young bakers in the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition 2019 have been tasked with creating the perfect Chocolate Fudge Cake.
The winner’s cake will be put on sale nationwide in Aldi stores next year and they will receive a €1,000 cash prize to help them on their baking journey.
Aldi group buying director John Curtin said: ‘The competition gives Ireland’s young people the unique chance to create a product that will be sold nationwide, fostering creativity and entrepreneurship.’
He said the 2018 winner, Eva Pierce from Gorey, Co Wexford, produced an excellent Lemon Drizzle Cake. ‘We are hoping this year’s winner can emulate her delicious cake,’ he said.