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We’ve found the best cake in the Cotswolds!

PUBLISHED: 13:06 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 15:27 04 September 2015

Eat cake with Cotswold Life

Eat cake with Cotswold Life

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Following the successful cake tasting event in Bath, Cotswold Life is proud to announce the winner of The Best Cake in the Cotswolds

People gather to taste the Cotswold cakes.People gather to taste the Cotswold cakes.

The sun was shining, the street performers singing and the shoppers out in force on Old Bond Street, Bath, for the first ever Cotswold Life event to find the Best Cake in the Cotswolds. The competition was tough, but luckily the people of Bath were on hand to help pick a winner.

Passing members of the public – whether they were on their lunch break, enjoying the school holidays or on a day out in the spa city of Bath – all took on the gruelling task of tasting each cake and voting for their favourite. It was a close competition. All of the cakes had a great reaction from the public and gathered high numbers of votes – a testament to the skill of our local Cotswold bakeries. But there could be only one winner and we are pleased to announce that The Best Cake in the Cotswolds is Cotswold Cakes’ Lemon Buttercream Cake.

The Cakes

Bealicious BakeryBealicious Bakery

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Bealicious Bakery

Bealicious Bakery create a range of cakes from classic bakes and decorative cupcakes right through to opulent celebration cakes and corporate orders. Based in Churchill near Chipping Norton, Bea also runs baking workshops, that take place in her farmhouse style kitchen.

Coffee and Nut Cake by Tortique

Iryada from Tortique with her Coffee and Nut CakeIryada from Tortique with her Coffee and Nut Cake

Based in Bishopstone, Tortique specialise in wedding and occasion cakes designed exclusively to order. As well as creating delicious cakes, Tortique also offer private event catering with custom-made menus.

Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Zesty Icing by Beau’s Bakehouse

Beau's BakehouseBeau's Bakehouse

Beau’s Bakehouse is a small bakery based in Frampton-on-Severn, near Stroud. Their cakes and other bakes can be found in local shops, farmers markets and cafés around the Cotswolds or ordered online via their website.

Orange, Lemon and Lavender Cake by Lavender Bakehouse

Lavender BakehouseLavender Bakehouse

With a focus on local food supplied by small producers, the Lavender Bakehouse in Chalford offers a range of food, from breakfasts to afternoon tea, in addition to a selection of home-made cakes including their signature bake – the Orange, Lemon and Lavender Cake.

Rainbow Cake by Cleo’s Cupcakes

Cleo's CupcakesCleo's Cupcakes

Sophia and Alan of Cleo’s Cupcakes create a range of cupcakes in vibrant colours and flavours. Based in Dursley, the couple can deliver cupcakes across Gloucestershire. Their new shop is set to open in Dursley Town late September 2015.

Lemon Buttercream Cake by Cotswold Cakes

Cotswold CakesCotswold Cakes

Based in Slimbridge, Cotswold Cakes specialise in wedding cakes, christening cakes, birthday and novelty cakes. The Gloucestershire bakery individually design each cake they bake and offer a consultation service for wedding cake designs.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Orange Frosting by Shipston Bakery

Shipston Bakery and CafeShipston Bakery and Cafe

Shipston Bakery and Café in serve quality home cooked food and freshly ground Italian coffee from their location in Shipston-on-Stour. In addition to offering a bespoke cake service they also cater for local businesses.

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