Six year old from Gloucester wins national baking contest

Alfie Abbott's creative designs will be turned into a national recipe that will be sold across the UK next year.

By Emma Luther  |  Published
Alfie Abbott with his winning design.

It's a dream come true for little Alfie Abbott after his entry into a national baking contest saw him crowned the UK's winner.

The six-year-old, who lives in Gloucester, came up with a magical mix that wowed judges in the Bottled Baking Company's ‘Make a Mix Campaign’.

​Val Stones from the Great British Bake Off, ​children’s cookery author Annabel Karmel MBE and Masterchef  star Michele Rodriguez-Wise picked Abbott's rocky road creation from dozens of entries from around the UK.

The contest challenged children to pick out the perfect blend of ingredients they'd love to eat and share with friends.

Abbott's ‘Scrumptious Rocky Road Mix’, which includes milk and white chocolate chips, raisins, biscuits and pink and white marshmallows, will become a ‘scrumptious fridge cake’ and the firm's first no-bake recipe.

His mix will be manufactured into a real bottle at Bottled Baking Co. headquarters in Leeds next month. Once it's ready, it will be stocked online with the chance of one day appearing on the shelves of John Lewis and Fenwicks. 

Abbott's mum Ranja said: 'Alfie has adored baking from a really young age and loves to try new recipes whenever he can. He wanted to design something colourful, delicious and simple that anyone could attempt to make. 

'He is so excited to know someone liked his picture, and will be amazed to see it come to life and be on the shelves soon.

'Thank you to the Bottled Baking Co. and the judges for allowing children to express their creativity and to be heard. We are very proud of him.'

Founder of the Bottled Baking Company, Greg Fraser, said: 'It’s been so exciting watching entries flood in and seeing all the love, creativity and thought that's gone into every design. It was so tough to narrow them down but Alfie's mix is a deserving winner.

'Not only is he super creative, all the way down to the cutting and sticking of each ingredient, but he has created what will be our first no-bake mix. This will allow so many more children to lead the way through the whole baking process - no more handing over to mum and dad to put in the oven. I can't wait to develop this mix with Alfie's input and see his face when the mix is made into a real life bottle.'

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