Bake for ICP Support

We have the results! You can visit our Facebook page to see the winnng entries.


  • 0–3 years – 1st: Naomi Studebaker; 2nd: Johanna Studebaker
  • 4–6 years – 1st: Olivia Storr; 2nd: James Wild
  • 7–10 years – 1st: Annabella Mackay; 2nd: Amy Hill
  • 10+ years – 1st: Ashleigh Fenton; 2nd: Martha Croxen
  • Adults – Emma Smith

And here’s a short video, introduced by ICP Support Patron Helen George, showing all the entries:

Thanks to everyone who took part and helped raise over £400!

Just for the record, here’s what we posted about the competition.

  • Do you enjoy baking?
  • Fancy yourself as the next star baker?
  • Would you like to help ICP Support?

Then we have the perfect challenge for you! Why not enter our Easter Bake off Challenge? It couldn’t be simpler. All you have to do is create an Easter cake – could be cupcakes (recipe below if you need one!), tray bake, large cake, whatever you desire. Have fun with your children to see who can be the most creative this Easter time. Or, if you are feeling really competitive, enter on your own!


There are five age categories:

  • 0–3 years
  • 4–6 years
  • 7–10 years
  • 10+ years
  • Adults

To enter, bake your own creation (with or without your children). It would be fantastic if you could take photos or videos and tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Pay your entry of £3.50 per cake at:

There you’ll be asked for your name and age category. Once you have entered, send a picture of your cake, including the baker if you are happy for them to appear on social media, to

All entries must be finished by midnight on Monday 13 April. We will then shortlist a maximum of five for each category, and voting will be via Facebook and Instagram from 14–17 April. Share with family and friends to help you and your little one win. Prizes will be awarded on Saturday 18 April and winners notified.


  • We have first and second prizes in all the children’s categories:

    Cooking Step by Step
    1st prize

    Chef's apron
    2nd prize

  • And a first prize in the adult category:

    100 Cakes and Bakes
    1st Prize

Any questions please do not hesitate to ask – Happy Baking!

Here’s how Alice and Emily did it!

Emily Witcomb made some cupcakes (with help from mum Alice) – here they are!

Cupcake recipe

Here’s a simple recipe that you can use to make your cupcakes. It makes 10–12 cupcakes, and you can adapt it to suit your own needs.


  • 120g Butter
  • 120g Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 120g Self-raising flour

Buttercream icing

  • 140g Softened butter
  • 275g Icing sugar
  • 1–2 Tbsp milk


  1. Heat oven to 180 °C/160 °C fan/gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and mix into the butter mixture along with the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are three-quarters full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 5–10 minutes. Then place on a wire rack.
  5. For the buttercream icing, beat the butter until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat until smooth.
  6. Add the remaining icing sugar with 1 tbsp milk, adding more milk if necessary, until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add food colouring (optional) and mix well.
  7. Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag and add a nozzle of your choice. Pipe in a swirl motion and then enjoy!