Mama’s Cupcakes from Cheshunt, Herts has been crowned overall champion of our national Cupcake Competition, in association with National Cupcake Week.

Co-sponsored by Puratos and Chelver, the forthcoming week, 14-19 September, is designed to promote the highly popular baked good and the different recipes bakers can use to create them.

Mama’s Black Forest Cupcake was chosen as overall winner and will represent Supreme Saturday during the week. The five other winning entries, which will represent Monday to Friday, were: Eat Your Greens Cupcake created by Country Cupcakes; Summertime Fizz created by The Cupcake Girl; The White Rabbit, created by Fantasy Cupcakes; Crazy Lemon Cupcake by the Crazy Baker; and Very Vanilla by Patacupcake.

The guest judging panel included celebrity cake-maker Mich Turner, award-winning baker and author Dan Lepard, and Leiths Baking Bible co-author Fiona Burrell.

l For more details see pages 22-24.