BAKO North Western (BNW) invited customers to create the perfect birthday cake as part of its 50th-year celebrations.

Customers and colleges in the north west competed in two categories – professional and student – so that both its customer base and bakers of the future could enter.

Wedding Cakes by Marion triumphed in the Professional category with a three-tiered cake inspired by BNW’s logo colours and showcasing many BAKO products. Rebecca Crompton of Sheffield College beat off competition in the Student category with a Peak District-inspired five-tier cake with bunting and topped with a birthday cupcake.

The winners will each receive £200 in vouchers, a winner’s trophy and certificate plus a canvas of their cake. Runners-up received £100 in vouchers and a certificate.