Claire Burton introduced our speaker for the evening Mrs Rosemary Thomas, who is Barbara Morgan’s cousin. She proceeded to give us a very entertaining and interesting account of her application to take part in the BBC Bake Off Series 5 in the autumn of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. After she sent in her very long application form she had two telephone interviews and then had to attend two actual interviews including a screen test, one in Bristol and one in London, taking her bakes to both! We saw pictures of her bakes, admired her swan butter moulds and tasted her cake and scones which were delicious. She got to the last 50 which was a great achievement but was very disappointed not to meet Paul Hollywood or Mary Berry.
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