Young Rugby girl praised by Bake Off’s Mary Berry at cooking competition

Isobel with Mary Berry
Isobel with Mary Berry

A talented young baker brushed shoulders with celebrities after getting to the final of a cooking competition.

Isobel (pictured above) applied to be a contestant in the Cake vs Pies competition at CarFest South last weekend.

Isobel with Chris Evans

Isobel with Chris Evans

There were more than 500 entries for the children’s cake competition and 11-year-old Isobel was chosen for the top 20.

She came third in her cake category and was congratulated on stage by Great British Bake Off stars Mary Berry and Paul Holywood, and popular DJ and presenter Chris Evans.

A crowd of 30,000 people applauded Isobel’s efforts.

Mary Berry judged the cakes and said Isobel’s cheesecake was ‘delicious’.

Isobel on stage at CarFest

Isobel on stage at CarFest

Proud mum Tessa said it was a great day and Isobel is now looking forward to starting high school.