Beckenham Mum wins National Baking Competition
Sarah King crowned internet TV star
Talented home baker and local teacher, Sarah King from Beckenham has proved she has all the right ingredients to become an online TV star, passing on her expertise to a potential audience of millions through a series of online baking tutorials.
The Mum of two caught the eye of the judging panel, including The Great British Bake Off’s Ruth Clemens, after her colourful elephant cake proved a hit with the online baking community as part of the Dr. Oetker Bake TV competition.
However, it was Sarah’s entry into the final stage of the competition – a home video tutorial shot in her own kitchen – that sealed the deal, combining her culinary talents with her years of teaching experience, proving she was the perfect candidate for the job.
Sarah beat off tough competition, going up against nearly 500 other aspiring bakers across the UK to win this coveted prize. She will now share both hers and Dr. Oetker’s secret tips and tricks with the rest of the nation. As if this wasn’t enough, she will also attend the prestigious Leiths cookery school in London to continue honing her skills, making bakers everywhere green with envy.
The mum of two first caught the baking bug after attending an evening class in sugar craft. Coupled with her university design background she found it was like model making but with food. Sarah said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have won the Dr. Oetker Bake TV challenge. I didn’t think I would win, especially with the level of talent involved. I am passionate about baking and a huge Dr. Oetker fan so the fact I’ll be filming the tutorials with the team is all the more exciting – I can’t wait to get started.”
Gill Davies (Marketing Director) at Dr. Oetker, said: “There were so many beautiful, creative entries but once we saw Sarah’s video her personality, huge talent and passion for baking, along with her skills really stood out. We’re very excited about working with Sarah and can’t wait to share the tutorials with our passionate online baking community.
To check out Sarah’s winning entry baking tutorials, head to www.facebook.com/DrOetkerBaking and head to the Bake TV tab.