12:29 Wednesday 27 November 2013

Cambridge Bake Off winner Fiona McDuff to open pop-up patisserie in Ely

Written byJORDAN DAY

Cambridge Bake Off winner Fiona McDuff pictured with the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, when she won the competition. Cambridge Bake Off winner Fiona McDuff pictured with the Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, when she won the competition.

The winner of Cambridge’s first ever Bake Off competition is to open a ‘pop-up’ patisserie in Ely.

Talented baker Fiona McDuff, who lives in Ely and works as a cancer research scientist at the University of Cambridge, was crowned the winner of the inaugural contest this summer - beating almost 100 hopefuls.

Now, thanks to the support of Your Ely, a scheme launched by local businesswoman Caroline Bailey to unite business owners and promote new business opportunities in the city, Fiona will be opening a pop-up patisserie.

Fiona, who has a passion for French-inspired patisserie, will be running the business at Spa Ely in Forehill, which is owned by Caroline, on Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7.

She wowed the Bake Off judges with her ‘wonky’ sponge cakes flavoured with champagne, limoncello and passion fruit.

Caroline is hoping to support more pop-up shops in Ely. Visit www.yourely.co.uk.

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