(CMR) Home baker Anne Frawley was declared the Cayman Platinum Cake Competition winner for her “Cayman Sunrise Cake.”
The Cayman Platinum Cake Competition concluded on Wednesday with a Taste Test at Government House. Nine finalists were invited to present their cakes to judges Lori-Ann Foley, Brittani Seymour, Elizabeth Larsen and Mark Lea.
For this final round, cakes were judged based on their creativity, taste, presentation, and ability to scale up for the Queen’s Birthday Party in June.
The judges appreciated the simplicity of Ann Frawley's cake and the creative ways in which she incorporated Cayman-inspired flavors and art.
The cake is based on a family recipe adapted to include flavors and ingredients native to the Cayman Islands. Also included were hand-painted white chocolate decorations of the Royal Cypher, the Cayman Islands Coat of Arms, a stingray, turtle, blue iguana, the Silver Thatch Palm, and Banana Orchid, showing her skill, effort, and appreciation for the Cayman Islands and Her Majesty the Queen.
Governor Roper was delighted to meet all the finalists, learn about the inspiration for their cakes, and meet the judges.
“The Cayman Platinum Cake competition is part of the extensive and excellent set of activities to mark the Platinum Jubilee and Her Majesty’s incredible 70 years on the Throne. It was amazing to see the level of talent and skill within our community in this competition,” Governor Roper said.
“All the finalists did an exceptional job and should be proud to have made it to the final. Well done to them all. It was also a pleasure to meet the skilled judges who graciously gave of their time and expertise to the competition,” he added.
Frawley is now preparing to meet with Government House’s Chef Mark Lea to work on her recipe and create the cake for all to taste at the Queen’s Birthday Party on 6 June.