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Award-winning cakes... and a mention in the press!

posted 1 Sep 2012, 14:03 by Jenny Cole   [ updated 8 Oct 2013, 07:11 by Owain Cole ]
It's been an exciting week here at The Rookery.  Last weekend, as part of Malmesbury's Carnival celebrations, the town's annual Garden Club Show took place, with entries of fruit, vegetables, artwork, baking and the ever-popular children's crafts.  Having won first prize in the Fruit Cake and Victoria Sponge Cake categories for the past three years, I was keen to hold onto my title, and this year decided to go all out and enter every category in the Baking section.  I came away with first prizes for my fruit cake, Victoria sponge cake, sausage rolls and assorted canapes, and second prizes for shortbread, decorated cupcakes and lemon meringue pie.  I was also the overall winner of the baking section, and brought home a very nice trophy for my efforts!  We are very proud of our delicious welcome trays at The Stables at The Rookery, so you can be sure that some of these recipes will be making their way into the cottage for guests to enjoy very soon.

Further excitement this weekend when we realised that we had a mention in the October edition of Country Homes and Interiors Magazine - in their "Postcard from Malmesbury", where we are the recommended self-catering cottage for a stay in our lovely town.  The next couple of months are already looking very busy at The Stables - and with the Autumn Colours at nearby Westonbirt Arboretum about to begin, this is the perfect time to visit Malmesbury and the Cotswolds.