Bourne girl’s baking efforts impress The Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain

Ellie May Raymond EMN-160817-153446001
Ellie May Raymond EMN-160817-153446001

As The Great British Bake-Off returns to our screens next week one Bourne girl has already set her sights on winning a future series at the age of eight.

Ellie May Raymond, of Bourne, has been busy whipping up delicious treats in the kitchen of Copthill School in Uffington, where she has been attending Summer school this week.

On Tuesday she created a sponge cake with a berry and strawberry flavour icing topped with edible flowers and zucchini flowers that had been grown in the Copthill School garden.

Her parents were so impressed with her efforts they sent a photo to last year’s Bake-Off winner Nadiya Hussain, who replied saying: “There’s always Junior Bake off! Well done! X”

Her dad David said Elle was “amazed” to hear Nadiya’s positive feedback. But she now has to wait until May when she reaches her ninth birthday before she can apply for the BBC One show.

David has enjoyed tucking into his talented daughter’s creations! He said: “She’s always been very creative, but she seems to have found her forte with baking. On Monday she came home with an eight plaited loaf! A budding Mary Berry or Nadiya!”