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Big Bake Finalists Announced

Eight ladies are preparing to battle it out for the title of National Big Bake Winner 2012.

Today we are delighted to unveil our finalists who will attend our “Big Bake-Off” which takes place this Thursday 27th September in Cooks Academy, South William Street, Dublin 2.

It will be judged by Award Winning Chef, TV personality and recent Celtic Cook Off Champion Gary O’Hanlon.

The competition organised by Age Action and sponsored by Bluebird Care will see the ladies battle it out for a chance to bake their masterpiece on Ireland AM on TV3 on Wednesday 3rd October with Odlum’s Catherine Leyden.

The finalists are:

Máire Davoren, from Ballybrit, Galway who will bake a Strawberry and Chocolate Gateaux.

Brid Halpin from Rathfarnham, Dublin 16 who will bake Bloomfield Butterfly Buns.

Karyn Ryan from Navan, Co. Meath who will bake her mother-in-laws secret recipe for Strawberry Torte.

Jill Neary, from Ballina, Co. Mayo who will bake a fruit soda cake.

Pamela Farrell, from Navan, Co. Meath, baking Pam’s Nicker Glory.

Laura McFadden from Carrigart who will bake Chocolate Fudge Cake.

Laoise Casey from Dundrum in Dublin will cook Bread and Butter pudding using pistachio bread.

Clare Bellis from Dublin will cook Rum and Ginger cake.

So we wish all the finalists the very best, but for now, get baking! You have a bake-off to prepare for.