BBC Great British Bake Off inspires Cambs Fire and Rescue to launch their own version, with Rudy first star baker

Rudy with her Black Forest Gateau. Picture: CAMBS FIRE.

Rudy with her Black Forest Gateau. Picture: CAMBS FIRE. - Credit: Archant

Cambs Fire and Rescue has got BBC British Bake Off fever and launched their version of the hit show, with workers taking it in turns to wow with their creations.

The Black Forest Gateau. Picture: CAMBS FIRE.

The Black Forest Gateau. Picture: CAMBS FIRE. - Credit: Archant

The first star baker is ICT support technician Rudy, who has worked at Cambs Fire for nearly two years and as a keen baker outside of work.

She thrilled co-workers with her delectable Black Forest Gateau, inspired by a BBC Good Food online recipe.

Rudy said: “I found that patience is the key with this recipe. Better to wait until the ganache has fully cooled before pouring it onto the cream as it just melts everywhere - I’m not sure how they are going to do it in such a short timeframe on the show!”

The light-hearted competition also has a serious propose - raising awareness of dangers of fires in the kitchen. To combat this, the fire service has made a list of some top tips to stay safe.


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Kitchen safety top tips

1) Baking can make your kitchen cluttered. Keep hobs clear of flammable materials.

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2) Don’t get distracted! Give baking your full attention.

3) Keep your oven, hobs and grills clean. Grease and fat can easily catch fire.

4) Don’t forget to test your smoke alarms regularly.

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