BBC Look North presenter Carol Malia was left with the unenviable job of choosing the winners at an annual baking competition.

While tasting and casting an eye over each of the 80-plus entries at the Great Corbridge Bake Off was the fun part, the head judge had the tough job of choosing the winners in the three separate categories.

Split into the categories of adult, professional and under 16, the level of entries was regarded as excellent this year.

There was a double success for amateur baker Katarina Majer who scooped the top prizes for taste and presentation in the adult category.

A chef at Blanchland’s Lord Crewe Arms, Alex Miller, repeated his success in the professional category from last year. He won the same trophy in 2018 when he was working at the Angel Inn, in Corbridge.

Highly commended in the section was Spokes Kitchen’s Emma Watson, for her revolving Rubik's Cube and Charlotte Straker head cook, Debbie Amrstrong.

William Soulsby’s sports-themed cake was deemed the tastiest entry in the under 16 category, while Corbridge Middle School pupil Seb Icet was buzzing after winning the trophy for best presentation in the section with his bees cake.

Following the judging of the cakes, the exhibits were sold on to raise money for Corbridge Youth Initiative, Tynedale Hospice at Home and the village’s Charlotte Straker Project.

Jen Horton, of Corbridge Larder, was on the judging panel, and was very complimentary of the local bakers. She said: “It was an amazing effort by all of those who entered. The judges had a really difficult job.

“And with money from the sale of cakes going to local good causes, we think everyone was a winner.”