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Entrants are welcome for the chance to become the second holder of the Hartlepool Fairtrade Trophy.
This year the Fairtrade Town Steering group competition is to bake the best Fairtrade chocolate cake.
The rules are that the cake must be made with the back-to-basics Fairtrade cocoa and sugar and as many other Fairtrade ingredients as possible.
Bakers must have their creations delivered to Catcote Academy, Catcote Road, on Thursday, March 5 up until 10am on March 6, with a label denoting the baker’s details and ingredients, with the Fairtrade ones marked as such.
The cakes will be judged on the basis of their taste, appearance and use of Fairtrade on the following morning.
Entrants are welcome to attend the judging and can take away their cake afterwards, except for the winning cake which will be displayed alongside cakes from Middlesbrough and Stockton on the following day.