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Pasty makers vie to be 'Crimply the best' at championships: VIDEO
11:00am Sunday 17th February 2013 in Cornwall
As skilled pasty makers prepare their pastry and get ready to be 'crimply' the best at the World Pasty Championships, organisers have annouced an array of home-grown comedy and music talent for the event.
Tthe second annual World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project will be held on Saturday, March 2.
One of the highlights will be a pasty quiz fronted by the Kernow King, who popped into Eden before the big day for a lesson in speed crimping.
Have a look below.
The Kernow King will be joined by a host of Cornish-born and baked talent: the 11-strong male voice choir The Oggymen, Bodmin-based comedian Rob Barrett, the Cornish Wurzells, young singing sensation Saskia Maxwell, singer-songwriter Gareth Lee and bluegrass band Flats and Sharps, who will be playing throughout the day.
Redruth raconteurs of rap Hedluv + Passman will also be on the bill and have even recorded a special version of their song The Shape of a Pasty just for the competition, which can be heard here.
The day will be crammed full of activities for visitors to get involved with, from pasty workshops with The Chough Bakery, who featured on the BBC 2 programme The Fixer, to beer tasting at the Sharp’s real ale bar and speed-crimping competitions.
People will also be able to immerse themselves in tasty trivia with a pasty forum, a whirlwind tour through the history of the pasty and a demonstration from Cornishman Martin Chiffers, former executive pastry chef at the Savoy Hotel, London.
The day will end with an awards ceremony and a grand Oggy Oscars to celebrate, with music from funk band Skin Tight, and Mr. Champ, Eden’s very own gentleman DJ.
Chris Pritchard, from Eden, said: “We’ve scoured every nook, cranny and pantry of the Duchy to find the best entertainment and the most skilled chefs to celebrate the humble pasty.
“Whether you’re entering a pasty into the competition, supporting a competitor or just want a great day out with friends and family, there is no chance of going bored (or hungry) at the World Pasty Championships.”
This year’s competition has eight classes in all with the chance for companies, professionals, amateurs and juniors to show off their best traditional pasty or unusual recipe.
The addition of the new company and junior classes follows the success of last year, where more than 100 competitors battled it out to become pasty champions.
There is still plenty of time to register for the competition, which costs £10 for each entry, or £5 for junior entries, and allows each competitor to bring in one guest free on Saturday, March 2.
To read the full rules and register online, go to: www.edenproject.com/world-pasty-championships-rules or ring the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972.