The Results Are In

Thank you all so much for your FABULOUS submissions to the 2020 Great Blogger’s Bake-Off and Summer Picnic.  We had over 60 submissions, from bakers and chefs of all ages.  WOW!!!!!!  You all did such an AMAZING job.  In fact, you all did so well that not only did you make me VERY hungry, but you also made my job as judge, very, very difficult.  We had a very international picnic this year, with recipes and photos coming in from all over the world.  We had everything from beverages, to desserts and cakes, to breads, to savory dishes.  Our picnic basket was definitely very full, with so many fantastic foods.  This is one great picnic.

Because we had so many submissions and so many categories, I am only going to show the winners for this year’s contest.  But in reality, YOU ARE ALL WINNERS!

And the Winners Are:

  1.  Best Effort – Shortbread cookies by Benji, Benji’s Very Big Blog






2.  The Cakes – The Drum Set, by Robbie from 



3.  Desserts – Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars by Margot Hamilton, from


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4.  Breads – The Perfect Bread Loaf by Geoff LePard at TanGental

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5.  Best Savory Dish – Vegetable Cups by Tandy Sinclair from Lavendar and Lime.



6.  Beverages – Watermelon Grenadine Mocktail by Sophie from Foodzesty





All of you are awarded the 2020 Great Blogger’s Bake-Off and Summer Picnic Gold Cup of Excellence!  You all did a fantastic job!



This has been a lot of fun.  We had so many great entries and so many wonderful dishes and recipes.

Thanks to Gary from for all of his good humor and fantastic submissions to this year’s picnic and bake off.

Many, many thanks to Mel at

for all of her hard work and dedication for making this fantastic summer “picnic” the huge success that it was.  This could not have been possible without her. She is the driving force behind this whole event.

But most importantly, thanks to ALL OF YOU for making this so much fun and such a huge success.  You are all SUPERSTARS in my book!

We can all take a much needed reprieve, then start planning on what what we want to make for next year.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone.  ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

89 thoughts on “The Results Are In”

  1. Fabulous Jeanne!!!
    Let the winners know that if they want to feature it, I will send them a 2020 STAR BAKER logo they can feature on their sites…if they want to. ❤


      1. Will do Tandy!!!
        I have been adapting the badge slightly, but I will email it to you and also as it might be easier for some to copy and paste, we will publish it in a password protected post so that the winners can access it and then copy and paste it.

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  2. I am so excited for being among these wonderful winners. So lovely to see my good friends Tandy and Geoff here too and to have met some other fantastic bakers. Thanks so much Mel, Jeanne and Gary for hosting this great challenge.

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  3. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    How exciting! My drum set cake is the winner in the cakes category of The Great Bloggers’ Bake Off. There are 5 other categories and two of the other winners are my lovely blogging friends, Geoff le Pard and Tandy Sinclair. I was delighted to meet the other three winners as well as all the other participants in this challenge. Such a lot of wonderful food and delightful recipes to try out. Congratulations to everyone who entered and thanks to Mel and Gary for organising and Jeanne for judging.

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  4. gulp, I’m rather overwhelmed. Thank you Jeanne. And blimey what a huge thank you to Mel and of course Gary for his inspiration (sic) and commitment to the cause of takeaways. Thank and well done all the winners (not that I’m surprised to see the poly-blogging-math Ms R Cheadle here – she is an inspiration!) I think I’ve go and have some toast…

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