Carol sets sights on next contest after missing out

Carol Harris at home in Farington
Carol Harris at home in Farington

A keen cook has narrowly missed out on seeing her cake being sold in a supermarket.

Carol Harris, from Farington, Leyland, made it through to the final of a sweet treats competition on ITV1’s Lorraine show.

The 50-year-old’s baked delight – a pineapple cake with ginger and caramel topping - was one of three in the final, but Carol’s cake didn’t make the top spot.

The mum-of-one appeared on the breakfast show this morning. The winning sweet treat a ‘orange and ginger cherub’ will now go on sale in Waitrose.

Carol, who lives with daughter Ruby, 10, said: “It was a fabulous experience, out of hundreds I was stood up there.

“I am very glad that I entered, I would encourage anybody to do it and give it a go.”

The budding cook has made it through to the final of another competition which is being judged on Facebook.

She entered a competition at the Bramley Apple website and is through to the final six with her pork and Bramley Apple Jamaican spiced patties.

Carol added: “It’s what I love doing I can’t give up at the first hurdle. It’s a notch on my belt, I can go out and say this is what my recipes are like.

“I will keep in touch with the other two contestants.

“I’m on to the next thing now, I’ve got to try and win the next one, the prize is a weekend at a cookery school - that would be right up my street.”

Carol, who cares for her parents, Shelia and Cecil, both 86 and is also involved in the Windrush history has appeared on the TV show before.

In 2012 she entered the programme’s Britain’s Best Pie competition and made it to the final three with her pepperpot pie.

Later the same year she also appeared on The One Show.