It was midsummer. Everyone was eager to find out who would be this year's champion. The prize was a holiday in Hawaii.
Betty and June were experienced cake judgers. They had each won the competition three times themselves in the past. They had met through the women's institute in their town, many years ago and been best enemies ever since.
The crowd was waiting impatiently. Some children had escaped from parental control and had begun to nibble on the meringues.
Betty and June were so busy tasting cakes they didn't notice a flock or birds descending. The birds swooped down and began to steal all the cherries from the cherry pie. Owls came and ate the chocolate cake. Bluebirds came and pecked at the blueberry muffins on the table behind them.
Bye the time they noticed, almost all the cake was gone.
The only thing left was a giant chocolate swiss role made by he vicars wife - so she won the competition and took the vicar with her to Hawaii.