IT was more a case of whisks at the ready than dabbers at a bingo hall last week.

The Hippodrome in Bishop Auckland held the Great Bishop Bake Off event in search of the town's best bakers, with cash prizes for the best cakes.

Everyone who entered the competition paid £2 per cake and it ran alongside a World's Biggest Coffee Morning event in aid of Macmillan Care Care.

Together the events raised £276 for the charity.