With Royal Windsor Horse Show just around the corner (1-5 May), Show Ambassadors Jack Whitaker and Joseph Stockdale have been given a unique challenge with the show’s caterers. The showjumpers swapped their show jackets for aprons as they took on the ‘Great Royal Windsor Bake-Off’.

The pair took to the kitchen with the hopes of being crowned Star Baker, guided by the son of Mosimann’s Club founder, Mark Mosimann, and host, Francesa Hull, of Made in Chelsea fame.

The riders were shown the components of the show’s luxury afternoon tea and were then tasked to make two elements, scones and finger sandwiches. With the challenge set and the clock counting down, Jack and Joseph put their culinary skills to the test, with some interesting results, including a mishap with the baking soda.

While busy in the kitchen they reflected on why they love Windsor and their excitement for the 2024 event.

Their bakes were then judged in a blind taste test by Mark, who was impressed with both the showjumpers’ efforts, awarding Joseph the prize for the best scones and Jack the champion of sandwiches.

Francesa is a lifelong fan of Windsor and reflected on her day.

“I have been attending Royal Windsor Horse Show since I was child, and so to be involved with the Bake-Off challenge was such a fun experience and it was great to watch Jack and Joe try out their baking skills in the wonderful Mosimann’s kitchen, under the watchful eye of Mark,” she said.

“I am very much looking forward to attending the show in May and tasting the wonderful afternoon tea whilst watching all of the incredible action.”

Lead image by RWHS/Peter Nixon

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