Exmouth girl’s new shortcake ice cream is a winner for RNLI

PUBLISHED: 10:44 30 March 2015

Katie Burke (front centre) samples her ‘Katie’s Strawberry Shortcake’ flavour gelato with the other four finalists and (back left to right): Owner 	of Antonio’s, Tony Badcott; Emma Chandler and Andy Williams from 		Exmouth RNLI.

Katie Burke (front centre) samples her ‘Katie’s Strawberry Shortcake’ flavour gelato with the other four finalists and (back left to right): Owner of Antonio’s, Tony Badcott; Emma Chandler and Andy Williams from Exmouth RNLI.

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A seven-year-old Exmouth schoolgirl has won a competition to create a flavour of ice cream to be sold at Antonio’s in The Strand.

Katie Burke was announced as the winner on Monday, March 23, at the café with all five finalists and their parents present.

This is the second year running that Antonio’s has asked local schoolchildren to come up with a special flavour to help raise money for the lifesaving charity.

This year, the competition was open to Exeter Road Community Primary School and The Beacon Church of England Primary School pupils.

‘Katie’s strawberry shortcake’ was shortlisted with four other entries and was chosen as the winner by owner Tony Badcott.

He said: “It’s a really simple, imaginative flavour which will ultimately raise a lot of money for Exmouth RNLI.

“Last year’s winner, ‘Darcy’s doughnut delight’, helped raise £350 and was consistently in our top five popular flavours throughout the year.”

The new flavour will be on sale from the beginning of the Easter holidays and will be available all year.

Beacon Primary School pupil Katie will be awarded a five-litre tub of her winning flavour to enjoy with her family. The four other finalists will also be treated to gelato prizes.


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