Former Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty took part in a bonkers bake off for bunnies at the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show last weekend, whipping up wild food for rabbits at the show’s first-ever cookery demo.
Rather than impress the Bake Off judges, the amateur baker showed of her skills to a much fluffier panel of experts as she cooked for the region’s rabbits, alongside Burgess Pet Care’s expert vet nutritionist Suzanne Moyes – displaying all the wit and charm that made her name on the hit BBC 2 show.
Sandy and Suzanne caused quite a stir with their nutritious nibbles for rabbits at the cookery theatre on January 30 and 31 at the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate – cooking up a forage-friendly version of Burgess’s latest specialist product Nature’s Blend – a nugget food for rabbits made from wild hedgerow ingredients, with probiotics and Lucerne extract.
Around 3,000 small animals and their breeders, including cavies, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats and rabbits, attended the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show – one of the longest running and biggest small animal shows in the UK. “It was fantastic to be part of such a fun and educational cookery demo,” said pet lover Sandy, owner of a rescue dog called Sloopy. “Not only have I learnt that rabbits have two stomachs, I’ve also helped spread the word that we all need to pay more attention to our pet’s diet and well being.”