YOUNG people put their cooking skills to the test by taking part in the Big Council Bake Off at Milford Haven youth centre on Tuesday.

It was the second culinary challenge hosted by Pembrokeshire Youth Services and Milford Haven Youth Council.

Aimed at promoting greater partnership working between youth councils, town councils and the county council, the event attracted participants from seven local youth councils and forums.

With representatives from local government at town and county level in attendance - plus an MP and an AM taking active roles - the day provided a unique opportunity for such interaction

Members from a number of youth councils across the county paired-up with their counterparts in town and county councils to produce a cake of their choosing on a budget of £10.

Preseli-Pembrokeshire MP Stephen Crabb and AM Paul Davies acted as judges.

Said Mr Crabb: "This event goes from strength to strength, with this year's crop of young entrants again demonstrating hugely impressive skills and creativity.

"It was almost impossible to judge between the seven cakes although sampling each of them was very enjoyable.

"But this year's honours went Josh Beynon's team for their exploding M&M cake which looked and tasted fabulous.

"Respect and thanks should also go to the youth and community teams from Pembrokeshire County Council who have worked very hard this summer on a range of innovative projects with local youngsters."

Cllr Beynon, who was supporting Young People’s Rights Forum's winning entry, said: "It was a hugely successful event which everyone enjoyed, and a big thank you to my baking partner."