There was sunshine galore and not a soggy bottom in sight when a hospice team had their garden party goodies given the seal of approval by Bake Off queen Mary Berry.
The Garden House crew were among the good causes invited to show off their skills, and promote their work, at an event hosted at the Sarratt home of High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Will Hobhouse.
As well as serving up treats created by volunteers, flowers that feature in the gardens at the Gillison Close hospice were fashioned into eyecatching displays by Letchworth florist Allinoneseason.
The cakes created by competing charities were put to the test by celebrity cookery commentator Mary, and although the conquering confection served up by Hitchin's British Schools Museum took top honours Garden House secured a runner-up spot and the double-tiered cake crafted by catering team leader Tina Lewis got a special mention from Mary.
Hospice development manager Katy Terry said: "Our wonderful volunteers provided delicious cakes, scones and home-made jam, and it was a fantastic opportunity to network and promote the work of the hospice - all in all a great team effort!"
Also on the guest list was Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire the Countess of Verulam, and the High Sheriff has been invited to make a visit to Garden House to see for himself the hospice's work serving the communities in North Herts and Stevenage.