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Hat’s off to Hunters’ egg-cellent edible Easter bonnet

Scarborough confectioner creates 1.7kg Belgian chocolate bonnet for Hunters of Helmsley

Hunters of Helmsley has created a very special Easter bonnet as part of the town’s Easter celebrations – and it’s totally edible.

Helmsley is running an Easter Bonnet Trail around the town from 8th to 28th April, with visitors having to match the bonnet to the business for the chance to win a prize.

Hunters commissioned Scarborough-based confectioner Linda Jameson, the owner of Lindy Lou Creations and chocolatier at Ampleforth Plus, to design a very special Belgian chocolate bonnet to be used in its shop window – before being raffled off to one lucky winner, raising money for a local cause.

The 1.7kg creation is the size of a real Easter bonnet. Made from Belgian milk chocolate with hand crafted sugar Easter flowers it took over eight hours to create.

Raffle tickets to win the chocolate Easter bonnet can be purchased from Hunters and cost £2 each. A winner will be drawn at random on 29th April, with all the funds raised going to the Helmsley Christmas Lights fund.

Christine Garnett, who owns Hunters of Helmsley with husband Chris, said: “We love to get involved in the trails and events organised by the Helmsley in Business group, as it’s great to be able to offer something extra to visitors. We decided to go all out with the Easter bonnet – it may look too good to eat, but it will taste delicious, as all Linda’s amazing creations do! One lucky winner will be able to choose whether to wear it or eat it – but I think I know which I’d go for….!”

The award-winning Hunters deli has been based on Helmsley’s Market Place for 29 years. For more information about Hunters of Helmsley go to www.huntersofhelmsley.com