Newport chef makes giant Welsh cake for Olympic champion Geraint Thomas
2:10pm Friday 21st September 2012 in News
A NEWPORT pastry chef served up a giant Welsh cake complete with an edible gold medal to Olympic champion Geraint Thomas.
The Welsh double gold medal-winning cyclist returned to the Celtic Manor Resort, where he stayed while training for the London 2012 Games, to enjoy a break.
During pre-games training at Newport Velodrome he made no secret of his love for Welsh cakes, and so to honour his success the resort’s pastry chef, Amit Kumar, cooked up a dinner-plate-sized Welsh cake topped with a gold medal made from icing.
He said: “I’ve always loved Welsh cakes and I put a picture on Twitter when we stayed here before the Olympics, saying how nice it was to get them as a welcome gift in our rooms.” Fellow teammates Joanna Rowsell, Sir Chris Hoy and Laura Trott were among those to tweet on the social network about the hotel’s Welsh cakes during their stay.
Mr Thomas said: “It’s strange how many people from outside Wales have never heard of them.
“But it doesn’t usually take very long to convince them how delicious they are.”