A WEST Somerset College student has beaten off competition from around Bristol and Somerset to make it through to the finals at The BIG Cake Show.

Holly Bale, a year 10 student, will now face competitors at the semi-final on February 28.

The BIG Cake Challenge, supported by grainchain.com, was launched in December 2013 across the South West to find the region’s best BIG baker.

Youngsters across the county were encouraged to create an original, extravagant bake, within a £5 budget.

They were judged and the seven top young bakers were put forward to the Regional Final at Cotham School in Bristol last Wednesday.

The pressure is now on for Holly who will be judged by Glenn Cosby from the Great British Bake Off and celebrity chef Peter Gorton at The BIG Cake Show final on March 28.