Pink, fluffy and full of Essex glamour, TOWIE’s Lydia Bright showed off her decorating skills today at her shop. Dressed in a colourful vintage-style cupcake outfit, 21-year-old Lydia revealed a range of limited edition TOWIE-inspired cupcakes to celebrate the launch of a Dr. Oetker national baking competition in aid of charity.Lydia has joined forces with the baking experts at Dr. Oetker to produce the bespoke ‘Cupcake Challenge’ range, available exclusively at Bella Sorella for one month, with all proceeds going to Great Ormond Street Hospital.Lydia hopes to inspire the nation’s undiscovered baking stars to enter into The Dr. Oetker Cupcake Challenge and produce their most creative cupcake ever.

Winners have the chance to win a fantastic trip for them and a friend to the original home of cupcakes – New York.

To ensure the ‘Cupcake Challenge’ range stands out as Essex cupcakes should, the range features the Dr. Oetker inspiring baking decorations, such as ‘bling’ style Wafer Daisies sprayed with Gold Shimmer Spray, Silver, Gold and Multi coloured Shimmer Pearls, Shimmer Sugar and Giant Chocolate Stars. The cupcakes have also been appropriately nicknamed after some of TOWIE’s favourite characters.

From the silky smooth chocolate ganache-covered ‘Mario’, the sparkly and pink ‘Chloe’ and the star of the show ‘Joe’, there’s a flavour and design to satisfy the most die-hard TOWIE fans.

All you have to do is upload a picture of the most outstanding cupcake you’ve baked and decorated via the Dr. Oetker Baking Facebook page. First prize is a trip to New York, worth £3,000, with hampers of Dr. Oetker goodies for runners up.

So whip up a storm in the kitchen and head over to the Dr. Oetker Baking Facebook page to see if you’ve got what it takes to be the official Dr. Oetker Cupcake Challenge winner.

To enter, go to and click on the Cupcake Challenge icon on the left hand side of the page. Complete the form and simply upload the image of your best creation.

The Dr. Oetker Cupcake Challenge range will be available at Bella Sorella, Loughton until Sunday 1st April. The Cupcake Challenge competition runs until 30th April 2012.