The Cornish Pasty
(See project update below)
The Cornish Pasty reported on the first World Pasty Championships that were held at the Eden Project in March, 2012. This year there were more categories:
Cornish Pasty - Amateur
Cornish Pasty - Professional
Cornish Pasty - Company
Cornish Pasty - Junior (under 15)
Open Savoury Pasty - Amateur
Open Savoury Pasty - Professional
Open Savoury Pasty - Company
Open Savoury Pasty - Junior *under 15)
From 2012 - the winner of the Cornish Pasty - Amateur category, Billy Deakin ..... making him a World Pasty Champion!
Billy Deakin, Mount Hawke, Redruth, winner of the Cornish Pasty Championships - Amateur category, 2012.
Billy Deakin, Mount Hawke, Redruth, winner of the Cornish Pasty Championships - Amateur category, 2013.
Now, Billy is preparing a book to self-publish, and is doing it through a Kickstarter campaign. This is an opportunity for you to be involved in this exciting project by pledging some money (however much) to back the project - you know I will be because I have a web page on The Cornish Pasty about every pasty book ever published!
The target is to get £1200 pledged by 10.01 am on Wednesday 17th April. Looking at the web page today (Sun. 24 March), I see there are already 41 backers who have pledged £516, with 21 days to go so its about half-way there already. I think the boy will do it and I want a bit of the action!!
If pledges reach £1500, then 5 more recipes will be added to the book and all backers of £4 and more will receive an extra free PDF recipe collection. If backing reaches £2,000 then Billy will make a video showing exactly how Billy makes his Cornish pasty step by step, giving all his tips and techniques from making the pastry to crimping and everything else. The video will be hosted at ProperPasties.com and all backers from £4 upwards will get access.
The Kickstarter page: How to Make an Award-Winning Cornish Pasty gives details of backers' rewards:
Pledge £1 or more for undying gratitude and your name on the wall of thanks on ProperPasties.com
Pledge £2 or more for your name to appear in the top section of the wall of thanks on ProperPasties.com
Pledge £4 or more for a free digital copy (PDF file) of the book to read on your computer
Pledge £7 or more for two free digital copies (PDF files) of the book, one for you and one for a friend
Pledge £15 for a free copy of the book delivered free anywhere in the UK
Pledge £22 or more for one of Billy's award -winning pasties couriered anywhere in mainland UK, plus a digital copy of the book, plus a digital copy of the special edition containing extra recipes
Pledge £25 or more for a paper copy of the book, a special thank you on the acknowledgements page plus a digital copy and your name on the wall of thanks (limited to 20 pledges), add £6 to ship outside the UK
Pledge £25 or more for 2 paper copies, a digital copy and your name on the wall of thanks
Pledge £28 or more for 2 of Billy's award winning Cornish pasties, couriered anywhere in the UK mainland. Plus a digital copy of the book, plus a digital copy of the special edition collection of extra recipes. Limited to 10 pledges, shipping within the UK only.
Then a range of further pledging options up to £250 when Billy will come to your office/club/school etc. and give a pasty making workshop (up to 3 hours) for up to 30 people (within 15 miles of Truro, otherwise add £1 per mile to cover fuel) You'll get a demonstration from him using his ingredients, followed by having a go yourselves with your own ingredients while he gives help and advice. Plus a signed, printed copy of the book.
Business pledges - also catered for, see the Kickstarter page
There is an option to suit everyone - I can see this project being very successful and can't wait to get my own copy of the book to add to my pasty library!
Press release: http://www.properpasties.com/press-release.pdf
Besides quietly making his pasties at home in Cornwall, and winning two pasty world championships and has appeared on TV's Masterchef programmes twice.
Kickstarter Project update
There have been a number of emails from Kickstarter keeping us up-to-date with Billy's efforts - he has found it more involved to produce a book than he had anticipated!
However, Update #16, dated 14th September, says: "Well it's finally done ... research, writing, editing, photography, type setting, cover design, more editing, proofing, final file preparation and now the book has finally gone to the printers - proper job!"
He should have the first copy in his hands on 26th Sept. and assuming there are no final corrections, the presses will roll and we will have a brand new pasty book!
All the championship winners, 2013.