School children from across the Wolverhampton area were given the chance to take part in their very own version of the bake-off, thanks to local baker Laura Nolan, owner of The Nuthouse Bakery. The interschool “bake-off” event, intended to encourage young people to take an interest in baking, gave local schools the chance to put forward two students from Year 9, for a total of 10 contestants.
The contestants were given around two hours to bake and decorate an Easter themed cake, and were judged by a panel based not only on the look and taste of their finished cake but also on observations as they worked, watching to see how tidy they kept their cooking stations for example. Other schools participating included Aldersley High, Highfields, S. Peters, and South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy.
All 10 contestants received a “goodie bag” of prizes thanks to a number of companies, including Cake Masters Magazine, CDA Products, Katie Sue Designs and Renshaw, as well as aprons courtesy of The Nuthouse Bakery who sponsored the event.
The winning contestant, was from S. Peter’s School. Lara Young came 4th, representing our school with James Edobor producing an excellent entry.
This is the third such event, and again the competition saw excellent participation and a very high standard of entry.
We really appreciated the knowledge shared by our sponsors and the time that was spent sourcing prizes and the provision of equipment and ingredients for the cupcake workshop.
What a fabulous afternoon!
Mrs. Bates – Teacher of Food Technology
Mrs. Sehera.- Technology Technician