Bake Off success is icing on cake for Highfields students

Budding pastry chefs from Highfields got creative in the kitchen to whisk up Christmas cakes as part of a festive Bake Off competition - and were delighted to finish first and third.

After the country was once again taken into the floury grip of Great British Bake Off fever, Year 9 students were challenged to make their own sweet creations based on the theme of Christmas.

After-school cake decorating classes have been taking place in the run-up to the competition, led by Miss Legister and Miss Williams, to teach students a range of cake decorating techniques, including making fondant figurines, Italian meringue buttercream, royal icing and chocolate shapes.

Highfields students Florence Waite and Chloe Peters were chosen to represent the school in the culinary contest, which also featured students from four local schools - St. Peters, St. Edmunds, Aldersley and South Wolverhampton & Bilston Academy.

Laura Nolan, from The Nuthouse Bakery in Brierley Hill, judged the tasty treats dished up by competitors - and gave Chloe first place and Florence third. Aldersley School took second place.

As the winner of the competition, Chloe will now feature in Cake Masters magazine.

A range of prizes were up for grabs, including free aprons, cake decorating ingredients, two tickets to any International Crafts & Hobby Fair show and a year-long subscription to Cake Masters magazine.

Food Technology teacher, Miss Williams, said: “The cakes served up by the competitors were a fantastic standard. We are delighted for Chloe and Florence on their well-deserved first and third places but everyone involved in the competition did a wonderful job and should be very proud of what they produced.

“It was a great event and staff and students from all of the other schools involved commented on what an amazing time they had. We are already looking forward to Christmas Bake Off 2017!”

Posted on December 9, 2016 .