Bake Off’s Luis picks school star bakers

Bake-off winners

Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano picked Megan King and Charlotte O’Hara as the star bakers in our inaugural cake competition.

Each of our four houses were represented by contestants who had one hour to present their “showstopper” bakes.

Bake-off contestants

Luis offered advice and hands-on support to help our bakers keep their cool – just as he always did on the TV show.

Bake-off contestant

Luis was joined on the judging panel by the Cake and Bake Company’s Michelle and Tony Paton and told us that the afternoon “was a lot of fun and the pupils seemed to really enjoy it.”

Star bakers

Megan and Charlotte won the star baker award for their Easter nest, with other pupils’ ideas ranging from “pizza” cakes to Chanel handbags.

Bake off entries

Bake off entries

 Arden house won our house prize, with Leah Bird and 2014 school Masterchef champion Chris Corcoran taking second and third place.

Masterchef 2015 semi-finalists

Our food technology department’s Masterchef competition is now under way, with the following pupils reaching the semi-finals:

  • Liam Oakes
  • Abdullah Farooq
  • Bella Elms
  • Ben Finlay-McDougall
  • Asha Mistry
  • Lucy Snell
  • Lilli Ashton
  • Natalie Bennett
  • Ilani Patel
  • Emilia Monks
  • Laura Welch

The standard of cooking always impresses the chefs from top local restaurants who join us to judge the final.

Masterchef winners

2014 Masterchef champions

Chris Corcoran won our 2014 contest with his oven-roasted pork tenderloin in a creamy truffle sauce followed by treacle sponge with custard.

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