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The Kings Christmas Cake off!

25th January, 2018 by Jude Owens

It’s never too late for cake!

Eight Kings’ students had an added appetising reason to look forward to Christmas when they entered the Christmas Cake Competition in the Design Technology Department.

Starting in October, even before the shops were displaying their festive merchandise; each week the students made one component of their own Christmas cake. Week one saw the students make and bake the cake from scratch; whilst on week two, the intrepid bakers covered their cake with a marzipan layer, and on week three, they iced the cake and for the final few weeks, students were taught how to work with icing and make Christmas decorations out of icing.

Students then had time to decorate their cakes to their own specification ready for judging on Wednesday 20 December 2017. This was when Executive Headteacher Mr Ball and the Senior Leadership Team had the tricky task of selecting the winning cake and Mr Ball and fellow judges noted the exceptionally high standard of cakes, many of which were unique and worthy of Bake Off.

But after careful deliberation, Year 11 Simon Toogood was awarded first place with Rio Brigden and Matilda Doel joint runners up. Their baking peers, Courtney Chick, Georgina Collins, Amelia Ford, Jodie Sugg and Libby Tucker were all highly commended.

Teacher of Design Technology and Chief Baker, Miss Beacham organised and ran the club said:
“I am truly amazed at the high quality outcomes of our bakers’ cakes and very proud of all the students who were so enthusiastic, keen to learn and create the best cake possible.”