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Ready, Steady, Christmas Bake!

Posted at 11:07 am on 20th December, 2019

House Christmas Bake Off Competition

Wellacre’s annual House Christmas Bake Off competition inspired staff and students to don their aprons and get busy in the kitchen to create festive and delicious Christmas bakes. 

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To enter the competition, Miss Wicks asked for handmade, festive-themed cakes or biscuits to be judged on Monday 16th December and the prize was 200 house points for the winner, with 100 house points for second place, and 75 for third .   

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Miss Wicks enlisted Mr Pemberton, Vice Principal, to judge all the entries which included a rocky road Christmas pudding, Santa cupcakes and Christmas tree cookies served with white chocolate and raspberry fudge!

All entries were scored for appearance and decoration, as well as flavour.  We are pleased to announce the competition winners:

The overall student winner is Zakaria, Year 8 (Pankurst)

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Judges’ comments: Zakaria’s Snowman cake was beautifully decorated and the raspberry sponge was moist, flavoursome and divine

Second: Dylon, Year 10 (Turing)

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Judges’ comments: Although not a Christmas design, as an AfriTwin student and an Co-Curricular Eco Warrior, Dylon designed his cake in honour of these and it was a fantastic looking cake with great piping work and decoration, and the taste was exceptional.

Third: Jack, Year 9 (Pankhurst)

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Judges comments: Jack entered Santa cupcakes and chocolate chip Christmas tree shortbread.  The shortbread won Jack third place; they were buttery and melt-in-the-mouth - the best the judges had ever tasted!

The overall staff winner is Mr Wise (Lowry)

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Judges comments: Mr Wise’s chocolate and cherry bakewell ‘robin’ cake was created as a symbol of absent loved ones and friends at Christmas.  He won first place for exceptional appearance, taste and texture. 

Second:  Mrs Bates (Turing)

Third: Mrs Dunn (Lowry)

Miss Wicks said:

“We have some avid bakers at Wellacre and it was fantastic to judge all the Christmas bakes, as usual it was hard to pick our winners because of the standard of entries!   Thank you to all the staff and students who took part to earn points for their House.”

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All cakes, biscuits and fudge were sold in a sale to raise funds for AfriTwin, Wellacre’s South African exchange programme which takes place next year.