Charlie’s having his cake and eating it

CHARLIE Mayall was the winner of the inaugural Bake Off competition at Mossley Hollins High School.

And the youngster’s efforts were praised by teacher Kathryn Humphreys, who is a qualified cake decorator.

“Charlie’s baking was fantastic every week and was professional for somebody in year seven. In the final his Victoria sponge tasted and looked fantastic,” she said.

There were more than 50 applicants from year seven to take part in the Bake Off with 26 selected to take part.

And like the format for the television series The Great British Bake Off, it was whittled down to 16, 10 and then the top five for the final.

Kathryn, a teacher of modern foreign languages, added: “It was something different for the students to get involved with and which they would not get the opportunity to do elsewhere.

“They were given a recipe each week and could practise it at home before having two hours to produce it.”

In the earlier round the students made 12 cup cakes with a Remembrance theme, decorated gingerbread biscuits, six mince pies and six cup cakes and a Victoria sponge in the final.

Kathryn is planning a second Bake Off involving the unsuccessful applicants from the initial event.

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