4th March 2020 — Over 80 budding bakers participated in this year’s Surrey Schools’ Baking Challenge heats with 18 children reaching the grand final hosted by Claremont Fan Court School on Tuesday 3 March. This year the final was held in the brand new Sir Sydney Camm science and technology building inside a state of the art food and nutrition room - the perfect space to inspire beautiful bakes!
Finalists had just two hours to bake and decorate their wonderful spring-themed cakes for guest judges Mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mary Sheldon and her consort John Sheldon and owners of Afternoon Crumbs in Claygate, Nicole and Lauren Dodds. The cakes were judged on their overall appearance, creativity, skill level and of course, taste! The standard was extraordinarily high and the judges were incredibly impressed with each of the entries, making the decision to pick winners very difficult.
After much deliberation, congratulations go to:
- Junior winner – Megan T, Ashley Primary School, Spring Carnival
- Junior runner-up – Lucy J, Claremont Fan Court Prep School, Turquoise Blossom Tier
- Senior winner – Amelia S, Manor House School Two Colour Spring Victoria Sandwich Cake
- Senior runner-up – Isabella C, Manor House School, Spring Garden Chocolate Cake
Huge thanks to Manor House School, Rokeby Prep School, St Andrew’s Primary School, Esher Church School, Surbiton Prep School, Holy Cross Prep School and Ashley Primary School for participating in this fantastic event, with enormous thanks also to Mrs Wells, Mrs Nendick and Mrs Roberts who guided the bakers throughout the morning.