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Baking a Difference at Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul
Children and parents from Children 1st @ St Peter and St Paul were very busy last week, getting their aprons and whisks out for a bake off!
The Children 1st ‘Bake Off’ in support of Children in Need got off to a scrumptious start on Monday. Staff were amazed with the support shown by parents and children as this yummy event was launched with the arrival in nursery of some very creative baking.
Pity the poor judge for the day, Lisa Parry, who had the difficult task of deciding the best cake for the day, based on taste and look. After doing her best ‘Mary Berry’ tasting, Lisa finally selected Emily Craig as the ‘Bake Off’ champion of the day. Her moist chocolate sponge buns, covered with a soft creamy frosting and decorated with sweeties were mouth wateringly good.
On Tuesday the competition heated up with the arrival of a tiered creation of Pudsey Bear. Judge for the day, Sarah, rose to the challenge of deciding from the wonderful entries of the day, finally selecting as the best tasting cakes those baked by Maria and Sophia Chowdhury who created milk chocolate covered buns which had a beautiful moist, light sponge. The best designed cake went to Michelle, Santhosh and Shenan Gnanaraj with a tiered cake with Pudsey bear sitting on the top!
More amazing baking arrived for Wednesday’s ‘Bake Off’ and the task of judging did not get any easier. Judge, Julie Atkin, selected a classic Victoria sponge, made by Harry Speer, as the best tasting cake was made by Harry Speer. The sponge filled with a thick layer of raspberry jam was very light and fluffy. The best design went to Brodi Gaunt who created Pudsey bear cupcakes and matching cake-pops!
On Thursday our bake off winner was Taylor Carrus who made some delicious toffee flavoured cupcakes with a delicious toffee frosting! Yum,yum!!
The week closed with a winning entry from Rico Volpone whose rocky road entry was just divine!
The end of the week meant that we had the difficult task of selecting the overall champion baker. After careful consideration our ‘Star Bakers Award’ went to Shenan, Santhosh and Michelle Gnanaraj who made the tiered yellow Pudsey cake with Pudsey on the top. All of our runners up received a medal bringing to a close a wonderful week.
Nursery Managers, Laura Wildin and Clare Hart and the rest of the staff are overwhelmed with the support shown for BBC Children in Need. The sale of the cakes, Children in Need headbands and keyrings has raised £468.20 all of which will be used to help ensure that children across the UK are having a safe and happy upbringing.
Thank-you to all our families and friends for joining forces with us and baking a difference to improve the lives of young people.
Prepare for a mouth-watering experience as you click through our pictures.
Children 1st @ St Peter & St Paul Bake Off Slideshow