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Testbourne Bake-off FINAL

After a 2 week wait, the final of The Testbourne Bakeoff 2020 has finally come to a close.  And what a final it was!  The theme was a celebration cake showstopper....any size, any shape, any flavour and decorated with as much creativity and flair that is possible within an hour.

Sadly Evie Barry was unable to make the final and so we had just 4 students competing with their cakes: 

Lottie (year 7) baked a chocolate cake covered with chocolate buttercream and decorated with strawberries and honeycomb pieces.

Tilly (year 8) made a lemon cake which was fully covered with fondant icing and decorated with fondant flowers and jelly sweets.

Ellis (year 9) made a red velvet vanilla cake which was decorated with strawberry buttercream and hundreds and thousands.  Ellis's cake also had a surprise chocolate centre.

Dimeji (year 9) baked a chocolate cake, covered in chocolate buttercream and decorated with chocolate ganache and fresh fruit.

All the sponges had a lovely flavour and beautifully light texture.  The bakers had clearly thought about their flavours and decoration so the overall result was four AMAZING cakes.  It was a tough job having to taste 4 celebration cakes but thankfully head judge Marc Williams, from The Greyhound Pub in Overton, was on hand to help me out.  Marc was very impressed with the students commitment, organisation and presentation skills.

And so, the moment you have all been waiting for......the WINNER of the Testbourne Bakeoff 2020 is.......


Congratulations Lottie! Lottie has won herself some goodies from  image and a gift voucher organised by Marc.

The 3 runners up also received goodies from Bakedin and the star bakers from each week have received a prize from Marc.  Star bakers please come and see Mrs Edwards in rm33 to collect your prize.

Thank you so much to Marc for giving up his time each week to judge the competition and his generous prizes for the winners.  Thank you to Bakedin for the prizes for the winner and the finalists and to all those who have supported the bakers and the competition.

If you would like to practice your baking ready for next years competition then my lovely friend at Bakedin has given everyone at Testbourne a special offer.  You can get your first baking club box for a special price of £2.99, including delivery (usually £9).  Just put the code TESTBOURNE into the order and it's all yours!  Feel free to pass on to your friends and family to get involved in the baking action!