Budding bakers from across the region were crowned winners in a hotly contested schools challenge laid down by Reaseheath College in Nantwich.
Just ten entries from a total of 120 made it through to the final of Reaseheath’s Year 9 Schools Bake Off Competition, which was held in the college’s specialist Food Centre last week. The finalists, who included Charlotte Hesketh, 13, from Sandbach High School, had to bake a cake or pastry with a royal theme.
The judging panel, made up of professional chef Brian Mellor, Cheshire WI judge Mary Hignett and Peter Wright, Chairman of competition sponsors the Wrights Pies Food Group , were looking for originality, presentation and taste. Charlotte’s Coronation cake, an orange and chocolate buttercream sponge topped with chocolate ganache, scored highly with the judges.