Seaford College Prep School bake off

Winners Xenia Truman and Amber Pearson pictured with judges, left to right, Mrs Carole Sharp, Mrs Miranda Gore Browne and Mrs Eva McCullough. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE
Winners Xenia Truman and Amber Pearson pictured with judges, left to right, Mrs Carole Sharp, Mrs Miranda Gore Browne and Mrs Eva McCullough. CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

YOUNG cooks from Seaford College Prep School gave up the first day of their half-term holiday to take part in The Great Prep School Bake Off.

Fifteen pupils – including one boy –rolled up their sleeves and put on their pinnies for five hours of creative cake-making, with some amazing results.

Creative recipes included a spotty Dalmatian cake and chocolate and vanilla sponge in the form of a spider’s web.

Headmaster Sebastian Rees said: “As children aged 13 and under, they came up with some fantastic ideas which were quite challenging – proof of their strong determination always to do the best they can.”

The competition was judged by Miranda Gore Browne, a finalist from the first season of the television show Great British Bake Off, Carole Sharp, who runs the Midhurst Tearooms and prep school secretary Eva McCullough.

Mr Rees said: “It was an excellent day and everyone was so impressed by the children’s creativity.”

The winners were Xenia Truman and Amber Pearson, both 11, who made chocolate chip biscuits, scones with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and feta cheese, and a Victoria sponge with jam and fruit in the shape of a heart.

For further information about the school, visit www.seafordprep.org