Petworth primary school holds bake-off

COMPETITION was fierce at the Great (or Little) British Bake Off at Petworth Primary School as youngsters competed for the coveted title of best cupcake designer.

With hand-designed cakes inspired by Roald Dahl’s works and autumnal fruits, Key Stage 2 pupils aged seven to 11 showcased their baking talents as part of their topic on New Beginnings.

The school bake-off competition

The school bake-off competition

The children worked in teams to read, analyse and understand instructions, which in turn helped them to bond in their new classes at the start of a new term.

They were then given the task of presenting their cakes to the judges, head teacher Gillian Standing and Chris Hirons – an avid baker herself.

They started off with basic, egg-less recipes to accommodate for those with allergies, before adding their own designs, which came in the form of chocolate-dipped strawberries, multi-coloured sprinkles and fresh blackberry-topped delights.

Each group went up in turn to the judges with looks of trepidation on their faces, and read from scripts they had prepared to advertise and present their culinary masterpieces. They then stood before the judges and watched anxiously as their cupcakes were sampled.

The final recipes will be collected in a recipe book which will be sold for a 50p donation, with all proceeds going to the Chichester Foodbank.