A whole lot of baking going on

Stephen Jones and Tilly Garfoot
Stephen Jones and Tilly Garfoot
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Spalding High School’s annual Bake Off saw lots of tasty lemon meringues made and sold for charity, raising £72.

Teachers volunteer to bake an unknown recipe and offer the results up for judging.

Doreen Bamford (retiring deputy head) and Abi Rayner

Doreen Bamford (retiring deputy head) and Abi Rayner

Meanwhile students can enter a raffle in order to win a coveted spot as official helper. The baked goods are then sold for charity, which this year was Parkinson’s Research.

Ms Busby, who organises the Bake Off, freely admitted it was the hardest challenge she’s ever set – the secret ingredient was revealed on the day – whilst the bakers had been asked to bring in a decoy ingredient of cocoa to stop them trying to guess the recipe.

There were scenes of controlled panic as teachers grappled with the recipe to produce lemon meringue tartlets.

Some are veterans of the Bake Off while others such as Mr Stephen Jones admitted to being a bit of a baking novice. So much so that his helper Tilly Garfoot actually could have been considered the baker rather than the helper.

Frances Haunch and Kapricia Wheatley

Frances Haunch and Kapricia Wheatley

Meanwhile deputy head Mrs Doreen Bamford arrived, expecting to open the Bake Off with headmistress Mrs Anderson, only to find she was the mystery guest, and expected to bake.

After the judging, by sixth form Food Technology students, Mrs Frances Haunch was declared the worthy winner, meaning the Science department retain the title for a second year.

A fantastic sum of £72 was raised.