High School bake off stirs things up

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Staff at Spalding High School took part in the school’s annual Bake Off Challenge.

Teachers were assisted by student ‘helpers’, who got the coveted spot by entering a raffle, to try to bake a classic Victoria sponge during lunch.

After a lot of cooking effort, Sixth Form Administrator Mrs Barber was declared the winner, meaning the Science Department lost the title, having won two years in a row.

Sixth Form students studying Food Technology judged the cakes on presentation, how well the recipe was followed and, of course, the all-important taste.

Mrs Barber said: “I’m thrilled to be crowned the winner. It is so much fun taking part, everyone enjoys themselves.” She thanked her year eight helper and Food Tech teacher Ms Busby for organising the competition.

It was noted that last year’s winner, Mrs Haunch, was very calm under pressure and Mrs Fisk was organised and produced a good rise on her cake.

However, Mr Murphy and Mr Blackbourn were a liability with a whisk whilst History teacher Mr Jones forgot to turn his oven off!

All of the cakes were sold afterwards with the money from the sale of the cakes and raffle tickets being donated to Deafblind UK, Peterborough.