Donington and Kirton pupils among county’s top bakers

Finalists in The Boston College Bake Off.
Finalists in The Boston College Bake Off.
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Pupils from Kirton and Donington made it into the final six of The Boston College Bake Off.

Sophie Lorenz, of the Thomas Middlecott Academy at Kirton (third from left) and Katie Hudson, of The Thomas Cowley High School at Donington (right) had the chance to create their Show Stopper cake during a full day of baking in the final, but sadly didn’t come away with the ultimate title of Star Baker for 2017.

That accolade went to a young cook who came up with a chocolate chequerboard cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate shards for decoration.

The young cooks had previously taken part in a variety of technical challenges which allowed judges to select the top six most talented bakers to go through to the Bake Off Final.

It was Boston College’s first annual Bake Off final, inspired by the popular TV show the Great British Bake Off.

The Boston College version was aimed at highlighting the talent and skills of some of the county’s best young bakers.

Late last year schools across the county were invited to submit Show Stopper cake ideas from their year 9, 10 and 11 students.

The college received an overwhelming number of entries, and shortlisted the top 12 to take part.