Wellbeing Week: House Bake Off

A popular event each year is the ‘Bake Off’ House Competition.

This year students were invited to take part in a house heat where they were presented with a technical challenge. They were given the ingredients and recipe to create healthy muffins, with the challenge being to balance the flavours and make sure the healthy muffins were tasty. This involved the use of low fat ingredients and healthy alternatives to butter and sugar.

The muffins were then tasted and judged, alongside the students ability to be proactive in the cooking room (and cleaning up!). The results were revealed each heat, with the winners being awarded a Mrs Grassby/Mrs Heighway handshake.

The house winners were:

Bonington- Max and Melissa (7FNJ)

Hargreaves- Freya and Lucy (8RO)

Mallory-  Holly and Bryn (8LAB)

Stephens- Hayley and Izzy (8CC)

Whittaker- Maddie and Kyra (7FR)

Winners were invited to take part in the final to prepare a showstopper. This took place on Wednesday 29th January with judging from professional cake decorator and previous cookery teacher Mrs Holmes, Governor Anna Doggett,  the Leadership Team and Headteacher Mrs Pearson.

The final is always a highlight of the year, and this year certainly did not disappoint. Students created some fantastic recipes ranging from a chocolate beetroot cake to a vegan tart as well as a watermelon pizza and vegan carrot cake. The winner however was a low fat marble chocolate and strawberry cake which wowed the judges with it’s impressive and deceptive appearance by Stephens House.


1st– Stephens

2nd– Bonington

3rd– Hargreaves

4th– Whittaker

5th– Mallory

All the finalists were absolutely fantastic on the night and all deserved their place in the final from some hotly contested heats – and we are already looking forward to next year’s competition!

Posted by marchesadmin on 3rd February 2020, under Marches

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