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Southover CE Primary School

Southover Bake-Off February 2022

It was a mammoth and enjoyable task to judge the Bake Off. We had over forty entries (we normally have about ten) and the standard was so high. I asked the new rector at Trinity Church, Anita and her husband Richard, to help judge the cakes with me and they were delighted to stay on after leading the assemblies on Friday. I didn’t have my lunch until after school on Friday with so many brilliant bakes! Use this link to find some photos!

We had cup cakes, cookies, biscuits and large cakes for sharing. We looked at all of them and sampled as many as we could. There were coffee laden, energy balls, oat cookies and biscuits with writing on them or smiley faces. I had a chunk off a rainbow cake with about eight layers and a mango and coconut one with so much flavour. We had a near perfect Malteser cake (which sold very quickly) and a light chocolate sponge one which had the best bake. We even had an edible flower set of cup cakes with frosted sage leaves (very nice!).

We came up with eight that we chose as finalists with five highly commended and three ‘winners’.

Highly commended:

  • Y3 Naiah’s ‘Show stopper’
  • A West African Lion cake by ??
  • Isabelle, Kiana and Imogen’s Rainbow Cake
  • Tobias’ Snake Cake
  • Sally in Kingfisher’s flower cake

The top three were:

The Polar Bear Cake by …

Live, Love, Learn biscuits by …

Albert’s Yum Cake

Thank you all for baking and buying the cakes and biscuits as well as the Y6 parents and children who sold them afterwards. We raised over £300 after school!!