Christmas Cake Competition
This year, for our Christmas Cake Competition, all students were given the opportunity to prepare and bake a fruit Christmas cake to take home to families.
The Grange Centre and The Cooks Company help to judge Treloar College Christmas cake competition. We welcomed Jake Bond; Creative Arts Tutor from The Grange Centre in Bookham, together with Virginia Bond, Immediate Past Master of The Cooks’ Company to assist our Head of College; Ben Bastin and our Domestic Independence Tutor; Flossie Bennett judge the student handmade Christmas cake competition. Flossie said:
This is a wonderful platform for students to work as teams and to enhance all functional skills, plus have a huge amount of fun while learning. Each student made their own decisions and choices of how to decorate their cakes. Some went very traditional and some not so traditional; we even had a horror story cake because that particular student adores horror films! Most students chose their own design of paper ribbon and used the computer to put that design on to paper, so original as well.
The standard of work is absolutely incredible and with each step of the process all students were able to see how much work goes into preparing, baking and then covering the cakes will take and why they are so expensive to actually buy in the shops. I am so proud of their creations and some made me laugh as they were so good and so different, a real smile factor.
We were very lucky that a past Master was able to come along with her son to support the judging alongside our Head of Catering, Head of College and Nicola from the Fundraising Team. Finally, it was narrowed down to two first prizes and two second prizes but all students were awarded an achievement award from Flossie for such hard work and beautiful cakes to share with families at home.
The judges have chosen two first place prizes and they are awarded to:
Phoebe and Keeley
Both have won an Amazon voucher.
The judges also chose two second place prizes and they are awarded to:
Calum and Ben
Both have won a springing Santa.
Well done everyone. We all look forward to next year’s creations!
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