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The Great Osborne Bake Off

On Thursday 29th September all students and staff participated in The First Ever Great Osborne Bake Off! The task of the day was to design and make a healthy cake to sell at The MacMillian Biggest Coffee morning the following day.
All classes made choices about adding healthy options to their cakes and bakes. Tropical Rocky roads were designed and made using dried mango, banana and apricots. Flapjacks were made using sunflower and pumpkin seeds , cranberries and apricots. Fruit and vegetable cakes were made using a choice of courgettes, carrots and apple.

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There were prizes awarded for the ‘tastiest,” healthiest,’ ‘best presented’ and ‘Paul and Marys Favourite’. 8LH won ‘The Healthiest Cake,’ category with their ‘Keep Calm Carrot Cake,’ complete with a carrot shape made out of orange balls and poppy seeds on top.  7CM won the ‘The Tastiest Cake, ‘ category with their ‘Heroic Apricot Flapjack.’ The best presentation went to ESInt for their ‘Rocha Chino’ coffee cup shaped Rocky Road . Finally Paul and Marys favourite was 16SC’s ‘Rocky Tropical Shark Infested Pirate Island!’
All classes made brilliant cakes with fantastic looking entries. As well as having great fun students were learning throughout the day the following;

To design and make a cake for a purpose

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and health

  • Cook a repertoire of dishes so that they are able to feed themselves and others a healthy varied diet.

  • Become competent in a range of cooking techniques –

  • ( eg, selecting and preparing ingredients, using utensils and electrical equipment, applying heat in different ways, using awareness of taste, texture and smell to decide how to season dishes and combine ingredients adapting and using own recipes. )

  • Understand the source, seasonality and characteristics of a broad range of ingredients.

Special guest appearances were made by the senior leadership and staff of the school to judge the competition dressed as none other than Mary Berry (Steve Maloney), Paul Hollywood (Sonia O Donnell), Sue Perkiss (Marc Bernard) and Mel Giedroyc  (Caroline Irwin).
Fun and lots of learning were enjoyed by all!

Jan Smith, Head of Food Technology

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