Pupils bake up some mouth-watering marvels

Newminster Middle School cake competition'Atifa Mahin with her animal story cake. Ref: JCMH schoolcakes 1
Newminster Middle School cake competition'Atifa Mahin with her animal story cake. Ref: JCMH schoolcakes 1

THE two judges were the luckiest teachers in Morpeth when they got to taste the delicious desserts made by middle school students for a competition.

Ten finalists were selected for the Great Newminster Bake Off after 42 Year 7 and 8 pupils submitted application forms, which included designs for their cakes and treats.

And each one made the tastebuds tingle, so it was extremely difficult for the judges from King Edward VI School to make a decision.

With parents and staff from across The Three Rivers Learning Trust watching on, the top three were eventually chosen.

Tom Colvin (Year 7), Eleanor Forbes (Year 8) and Cameron Forbes (Year 8) were first, second and third respectively with a red velvet cake, chequered chocolate cake and chocolate log respectively.

The new contest was organised by Newminster teacher Andrea Cole, who said: “The purpose of this was to showcase the outstanding baking skills and techniques that some of our students have developed.

“They took the competition very seriously, but they said that they enjoyed the experience and those who came along to watch also had a fantastic time.

“We’re grateful to Mrs Grieves and Mr Webb for agreeing to be our external judges and they were very 
impressed with all 10 desserts.”