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Surrey Schools’ Baking Challenge 2017

13 March 2017

Judges were very impressed with the standard of baking at the Claremont Fan Court School Surrey School’s Baking Challenge this year. The competition has been running for five years and aims to celebrate and encourage enthusiasm for cooking in schools. Each year pupils showcase fantastic culinary skill and creativity in an array of delicious and beautifully decorated cakes – all in just two hours!

Nine schools were represented (including pupils from Claremont Prep and Senior School), with a total of seventeen finalists aged 10 to 12 years old. All the children who took part won their own school's baking competition to qualify for participation in the final.

Claremont welcomed the Mayor of Elmbridge and her consort alongside Nick Gauna, Claremont’s retired catering manager as part of the judging panel. Also judging this year were past pupils Nicole and Lauren Dodds who own Claygate’s newest cake shop ‘Afternoon Crumbs’.

The cakes were individually tasted by the judges and marked by each judge on the quality of the bake, taste and overall presentation. Following the scoring, congratulations go to Matthew T (Year 7, Claremont Fan Court) who was announced as the winner and Maisie C (Year 7, Notre Dame School) announced as runner up.

Very well done to our other young Claremont bakers including Beth T, Ruby M and Skye W.

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