Charity twist baked in to competition

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It is a challenge that even the most seasoned culinary professionals can struggle to overcome.

But dozens of youngsters at Woodkirk Academy rose to the occasion when they competed in the school’s Bake Off for Sport Relief.

A total of 136 pupils cooked, whisked and iced in pairs with finesse during the race to become Star Baker on Friday.

Just eight eager finalists remained and, after the judges cast their votes, the title was scooped by year eight duo Jerome Goullet and Josh Roberts.

Headteacher Joe Barton said: “It was an amazing collection of bakes.

“The pupils worked extremely hard and it was a difficult decision.”

Jerome and Josh’s winning cake was a white four-storey marble cake with an athletics track layered at the bottom.

They won a special Bake Off apron and a Skittles and Maltesers river cake.

Cakes baked during the competition were sold off at school break time which raised hundreds of pounds for the charity.

The event was organised by year 11 pupil Nkosi Yearwood.

Other creations entered in the competition included a swimming pool cake, football pitch cake and a Sport Relief-themed cookie.

There was also an archery-based chocolate cake, a blue and white marble cake with royal icing and a chequerboards sponge cake.