Bake off action at Forfar Academy

Forfar Academy bake off.

Forfar Academy bake off.

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Forfar Academy teacher Mrs Seed recently organised an in-school bake-off inspired by Mary Berry and the ‘Great British Bake Off’.

The school competition mimicked the popular TV show and in the first round one pupil from each form class entered their cupcakes to gain house points.

Several judges had a heated debate before narrowing down to 43 entries to seven finalists.

The seven finalists then went head-to-head on Thursday, November 7, in a bid to be crowned ‘Top Baker’.

Each contestant was given a basic cupcake recipe to follow and free rein to decorate it in their own design. The pupils were tested on technical accuracy, taste and creativity.

After a busy morning baking, the worn-out bakers presented their final product to the judging table.

Much deliberation and tasting was made before the judges announced 15-year-old Jade McCartney as the winner.

Jade incorporated the school colours in her icing, intricately piped her house name (Moy) in dark chocolate and added a glazed raspberry for a touch of elegance.

Mrs Seed said: “The pupils have all done very well and we’re very proud of them.

“No matter what you do in life you still need to cook.”