Welford and Wickham Primary School holds Great British Bake Off-inspired cake competition as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations
Students, parents and staff from Welford and Wickham Primary School celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with their own Great British Bake Off-inspired cake competition.
The competition was judged at the school on Friday, May 27, by 89-year-old Vera Knight, who attended Welford and Wickham as a child and later returned to be a dinner lady at the school, and Duncan Jones, manager of The Five Bells pub in Wickham.
There were more than 40 entrants from pupils and a number of adult entries as well, with all the winners receiving personalised aprons with ‘W&W Star Baker’ on them and a cooking set.
Friends of Welford and Wickham Primary School posted on their Facebook page saying: “Thank you to everyone who attended our Jubilee Cake event.
“Huge thanks to the teachers who were in even earlier than normal to school to set up the festive flags and decorations and the team of friends who somehow managed a cake stall that was six deep at times with sweet tooth pupils.
“Well done to the winners from each year group and huge thanks to local friend Vera and Duncan from The Five Bells for judging them.”
The wide variety of exciting cake designs included Union Jack fruit formations, icing portraits of the Queen, and pick and mix-covered bakes reflecting the jubilant Jubilee celebrations.
Pupil winners were chosen from each of the school’s four houses and one adult entry was picked as well.
Isabelle, five, won from Warwick house, Leela, seven, from Highclere house, Skyla, seven, from Donnington house, and twins Oliver and Harriet, 11, submitted the winning entry from Windsor house.
The adult winner of the cake competition was Nina Rees Howe-Davies, a parent at Welford and Wickham.
As well as the competition, a raffle was also held on the day to raise money for the school. The raffle winner took home a delicious Victoria sponge cake made by local bakery business Bakes By Jodi.