School hosts Big Bake

May 25 2022

Robbie Hedges, from TV's Junior Bake Off, with Steve Taylor, CEO of Cabot Learning Federation, chef Josh Eggleton and successful competitors at the CLF Big Bake final held at King's Oak Academy

Robbie Hedges, from TV's Junior Bake Off, with Steve Taylor, CEO of Cabot Learning Federation, chef Josh Eggleton and successful competitors at the CLF Big Bake final held at King's Oak Academy 

CAKES, bakes and biscuits were the order of the day at the Big Bake held at King’s Oak Academy.

The school played host to mini masterchefs from primary and secondary schools across the Cabot Learning Federation multi-academy trust.

This is the second year the Big Bake has taken place. Teams from each school brought along a cake they’d baked to be judged in a taste test.

Michelin-star chef Josh Eggleton from the Pony restaurant group, plus Junior Bake Off runner up Robbie Hedges, headed up the judging panel. Cabot Learning Federation’s CEO, Steve Taylor, also joined as a judge.

While the cake judging took place, the teams were set a technical challenge to complete against the clock. Primary pupils were asked to decorate biscuits, while secondary pupils had to make scones, which contributed to each school’s overall score. Bonus points were awarded for bakes that showcased the academy trust’s values.

The winning primary school was Summerhill in St George, while the secondary winners were Bristol Brunel Academy.

Cabot Learning Federation Executive Principal Kate Richardson said: “It was a fantastic afternoon to show our children that they are part of something bigger. We thoroughly enjoyed the baking, talking to the inspiring judges, being together following the pandemic and, of course, tasting the bakes.”