The Croft Cook-off started in January with lots of very enthusiastic Prep children entering the competition. The idea was to bake a cake in the Croft kitchens, after school with ingredients brought from home, within a one-hour cook time.
Cooking heats took place on a weekly basis, with the children baking cakes that looked and tasted delicious. By the time the remaining eight bakers had reached the semi-finals, the Croft catering team who ran and judged the event, had tasted a lot of cake! Erin McA 4BC, Abbie B 5H, Meg N 5CD, and Evie A 6M were successful in reaching the Cook-off final - their final task was to bake something that represented The Croft.
The standard of baking for the final was exceptional with great thought put into the theme. The girls baked: a Croft shield, two castles (one with Mr Cook, one with pupils) and a maroon coloured velvet cake. The tricky job of judging fell to Ms Julie Rosado and Mr Adrian Roberts, both of whom work in catering companies. The children impressed the judges with their design ideas, baking skill sets, and even their ability to clear away!
It was Erin who was triumphant, becoming The Croft Cook-off Champion 2017 with her castle cake. The judges felt that Erin was calm and collected throughout the final and that her strawberry flavoured cake was delicious and showed great attention to detail. Congratulations, Erin!
Many thanks to Ms Julie Rosado and Mr Adrian Roberts for judging the final and to Mrs Serena Edwards and her catering team for running the competition.