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Reading Blue Coat School enjoyed its Blue Coat Bake Off on Friday, 27th March.
The cakes were judged by award-winning chef Daniel Galmiche from The Vineyard in Newbury, and his head pasty chef, Anthony Millon.
There were 35 entries from pupils and two from members of staff. With the pupils’ competition, the judges selected a shortlist of six, based on the look of the cake/cupcakes – and then, after a tasting session, chose the three winners.
The overall winner was a Year 7 boy, Rikhil Bansal (12, from Winnersh), whose cake was described by The Vineyard’s pastry chef Anthony Millon as “very light”. Rikhil said he made the cake himself and his mum helped a bit with the icing. Rikhil will spend a morning at The Vineyard in the pastry department, making items for afternoon tea, which will then be eaten by him and his parents at The Vineyard.
In second place was Year 9 Luke Marino (14, from Finchampstead), who made his cake entirely on his own – and, in third place, Year 7 Henry Byrne (11, from Emmer Green).
The staff winner was Design Technology teacher Mrs Ivonne McGough, with her cupcakes featuring Beatrix Potter characters.
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