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The boarding school bake off champion was crowned at a tense three-tiered cake making session amidst the calm backdrop of Eton College’s Dorney Lake. Earlier this year at the London Olympics 2012 venue, Skye from Tudor Hall School was declared the winner of the competition organised by the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA).
The 14-year-old took the top prize of nine finalists from boarding schools around the UK who were selected at competition heats involving hundreds of entrants from across the country.
Skye’s macaroon creation earned her best in class, and gold medal, presented by celebrity chef James Tanner who was one of the judges provided by event sponsor Independents by Sodexo.
Resplendent in their Independents by Sodexo chef whites and grey aprons, each of the finalists were asked to make a three-tiered filled sponge cake from scratch over two rounds, each lasting two hours.
A delighted Skye said” I can’t believe I won. Since the semi-finals I have been practising my cakes and my friends in the boarding house have been taste testing. The macaroons were very tricky but they turned out perfect on the day.”
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