Star bakers rise to the occasion

Combining our Macmillan Cancer Support bake sale with Language Day was a great idea to ensure that there was no shortage of delicious and fabulously creative cakes, Kuchen, tortes and pasteles to sell!

Our first cake sale in more than 18 months saw the queue snaking around the quad as pupils lined up to donate their money in return for a slice of cake or a selection of homemade cookies. 

We asked our Catering Manager Mr Ferguson to judge the best cakes, a job that took much longer than he expected. He was very impressed with the baking talent on show, as well as the variety of languages, flags and even European landmarks on display, and took his time to choose his star bakers. 

Mr Ferguson said: “It wasn’t easy to pick the winners out of so many impressive cakes but it was a combination of technical skill and the interpretation of the theme of Language Day that helped me choose my Star Bakers.”

A huge thanks to all of our bakers, to the pupils who supported the cake sale so enthusiastically, and to our charity prefects for their fantastic organisation, we raised the highest total ever from a King’s cake sale – a massive £512.82 for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Congratulations to our star bakers:

1st place – Suitcase Showstopper by Aleesa Pynadath (RmRE)

2nd place – Lemon Bundt Cake by Jessica Goldsmith (RmRA)

3rd place – Hedgehog Cake by Holly Bosworth (5GLA)

Here are a few more of the imaginative and impressive creations that impressed our judges: