Students serve up a treat in European cake competition

To celebrate this year’s European Day of Languages, the MFL Department, headed by Mrs Birch, lead the highly-anticipated annual Bake Off.

With the sole specification being to relate your bake to European languages, we saw an astonishing range of creativity from Years 7, 8 and 9. This year’s competition provided us with some of the best entries we’ve ever seen!

Our judges did not just focus on the finished product, however, as each competitor had to produce a highly detailed account of each step of the process. Through this we were able to see the enormous effort that went behind each and every entry, rendering the finished cakes all the more impressive.

Anwen secured first place with an incredible Denmark-inspired cake, furnished with Danish speech-bubbles, Vikings, and even homemade cinnamon buns!

Scandinavia was not the only inspiration for this year’s outstanding selection of cakes. ‘La Belle France’ gave rise to many entries, with a common theme of wine, cheese and famous Parisian landmarks. A range of Italian-inspired cakes featuring Venetian gondoliers and pizza also impressed the judges, as well as a very realistic-looking paella cake (fondant mussels and prawns included!) and a cake depicting skiing in the idyllic Swiss Alps.

Once again, the bar has been set even higher for next year! The creativity from every entrant was outstanding, and the quality of the cakes we saw far exceeded those we are seeing on the Bake Off every week. A huge well done to everyone involved. We hope this has sparked your interest in European languages and can’t wait to see what will be produced next year!

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