We had an amazing standard of entry this year for our legendary ‘Dod Christmas Bake-Off’. There were frosted cupcakes, a sumptuous chocolate gateau and a quirky snow men armed with candy canes. Students showcased three different sponges, crispy cake tiers and melt in the mouth brownie cakes.
Head of Dod College, Mrs Rawlins, said: “It was a delight to see the students work to emulate the standard of the television Bake-Off contestants with well designed creations and experimenting with baking techniques. Intricate Santa motifs took the baking to another level alongside some dazzling fondant holly”.
Olivia Cliffe in year 8 took first place for lower school having designed a stylish and deliciously moist whimsical gingerbread man cake. Whilst Amelie Bennett and Sophie Richardson scooped first prize in upper school for their cheeky bombe snowman cake. The top chef from Aramark Catering, Matthew Bennett and, the Catering Manager, Laura Bennett, sampled every entry and stated that the quality of baking and the originality made judging exceptionally difficult this year.
All cakes were then sold on to Dod College students and the wider school to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust. A tremendous £322 was raised from the sale of the cakes and a Dod College Christmas Fair.