Dod College had an exceptional standard of entry this year for its legendary “Christmas Bake-Off”. There were sparkling tiered Christmas cakes with three different sponges, starry fondant cupcakes and endless icy igloos.
It was a delight to see the students work with sophistication with marbled and chequered sponges and cheeky lookalike Christmas pudding cakes. Gold lustre and ganache took the baking to another level alongside some classy icing from the boys. Charly Malam in Year 8 took first place for lower school having designed a quirky asymmetric glitter cake. Whilst Lara Hall in Year 10 scooped first prize once again with her spun sugar igloo design. 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 creative designs 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 £262 was raised from the sale of the cakes and a Dod College Christmas Fair.