The 6th annual Valerie Thompson Bake-Off has just taken place, with entries continuing to be of a very high standard. Many congratulations go to Lilian Zhang (S4) who was awarded 1st place, overall best-in-show and winner of the Valerie Thomson trophy, for a stunning 5-layered mascarpone lemon cake with frosting and fresh fruit.
1st place - Lilian Zhang (as above)
2nd place - Ashley Herbert (P7) - Blueberry Kugelhopf cake with frosting
3rd place - Griff Mann (S1) - Union jack cake with layered red, white and blue sponge
Joint 4th place - Melissa Sharp (S1), Iona Taylor (S4), Amarachi Uwakwe (P6)
Best small bake
1st place - Khadijah-Iman Siraj (P6) - TGA emblem cupcakes
2nd place - Claudia Koning (P6) - butterfly cupcakes
3rd place - Joseph Provan (S1) - Cookie Monster cupcakes
Best biscuits - joint 1st place, James Kennedy and Jamie Gibbons
Best novelty cake - Maia Macaloney (P6) - octopus cake
Highly commended - Gracie Brown, Honey Fairfull, Danithmee Aluthduwehewage
Well done to everyone on their very hard work! More images of the entries can be viewed in our gallery.