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Winners of the ‘Great Bucks Jubilee Cake Off’ announced

| June 12, 2022

The prize-winning cake from Chiltern Way Academy. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

The winners of Buckinghamshire Council’s Platinum Jubilee Schools Cake Competition have been announced.

The 13 finalists each created incredible Jubilee-themed cakes. The judges of the competition were :

  • Lorraine Kelly, Buckinghamshire Swan Envoy.
  • The Countess Howe, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.
  • Dev Dhillon, Chairman of Buckinghamshire Council.
  • Cllr Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Buckinghamshire Council.
  • Rachael Shimmin, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Council.

The competition was extremely close, but it was the Chiltern Way Academy who received the top prize at an event held at the Buckinghamshire Council offices in The Gateway, Aylesbury.

Describing their winning cake, the judges said: ‘It represents a tradition that we know The Queen is very fond of and is replicated up and down the country by millions every day – a cup of tea and biscuits!

Second place was awarded to Swanbourne Church of England School and third place was given to Loudwater Combined School.

The winners and runners up will all receive vouchers for their schools.

A special mention was given to a last minute entry from a pupil at the Hamilton Academy. As one of three Ukrainian families recently arrived at the school, they wanted to express their thanks by taking part in the competition. A representative from the school explained: ‘A lovely cake (in yellow and blue) with written explanation as per the rules has come in from one of our Ukrainian families – the sentiment is really heartfelt and wonderfully supportive of the celebration. I wondered if we could enter this one as ‘an extra’ despite it not having a jubilee design. We have three Ukrainian families now sending their children to our school and they are keen to participate and embrace school life to the full which is lovely.

Cllr Anita Cranmer, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Buckinghamshire Council, said: ‘It was a wonderful afternoon spent talking to the children about their fantastic cakes and of course taking part in the all-important taste testing. We were so impressed with the quality of the cakes produced and it was very difficult to decide on the winners. Congratulations to all the children who took part.

The full list of finalists was :

  • 1st place : Chiltern Way Academy
  • 2nd place : Swanbourne Church of England School
  • 3rd place : Loudwater Combined School

The runners up were :

  • Stony Dean School
  • Bedgrove Infant School
  • Haddenham Community Junior School
  • St Mary’s Farnham Royal CofE Primary School
  • The Disraeli School
  • The Iver Village Junior School
  • Marlow Church of England Infant School
  • Hamilton Academy
  • Manor Farm Community Junior School
  • Great Kimble Church of England School

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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