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Students create tasty treats for Tunnock’s teacake challenge

03 March 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students have recently shown their creative flair in the Tunnock’s Teacake Challenge. This is a national competition which is run annually and attracts entries from across the country.  This year’s theme was ‘The Natural World’ and students were encouraged to decorate a Tunnock’s Teacake in the most creative way possible whilst also reflecting the theme.

There were two categories – Over 14s and Most Novel. All of our Year 10 students created spectacular entries but unfortunately only one student per school can be entered into each category. The final decision came down to foodie and Headteacher Mrs Potter, who chose Joseph McKinlay for the Over 14s category and Emily Stewart for the Most Novel category. These two students will now be entered into the national competition which closes at the end of April.

Hannah Tucker, Lead Teacher of Technology, said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our students demonstrate their creative food preparation skills. They have all demonstrated excellent skill and attention to detail in presenting these dishes. The effort the students all put into this competition was outstanding and I know it was very tough to choose just two students to be entered into the national competition. Good luck to Joe and Emily for the national Tunnock’s Teacake Challenge!”

Anyone who goes to the annual pantomime at the Georgian Theatre Royal will know that Tunnock’s Teacakes are an essential ingredient of the show. Every year, teacakes are delivered to the theatre and at each pantomime performance the cast throw them into the audience for lucky members of the audience to catch.

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