Following on from two highly successful years, Boston College has once again invited students from local secondary schools to highlight their baking skills and creativity in the kitchen with the Boston College Bake Off.

Students from years 9, 10 and 11 were given the opportunity to enter the competition to design cakes and pastries with the chance of creating their very own Showstopper in the grand finale. As in previous years the College found itself with the unenviable task of having to choose finalists from a huge number of high-quality entries with students initially submitting a paper entry detailing their very own show stopping design. Finalists this year are representing William Lovell Academy, St Georges Academy, Thomas Middlecott Academy, Haven High Academy and Boston High School.

Having been shortlisted, the top 16 entries were invited to a ‘Boston College Masterclass’ at the College in February. This masterclass involved a variety of technical challenges with an ‘Afternoon Tea’ theme which allowed the judges to select the final eight who will go on to create the showstopper they detailed at the beginning of the competition in the College’s industry equipped bakery.

As well as the winner taking home the coveted ‘Star Baker’ trophy and a bakery hamper worth £100, a £200 voucher from the leading catering and hospitality supplier Russums, will be awarded to the winning baker’s school.

If you are interested in studying Catering and Hospitality at Boston College, please visit www.boston.ac.uk for more information.