Staff at The Totteridge Academy tested out their baking skills for the school’s latest Macmillan Coffee Morning last week.
There was a healthy amount of competition between departments as academy staff, inspired by ‘The Great British Bake Off’ season, brought in their prized cakes in aid of cancer support.
The judges – Principal Chris Fairbairn and History teacher Matthew Martin – had a tough but enjoyable time trying out the impressive entries and eventually managed to narrow it down to three top bakes.
Third prize was awarded to Head of Modern Foreign Languages (MFL), Rebecca Gitau, who baked her own version of the classic upside-down pineapple cake.
Second prize went to Sarah Webster, the academy’s marketing and admissions officer, for her red velvet cake – which was even decorated with the United Learning logo!
Finally, taking first place, the academy’s top baker was Head of Science, Liz Pond, whose signature apricot and almond tart was the overall staff favourite.
In the end, staff raised £150 for Macmillan Cancer Support and will be planning another TTA Bake Off later this year.
Chris Fairbairn, Principal of The Totteridge Academy, said:
“Thank you to all our staff for their delicious cakes in the academy Bake Off and congratulations to our winners. It was brilliant to be able to raise money for such a worthy cause whilst also enjoying some healthy teacher competition. I know that everyone loved trying the treats on offer and I certainly enjoyed being a judge!”