Pictures: School children rise to the baking challenge
PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 October 2014
The Great British Bake Off may be off our screens, but pupils at a Dunmow primary school have been keeping the TV show alive with some cooking of their own.
BakeWELL at Dunmow St Mary's
Bake Off at St Mary's Primary School
Pupils were also decorating their cakes.
Lucy King, nine, with some cupcakes she helped bake.
Dan Tucker, from BakeWELL, took a look at the children's first attempt at baking cupcakes.
Pupils got some advice about their baking skills.
The pupils have been creating their own companies as part of an enterprise project.
Youngsters, at St Mary’s, on High Stile, spent last week baking and decorating cupcakes with the help of Dan Tucker, from BakeWELL, on Market Place.
The visit was part of an enterprise/entrepreneur project. After receiving a brief from ‘Lord Alan Sugar’ about setting up a baking business the pupils got into groups and formed small companies.
They then carried out market research, in the school playground, to find out what their peers liked best in a cupcake and with their results created it.
Dan went into the school to offer advice about how they can improve their first batch as they are going to be selling them at an end of term bake sale.
Teacher Lizzie White said: “It has been a really fun project for the children to be involved in and they have loved baking the cupcakes.
“We are really grateful that Dan has been able to come in and offer his expert advice.”