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Tunnock’s Teacake Challenge
Our Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students took part in the Tunnock’s Teacake Challenge during their practical lessons this half term. The food styling challenge was to produce a plate with a focus on the presentation of a Tunnock’s Teacake to the theme of “Patterns and Shapes”. The students were encouraged to create a piece of culinary art using their artistic creativity and food preparation skills.
We were looking for the most stunning plate created. Marks were awarded for creativity, presentation and using a variety of technical skills. Our students demonstrated various high level skills including making their own honeycomb, fruit coulis and piping.
Due to the strength of the entrees it was difficult for our guest judges, Food & Textiles teachers Mrs Dray and Mrs Finch, to pick the winners. Our top four students were 1st place Darcey Cumberland, 2nd place Immie Baldwin and joint 3rd place Annabella Johnson and Alice Lynn. Darcey will be entered into the national competition to represent Presdales and we wish her all the best.