For Fenwick House, one of last term’s biggest events was the House Family Bake Off. There are eight House Families in Fenwick, each made up of pupils from all year groups. For the Bake Off, each was tasked with whipping up a culinary storm in one hour, with a maximum budget of £10. Each bake was judged not only on taste and presentation but also on teamwork - how much did each family member contribute, and was there a 'family atmosphere'?
The Competition was run over four nights using two ovens, and the girls had a great time, coming together with the common goals of winning the Bake Off and becoming a tighter House Family. It was quite an event - one family went way over budget, one had an old family recipe, another created crepe cakes that judges refused to taste, another burnt their first attempt at a lemon drizzle cake, and one family made a trio of desserts.
The competition culminated in a grand showstopper finale, with the brief of creating a cake in the shape of the letter F. The entries from the two finalists, shown below, were pleasing to the palette and the eye. Well done to all the girls for their fantastic teamwork and great humour.