Bishop’s pupils put their baking skills to the test for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Twelve creative Bishop’s cooks took part in a House competition linked to ‘The Platinum Pudding Competition’ run by Fortnum & Mason to create a pudding fit for the Queen. The entries were spectacular and Mrs Veale and Mrs Wright were impressed by the effort that had gone into their original dessert/cake ideas.
The judging criteria were: • It Tastes Just Right • Perfect for Home Bakers • A Memorable Story • Fit for The Queen
Everyone who took part in the house competition was encouraged to also enter the national competition which closed on 4th February. For the national competition, the winner’s name will be seen on the pudding which will either be sold in Fortnum’s or online with all profits going to charity. The winner will get a trophy, afternoon tea, a £500 gift voucher and hamper. There will be two runners up prizes of hampers. The winning recipe will also be gifted to The Queen and the public as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Fortnum & Mason are working in partnership with The Big Jubilee Lunch who will encourage people to make the recipe at home to enjoy with family, friends, and their local community.
Even more importantly, there were over 200 BHGS House points on offer. It was very hard to decide but Mr Wood, Mrs Veale and Mrs Wright eventually identified the winners as:
In first place: Willow Wright (Franklin) 2nd place: Connie Dykes (Parr) 3rd place: Keira Marshment (Seacole) 4th place: Ruby Law & Zahra Landau (Seacole) 5th place: Amelia Beachey (Hadid) Everyone who took part received 3 house points for their time, effort and commitment.
There are 3 rounds of judging in the national competition, culminating in a final on the week commencing 14th March when the five finalists will be invited to Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, London to bake their recipe for the judging panel. We will be waiting with bated breath to discover whether one of our pupils makes it that far!
Good luck in the national competition, everyone!