Bakers of the Week Gallery

  • Sweet Indulgence visit the Art of Chocolate Museum – Star Bakers; Anya, Charlotte and Dhurv)

    November 23, 2017 Chris Lord

    This week the students in Sweet indulgence class visited the Art of Chocolate Museum at the Galleria on the Peak , where allthe exhibition are made from chocolate and confectionery. The student got a lesson on the history and economics of chocolate, then looked at the exhibitions, before meeting the artist and then being able to decorate their own Christmas chocolate bar. The artist and mangers of the museum decided on who decorated the bars the best and awarded star baker to   Anya, Charlotte and Dhurv.

  • If the choux fits! (Star Bakers – Anya, Jessica, Leanna, Charlotte and Vanessa)

    November 8, 2017 Chris Lord

    This week was the most technical yet for  this group of Sweet indulgence student, with the Choux pastry challenge. The students excelled in making selections of eclairs, profiteroles and puffs and it was evry difficult to choose the star bakers. However it vwas decided that Anya worked independently to make mini Paris Brest and Jessica, Leanna, Charlotte and Vanessa for using their skills they learnt in previous classes to decorate their products.  

  • Pies, tarts and puffs – Star bakers (Katarina, Charlotte and Catherine)

    November 1, 2017 Chris Lord

    Sweet Indulgence this week was all things pastry, with students either making their own shortcrust or using frozen puff pastry as a standard component.  We had a vast array of dishes on offer, from Egg Tarts to Apple Pies, to Mille Feuille. the star bakers, Katarina, Charlotte and Catherine were awarded for the professional working practices whilst collaborating to make perfect chocolate plaits and a seasonal pumpkin pie.

  • Enriched Bread Doughs – Star Bakers: Jorja, Vanessa, Natalie, Catherine & Anya

    October 25, 2017 Chris Lord

    Sweet Indulgence this week saw the student getting down with the dough, making products like doughnuts, Chelsea buns and bagels. Students learnt about the science behind perfect enriched bread dough and gluten formation, as well as the importance of uniformity of the products if they were to be sold. It was extremely hard to decide on Star bakers this week, so we ended up with 5 students getting the accolade. Jorja and  Vanessa for attempting the very challenging Rainbow bagels, which they baked and fried to do a comparison. Natalie and Catherine for their Halloween themed pumpkin and chocolate ring doughnuts, which looked fantastic and tasted great and Anya who worked indiscreetly to make both chocolate doughnuts and Chelsea buns, which had the perfect texture.

  • Cupcake Wars – Star Bakers (Georgia, Charlotte, Vanessa and Jorja)

    October 11, 2017 Chris Lord

    Oh my, it was tense in Sweet Indulgence this week,  as the cupcake wars competition was in full swing. The class was spit into 5 teams of 4 students and each group had to make 2 different fruity cupcakes, to demonstrate their skills they learnt in previous weeks. The staff-room was excited to sample many of these delightful cupcakes and then staff emailed all the students feedback. After looking at the feedback and how well each team had worked together, it was that  Georgia, Charlotte, Vanessa and Jorja were this weeks Star Bakers , for their apple and caramel  and lime monster cupcakes, as they were best decorated and garnished and showed two different styles  

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