The CLF Big Bake

The fiercely competitive annual CLF Big Bake is the exciting annual baking battle for CLF students and pupils, in which secondary and primary academy teams prove their prowess and are crowned the CLF’s best bakers.

Held this year at King’s Oak Academy, a team from each CLF school was invited to participate in our second annual baking competition.

Testing the bakers’ creative flair and technical ability, each school team offered one scrumptious cake judged by CLF CEO Steve Taylor and special guest judges Michelin-star chef Josh Eggleton and Junior Bake Off runner-up, Robbie Hedges.

An amazing selection of cakes were blind tasted and bonus points were on offer for a bake linked to the CLF’s HEART values.

While the cake tasting took place, the oven gloves were off in a live technical challenge. Primary school pupils were asked to decorate biscuits and secondary pupils asked to make scones. These again were marked by the judges and added to each academy’s overall score.

Before the winners were announced, judges praised the baking on display and noted the amazing effort both students had put into the competition.

The winning teams were from Bristol Brunel Academy and Summerhill Academy.

Kate Richardson, CLF Executive Principal, said: “It was a fantastic afternoon to show our children that they are a part of something bigger; our Cabot Learning Federation family. We thoroughly enjoyed the baking, talking to the inspiring judges, being together again following the pandemic and of course, tasting the bakes! Congratulations to all of the pupils who took part!”