Anyone for Lavender and Blackberry cheesecake? Students excel in cheesecake competition

By Liam Drury

Students‘ stunning creations have won a Bakkavor Cheesecake Challenge competition.

Budding Mary Berry food students at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset were challenged by international food manufacturing company, Bakkavor, to make a new cheesecake design and flavour.

All of the entries were outstanding but the judging panel declared a joint-winner, Year 10 student Seth Barnshaw with a Lavender and Blackberry Cheesecake.

And Year 11 students Ellie Biddle, Korben Noble and Hoshi Speight won with a Tequila Rose Eton Mess Cheesecake.

Second place was Paige Batt and Elisha Holbrook with a Chocolate Orange Deluxe Cheesecake. 

All received prizes.

Judges included principal Dan Milford and staff from the Bakkavor Production team, General Manager, John Bowman and Ann Clutterbuck

They marked students on the quality of their presentation, their research into costings and packaging and equally the attractiveness and taste of the cheesecakes.

Mr Milford said: “We saw some sensational cheesecakes being made which looked too good to eat!

”Students developed their ideas and designs in their own time and during after school sessions over six weeks. They also researched target markets, costings and packaging ideas. Well done to everyone involved.”

TKASA is one of the fastest improving schools in the south west and part of The Priory Learning Trust.