Gorey Community School students go head-to-head in bake off
Sweet smells lingered the corridors of Gorey Community school last week as the students got creative for the annual Great Gorey Community School Bake Off.
They enlisted the expertise from locally renowned baker Richard Donohoe from Staffords Bakery and Bridget Kirwan to judge the fruits of their efforts.
Ten junior cycle students and four senior cycle students had to serve a batch of scones and decorated cupcakes in the space of two and a half hours.
The event was sponsored by Stafford's Bakery, Alder's Jewellers, Pettitt's SuperValu, Osbourne's Daybreak, Applegreen, Mace, XL Bridge Stores, Funge's of Gorey, Yong Fu, Inspire and the Parent's Association.
The students showed great creativity as they produced some mouth-watering scones and cupcakes. The judges had to deliberate at length, but they finally chose Beth O'Hart as the winner in the junior section for her tear and share garlic, chive and cheese scones and lemon meringue cupcakes, and Ruby Levingstone secured first place in the senior section for her leek and cheese scone and Game of Thrones dragon inspired cupcakes.
Both students received a €100 cash prize and a Chrysalis bracelet. The participants were all given a goodie bag for taking part which included a bracelet.
The judges awarded second place in the junior section to Mia Kinsella. In the senior section, second place went to Andrea Kinsella.