Report by Zak Minett - Year 8
The Help for Heroes bake sale was a huge success, raising over £180, all to go towards the charity. The charity itself was 'formed to help those wounded in Britain's current conflict', and is supported by Prince Harry. It is nationally recognised for it's logo, 2 men carrying a wounded soldier on a stretcher, and its mascot, 'Hero the bear'.
The cake sale was organised by Miss Myners, and had students from all years donating their baked goods. The sale was during morning break, and had a variety of cakes from chocolate to coffee, and Victoria sponge to a vegan alternative.
There was also a competition for the best designed cake, with the top three going through to the national competition and first place winning a baking hamper. The entries consisted of cakes with different coloured tiers, representing the 3 colours of the Help for Heroes medal, frosted cakes with the Help for Heroes logo, with some cakes focusing largely on the symbol of poppies. runners up were Tegan Manship Year 7 - above middle and Matthew Holman Year 7 - above right with myself winning - above left. I was very proud of this achievement, and based my cake on the national symbol of remembrance, the poppy. I covered the side of a Victoria sponge in poppies, which i made out of fondant. I then piped 'Help 4 Heroes' on dark grey fondant on top of the cake, then made a medal with the 3 colours of the help for heroes medal. Finally i modelled hero the bear out of fondant. The cake was judged by an impartial judge.
The baking hamper included bars of white and milk cooking chocolate, mini marshmallows, cupcake salt and pepper shakers, candle, cupcake cases and casings, sprinkles and a piping bag set. All essentials to a chocoholic baker.
The cake sale was a great success and raised lots of money for a good cause. Thank you Miss Myners!