Due to the popularity of the Great British Bake Off,  and also spending a long amount of time indoors,  many of us have taken an interest in baking.

I thought that a DSTC bake-off would be a good idea but then thought why not make it bigger.  So I then contacted all the schools in Dartford and the Great Dartford Virtual Bake Off was born!

The brief was to make a show-stopping bake and bakers all round Dartford set to work.

Graham Hornigold, who is a parent of a year 9 student at DSTC, pastry chef and former judge on the junior GBBO, also offered to help judge the amazing entries.

In all, we had 100 entrants from 15 schools around Dartford.  

The judging was hard and the standard was amazing.  We both did not know how old the bakers were or what school they were from.  

The winners were:

Key Stage 2: Alexander from Oakfield Primary 

Key Stage 3:  Kiki from DSTC

Key Stage 5: Jashanpreet from DSTC

Each winner received a goody bag with Mary Berry’s baking book, a set of nozzles, professional piping bags and an amazing trophy.

Thank you to Dartford Borough Council and Dartford Living magazine who sponsored the event to make it possible. 

Jonathan Dix