Sleaford student makes it to bake off final

Oliver Batt pictured with fellow finalists in the Boston College Bake Off. EMN-170803-165148001
Oliver Batt pictured with fellow finalists in the Boston College Bake Off. EMN-170803-165148001

A Sleaford pupil made it to the final stages of a bake off style competition held earlier this month.

Oliver Batt, from St George’s Academy, entered the first Boston College Bake Off event, and made it through to the final round - the masterclass.

He took part in three technical challenges making a sponge cake, some langue de chat piped biscuits, and assembling and decorating their cake using butter cream and decorations.

The competition started in November last year, with pupils from schools across Lincolnshire being asked to send in ‘showstopper’ ideas.

The top 12 entires were shortlisted and took part in the masterclass round before six of the best entries were chosen for the final.

The finalists, including Oliver, walked away with a Bake Off apron, The Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes and Bakes to Make at Home cookery book and a goodie bag.

Oliver Batt said: ”It was definitely a challenge but it was fun and a great experience. The college students were highly skilled and very helpful. It was a pleasure to take part.”

Steve Cottrell, Boston College programme area manager for catering and hospitality, said: “The catering and hospitality department at Boston College has been blown away by the response from schools and the number of entries that we have had in this first year of the Boston College Bake Off Competition.

“Our wish is to build upon this year’s success and make the Boston College Bake Off Competition an even bigger and better annual event.”