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Mark's fireworks cake sparks judges' interest
A CAKE designed by a ten-year-old boy will be on sale in a popular tearoom after it won a school bake off contest.
Mark Kirkbride’s Fire Crackle Cake, featuring popping “fireworks” candy and fondant icing shaped like fireworks, won the Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School bake off competition and will be available in Tealicious, on Elvet Bridge, Durham City, during the half-term holidays, from October 29 to November 2.
About 50 school pupils designed cakes for the contest, before a shortlist of four was drawn up.
The four finalists then had the chance to make their cake in the Tealicious kitchen, before the winner was chosen by a judging panel including Councillor Pauline Charlton, the Mayor of Durham and chairman of Durham County Council, in school today (Tuesday, October 22).
Headteacher Mark Dent said: “It’s always nice for the children to see businesses at work so they understand jobs outside school.
“It taught the children about business and also about cooking.”
The other finalists were Jane Flanagan, Sophie-Jae Carr and Alex Cockburn.
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