The Great Braeburn Bake Off 2024

8th February 2024

Excitement around The Great Braeburn Bake Off has filled the school and kitchens of Nanyuki over the past few weeks. The first week started off with Braeburn's youngest bakers as children in EYFS and Year 1 showed off their baking skills. They made bright cupcakes, classic cookies, and creative cakes that wowed the judges. Everyone was impressed not just by how yummy they were but also by how much hard work the little chefs put into producing such masterpieces.

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In the second week, things got even more interesting as children from Year 2, 3 and 4 baked some amazing cakes, muffins, pastries and even a giant sushi roll cake!. The school office smelled fantastic with the aroma of freshly baked goods, and had all the teachers drooling.

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The final week was just awesome. Children from Year 5, 6, 7 and 8 blew the judges away with their incredible creations; we had a cake that could have come right out of a Harry Potter book, and one with 3D ducks and butterflies on it, as well as a delicious lemon drizzle, a fancy artisanal sourdough bread, air-fried doughnuts and melt-in-your-mouth fudge. Taste buds were definitely alive!

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For three Mondays in a row, the FANS bake sale stand was like a crowded party, filled with tasty goodies from classic favourites to new and creative treats. All proceeds raised from the bake sale will be directed towards a deserving charitable cause. Thank you to all of the parent helpers who ran the sale like clockwork!

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Here's what the judges had to say about some of the standout bakes:

  • A caramel lover's dream
  • Flapjacks made by a pro
  • A zesty treat indeed
  • A heart-shaped delight filled with love
  • A sweet and moist cake that's oreo-volous
  • Perfect for olive oil and balsamic pairing

The judges commended every entry in this year's Great Braeburn Bake Off for the effort each child put into their creation. But they had to choose just two from each day to highly commend. They rated the goods on their appearance, taste, creativity and 'homemade' element. After careful deliberation, special recognition goes to the following highly commended bakers:

  • EYFS - Year 1: George R
  • Year 2 - 4: Ru & Rhys
  • Year 5 - 8: Anna & Evie

Congratulations!

Association of International Schools in Africa
Council of British International Schools (Compliance Member)
GL Education Assessment Excellence
Independent Schools Inspectorate
Council of British International Schools (Accredited Member)