Young guns

18 May, 2007
Student bakers impressed judges with the high standard of competition entries at their recent annual conference. Anne Bruce reports
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The bakery student population converged on Blackpool on the recent May Day weekend with one thing on its mind. And that was impressing its elders with superlative bakery products - from wired sugarflowers to vegetarian pastries, chocolate wedding cakes and oven-bottom Coburg loaves.
The youngsters came from nine bakery colleges around the UK and, between them, entered 694 items into the massive annual bakery competition held at the annual conference of the Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (formerly NFBSS/IBB Alliance). Among the entries were 250 in the bread classes, 360 in the confectionery classes and 52 in California Raisins-supported classes. Some 20 entries were received in live competitions, from piping to marzipan modelling and dead dough work. Competition secretary Jane Hatton from Brooklands College oversaw proceedings.As the prizes were awarded, Charles Geary, chair of the bread judges, praised the high standard of entries, particularly a "superb bloomer" from Horton Trophy winner Ian Sutherland. Chair of the confectionery judges Jean Grieves gave students tips for next year as she added her praise. n----=== Top of their class ===Blackburn CollegeOverall winner, Founders Cup Donna Ainsworth: Warburtons Challenge Trophy for morning goodsIan Sutherland: Horton TrophyKayli Barnes: Mandy Wansell Trophy for 800g loafKezia Sterling: Frank Webster Trophy for an 800g white tin loaf, Victory Challenge Trophy; Overall winner: Victory Challenge TrophyShaminnisa Patel: Masters Award best loaf in showBlackpool CollegeAlex Truelove: Novices' CupCraig Cartwright: savoury vegetarian pastryJenni Bliszczak: British Bakels classKirsty Hughes: Devon Rose Bowl, Best fruit cake in Victory Challenge TrophyMichelle Holmes: Innovation Trophy for a fermented dough productPamela Ellis: Wrights Trophy for a bread display piece (live)Sharon Ann Humphrey: Live marzipan modelling class Amy Finch: California Raisins Student Innovation Award, Bread/bakeryHilary Johnson: California Raisins Student Innovation Award confectioneryBrooklands College, SurreyChun Young Lee: Live wired sugarflowersDenise Bristow-Burrows: British Sugar class for a novelty cakeDuck-ae Lim: Slattery TrophyIndika Jayasera: Renshaw decorative class celebration cakeToyoyo Yoshizawa: IBB Cup for live pipingVivian Lee: Blandy Cup for a decorated wedding cake and a wedding cake baseVivian Lee: Goldex Cup for a wired sugarflower displayLeeds Thomas DanbyJoanne Hartley: 800g loaf and a buttercream gateauLeicester CollegeSarah Hughes: Gerry Cup for a live cut-outTameside College, ManchesterCalifornia Raisins Future Baker Award

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