Tameside College bakery student Alexandra Edwards is back from a Swiss sojourn after winning a bursary with the Richemont School.

The Worshipful Company of Bakers sent her on a five-day course at the Lucerne-based school after impressing judges with her confectionery and bakery skills; she produced a range of zesty orange shortbreads with chocolate twists, traditional scones including sultana and cherry, and a decorative gateau.

While at the Richemont School, Edwards learned how to bake various types of speciality bread and worked on her decorative skills in marzipan, Swiss chocolate and gateau work.

She said: "Switzerland was an amazing place. I had the chance to train with people from around the world who taught me lots and I feel more confident in my skills."