Francesa Tomkins, a Level 2 Bakery Student from the Birmingham College of Food, has been crowned winner of the recent Kenwood ’Let Them Eat Cake’ competition.

Regional heats took place at cookery schools across the UK, where students were challenged to bake and decorate a special commemorative cake. Each regional finalist then recreated their cake at the national final, held at Mosimann’s Aca-demy in London.

Mark Mosimann, one of the judges said: "Francesca produced a cake that was not only delicious in taste and texture but was also technically perfect."

The competition was organised by machinery supplier Kenwood to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year.