A Union Jack-themed Battenberg cake is set to join the Mr Kipling range after a group of high school students from West Yorkshire won a Premier Foods competition. The cake will be on sale nationally later this year.

The company challenged 12 schools to set up their own mini manufacturing business and create a cake to celebrate either the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the London 2012 Olympics.

Carleton Community High School in Pontefract won the trophy with its ‘Jubilee Delight’. Judges praised the students’ well-designed packaging, which included a Jubilee-themed game on the back.

Runners-up were the team from Stocksbridge High School in Sheffield, who impressed judges with the development of their ‘White Diamond’ luxury strawberry and cream cakes.

The event is part of a series of themed challenges, supported by The Manufacturing Institute through its ‘Make It’ campaign, which aims to attract the brightest and best new talent into manufacturing.

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