Fairtrade Bake Off at Castleisland Community College

Castleisland Community College star bakers: Myra O Connor, Aoibheann Cotter and Meghan Aherne with Dan Browne, Culinary Arts Lecturer MTU.

Castleisland Community College held its annual Fairtrade Bake Off Competition recently.

The competition is a yearly event in the school and is open to all students in the school not just those who study Home Economics.

A Fairtrade product had to be used thus creating awareness of ethical consumption. Dan Browne, Culinary Arts Lecturer at MTU Kerry Campus judged the competition.

Demonstration for Students

Before the Bake Off competition was held, Dan kindly visited the school and provided a demonstration for students interested.

The Bake Off was certainly a resounding success as evidenced by the outstanding talent and of the delicious cakes produced, according to Jo McGrath the Home Economics teacher.

Team-work and Old Fashioned Fun

“There were 35 entries this year and mainly from group entries. The competition encourages creativity, team work and good old fashioned fun,” said Ms. McGrath.

The winning cake was named ‘Beach Party’ and it was made by third year students, Megan Aherne, Myra O’Connor and Aoibheann Cotter. It was a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and the Fairtrade ingredient used was dark chocolate.

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