All Ireland Ceist Bake-Off 2019

Congratulations to our talented 5th year student  Lora Dimitrova who came second in Ireland in the Senior category of the 5th annual Ceist Bake-Off held in Athy on Friday the 8th of March 2019. Lora was one of the six finalists in the Senior category.

Lora and her teacher Ms Fitzpatrick who supported Lora at the 5th annual Ceist Bake-Off
Lora and her teacher Ms Fitzpatrick who supported Lora at the 5th annual Ceist Bake-Off

In the senior category entrants had three hours to design, bake and decorate a novelty cake that reflected the theme of ‘Family’, fondant icing had to be used and the entry had to be accompanied by fifty words which described the cake and how it reflected the theme of family.

The competition was judged by Odlum’s Catherine Leyden and Imelda Mc Carron, a contestant in the 2018 series of the Great British Bake-Off.

Our talented 5th year student Lora Dimitrova who came 2nd in Ireland in the Senior category of the 5th annual Ceist Bake-Off with judges Odlum’s Catherine Leyden and Imelda Mc Carron
Our talented 5th year student Lora Dimitrova who came 2nd in Ireland in the Senior category of the 5th annual Ceist Bake-Off with judges Odlum’s Catherine Leyden and Imelda Mc Carron

Lora made a lemon flavoured butter cream madeira cake which she constructed  into a tree trunk which reflected the family tree. On the top of the trunk was a nest containing eggs which represented the core principles of the family – support, love and care, which was written on the eggs.

The stone supports the nest to symbolise the strong bond between family members. The cracks in the bark and tree rings show that sometimes even though there are arguments there will always be love symbolised by the carved heart.

Loras cake which reflected the family tree containing eggs which represented the core principles of the family - support, love and care, which was written on the eggs.
Loras cake which reflected the family tree containing eggs which represented the core principles of the family – support, love and care, which was written on the eggs.

Lora won  a hundred euros, an Odlums apron and an Odlums goodie bag. Ms Fitzpatrick also received an Odlums hamper. Laura featured on Galway Bay Fm, The Tuam Herald and The Galway Advertiser.

It was a fantastic achievement for Lora and our school.We are very proud of you Lora. Well done!

Congratulations & Well done Michaela!

Well done to our Fifth Year student Michaela Welby, came third in the National Ceist bake off in Athy on Friday the 10th March 2017. There were over 160 entries with 14 finalists in the Senior and Junior categories.

Michaela had to design, bake and decorate a novelty cake to reflect the theme of ‘Mother Nature’ in a three-hour time slot. The competition was sponsored by Odlums and Catherine Leyden of Odlums and TV3 was the chief judge.

Fifth Year student Michaela Welby came third in the National Ceist bake off
Fifth Year student Michaela Welby came third in the National Ceist bake off
Michaela's novelty cake reflecting the theme of ‘Mother Nature’
Michaela’s novelty cake reflecting the theme of ‘Mother Nature’
Michaela's novelty cake reflecting the theme of ‘Mother Nature’
Michaela’s novelty cake reflecting the theme of ‘Mother Nature’
Michaela with the other winning seniors from the Bake Off final
Michaela with the other winning seniors from the Bake Off final
Michaela with Catherine Leyden of Odlums and TV3 who was the chief judge.
Michaela with Catherine Leyden of Odlums and TV3 who was the chief judge.