Pupils’ sweet success

BATTENBERG GLORY: Graham Cluer from Premier Foods, Stuart Copeland teacher, Lisa-Jo Harvey (Premier), Leah Champagnie, Chelsey Doyle, Ruth Thorp (Premier), Paul Cartwright (Premier Foods)

BATTENBERG GLORY: Graham Cluer from Premier Foods, Stuart Copeland teacher, Lisa-Jo Harvey (Premier), Leah Champagnie, Chelsey Doyle, Ruth Thorp (Premier), Paul Cartwright (Premier Foods)

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A DYNAMIC team of Pontefract students enjoyed the sweet smell of success after impressing Mr Kipling with their ‘exceedingly good’ cake design.

Seven Carleton Community High School pupils – who took part in a Premier Foods cake-designing challenge – saw their cake land on Morrison’s supermarket shelves across the country last week, under the Mr Kipling brand.

The company liked the pink and green mini cakes so much, they decided to put them into full production.

Stuart Copeland, a teacher at the Green Lane school, said: “We are very proud of the efforts of the pupils who worked to create the cake.

“The process has introduced the pupils to many challenges and real world situations and they have worked tirelessly to ensure that the product best represents their idea.

“The local community hasbeen very enthusiastic about the product actually being available in a national supermarket and the school hopes that this will serve as a benchmark and inspiration for future projects.”

The battenberg cakes – Mr Kipling British Summer Mini Batts - are rhubarb and apple flavoured treats which will be on sale for a limited period.

The students took part in the challenge as part of Premier Foods’ work with The Manufacturing Institute’s ‘Make It’ campaign, encouraging young people to get involved in manufacturing.

Michelle Wilde, brand director of cake at Premier Foods, said: “It has been fantastic to enable young people to have a hand in creating a quality British cake and experience the success of having it listed in Morrison’s.

“We are confident the cake will be a hit with consumers across the country.”