Friday 6 December 2019

Pres girl Abbie cooking good!

Abbie with judge Catherine Leyden
Abbie with judge Catherine Leyden
Abbie’s cake

David Tucker

A student from the Presentation in Wexford whisked her way into the top three of 14 finalists who contested the 'CEIST All Ireland Bake-Off'.

The students were taking part in the fourth annual 'CEIST All Ireland Bake-Off', which is organised with the support of Odlums, and is aimed at encouraging a new generation of bakers, with students asked to design, plan and bake a novelty cake.

Second placed Abbie Devereux, aged 16, from Castlebridge, was just pipped at the post in the senior category in which students had to design, bake and decorate a cake around the theme of 'Wellbeing'.

The daughter of Padraig and Sharon Devereux, Abbie's creation was a Madeira cake with a design of a girl doing yoga under a cherry blosson mtree.

'It's a hobby for her, she bakes a good bit at home as well,' said proud mum Sharon.

Abbie said she wanted to thank several people at the school for their help and support, Lorna Murphy, vice principal Mary Dooley and home economics teacher Jaqueline Hartnett.

Hundreds of submissions were received from 110 schools nationwide and after a tough judging process, the entries were whittled down to just 14 entries.

The finalists took part in the 'Bake Off' final in Ardscoil na Trionóide in Athy, County Kildare, with six junior finalists and eight senior finalists working hard to create their cake in front of judges, including Odlums ambassador Catherine Leyden.

The senior competition winners were, 1st Niamh Doyle, Scoil Mhuire, Carrick-an-Suir, 2nd, Abbie Devereux, Presentation Secondary School, Wexford and third, Orlaith O'Brien, Presentation Secondary School, Tralee.

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