The Great Matfen Bake Off

As TVs Great British Bake Off prepares to announce its 2016 winner tonight, we too had our own special bake off with 22 Year 3 pupils at Corbridge First School in Northumberland last week.


The six and seven-year-olds were put through their paces by the award-winning hotel’s head chef, Paul Blakey, who showed them how to make cakes and explain the science behind proving, rising and baking.

The hotel’s Managing Director, Bernard Bloodworth, then stepped into the shoes of GBBO’s Paul Hollywood to carry out a taste and declare the winning cake. The winner was Cate Hilary F.