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Gorey Community School Students “Wow” Local Bakers


Gorey Community School availed of the expertise of three locally renouned bakers from Stafford’s Bakery, Cake Creator and La Baguette to judge their annual Great Gorey Community School Bake Off.

Seven Junior Cycle Students and six Senior Cycle students were given the brief of baking cooking and serving a “Wow Desert” suitable for a special occasion.

The event was sponsored by Stafford’s Bakery, Funges, Super Valu, Redmond Electric, Cake Creator and La Baguette.

Students demonstrated great flair and creativity as they produced a mouth watering show stopping display of desserts.  Due to the high standard judges deliberated at length and they finally chose Ellen Flood as the winner in the Senior section while Ruby Levingston secured the 1st place prize in the Junior section.

Both students will represent Gorey Community School in the All Ireland “Great Loreto Bake Off” on the 29th of April 2016.

Gorey Community School have been selected and are delighted to host this prestigious event now in its third year.  Contestants will travel from Loreto schools from as far away as Donegal and Cork.

Judges were treated to an amazing array of desserts after the two hour bake off, embracing all sorts of themes from Christmas to Chocolate Suprize in the Senior section.

The judges awarded 2nd place to Megan Byrne and highly commended to Orla Corbally.  In the Junior section 2nd place went to Andrea Kinsella and highly commended to Eilish Doyle. 

Now we look forward to the All Ireland “Great Loreto Bake Off”.
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Gorey Community School hosts The Great Loreto Bake-Off final 2016
The Home Economics department of Gorey Community School proudly hosted schools from all over Ireland, as young bakers competed in the 2016 final of the ‘Great Loreto Bake-Off’. Finalists travelled from as far away as Donegal and Cork to compete for the junior and senior title. Our own school was represented at junior level by Ruby Levingstone, a third year student and at senior level by Ellen Flood, a fifth year student.
Run in conjunction with the Loreto Education centre, this competition now in its third year, is loosely based on the concept of The Great British  and The Great Irish Bake-Offs. These programmes together with our recent recession have seen a real revival in  interest in home baking. This cookery competition has further encouraged many of our young students to be part of this revival.
On final day, the finalists were asked to prepare, cook and serve a “Show-stopper Baked Dessert”,  in  a three hour time slot,  in front of a panel of five judges. Gorey Community School were proud to have the expertise of a number of local bakers together with the Managing Director of Kenwood, Ireland, to judge the competition. The judges were Una Stafford (Stafford’s Bakery), Siobhan Casey (Primrose Cafe), Didier ( La Boulangerie), Anna Gethings, Head Pastry chef, Brook Lodge, Mc Creddin Village and Susan Coleman (Kenwood, Ireland).
After much deliberation and tasting (of course!) winners were decided upon. A prize giving ceremony was held in the afternoon where a selection of wonderful prizes awaited the worthy winners. First place prize winners at both senior and junior level, received a Kenwood mixer, a cheque for 100 euro and a deluxe hamper of baking goodies and local produce. Star bakers at both levels, received Kenwood hand held mixers, 50 euro and a luxury hamper. Highly commended and all other participants received certificates and goody bags with contents from Kenwood, local produce and baking goodies. Also, this year a perpetual trophy was introduced to the competition. This will be awarded annually to the senior winner of The Great Loreto Bake-off. This trophy was created by local crasftsman Robert O’Connor and has been dedicated to the late sister Eileen Randles, who not only made a great contribution to education but who was also an avid baker herself.
The prizewinners were as follows; Junior winner; Katie Hassan, Loreto Convent, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Junior ‘Star- Baker’: Caoimhe Hyland, Loreto, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Highly commended junior: Aisling Murray, Loreto High School, Beaufort, Dublin. Senior winner: Sally Nolan, Loreto High School, Beaufort, Dublin. Senior ‘Star-Baker’: Lily Cunniam, Loreto Abbey, Dalkey, Co. Dublin Highly commended: Naomi Kearney, Loreto Community School, Milford, Co. Donegal
The success of our Great Loreto Bake-Off final was attributed to a lot of hard work and planning together with great support from school management and numerous generous sponsors.
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Gorey Community School Bake-Off final 2017
On Friday the 27th of January, 8 students competed in the annual school Great
Gorey Bake Off competition. The winner in the junior section was Kayleigh
O'Leary and the winner in the senior section was Aoife Costelloe.

These two students will represent Gorey Community School at the All Ireland Great Loreto Bake Off in Letterkenny in May.
The participating students were fantastic and made cakes with great artistic flair and outstanding presentation. The judge from Sean Staffords Bakery gave the students praise for their skills and attention to detail. We wish the two girls the best of luck in the all-Ireland Bake Offhe following students participated in the bake off last Friday: Aoife Costelloe from TY Andrea Kinsella, Gearoid Condren and Eilish Doyle from third
year Ava Pierce from Second year Katelyn OLeary, Holly Meehan and Beth OHart
from first year Caoimhe Noctor was due to bake but was unable due to illness.
Aoife Costello won the senior section Junior section: Winner was Katelyn OLeary,
second was Andrea Kinsella and third was Eilish Doyle.

Winners go forward to the all Ireland Loreto Bake Off in Letterkenny Donegal in May.