The Great Loreto Bake-Off

The aroma of beautiful baking filled the corridors of Loreto College on Friday 2nd February.  14 students divided into Junior and Senior Categories put on their aprons and participated in the Great Loreto Bake-Off.

Under the supervision of Ms. McDermott and Ms. Greene, our Home Economics Kitchen became a scene of culinary creativity as eggs, flour, sugar, butter and a myriad of other colourful ingredients were mixed, whisked, sculpted and baked.

The Junior Competition involved students having to bake a 1 tier cake, iced and decorated in a theme of their choice.  Senior students also had to bake a single tier cake, iced and decorated, but theirs had to have a nature theme.

The competing students were:


Junior Senior
Nicole Byrne 1st year

Aisha Malombo 1st year

Ekenenna Chukwuewuzie 2nd year

Aisha Yassin 3rd year

Holly Gorman 3rd year

Kellie Madden 3rd year

Grace Farrell 3rd year

Cody McGrath 3rd year

Gabrielle Carey 3rd year

Tara Brilly 4th Year

Claire McAvinue 5th year

Milena Naujalyte 5th year

Ciara Whyte 5th year

Rachel Maher 5th year



The adjudicating was performed by a team of three independent judges; Kevin Byrne, owner of Mayfield Restaurant, Terenure, Fiona Mulligan, Chef in Canal Bank Cafe, Leeson Street and chef Oran Colhoun

Congratulations to Aicha Malombo who won the Junior Competition and Rachel Maher who won the senior Bake off.

Aicha Malombo, Junior Bake-off winner

Aicha Malombo (Junior Winner)

Rachel Maher, Senior Bake-off winner

Rachel Maher (Senior winner)