Elstree Jubilee Bake Off

During half term, the Elstree children were invited to take part in the ‘Great Elstree Jubilee Bake Off ‘. The challenge was to bake a cake fit for the Queen.  Creativity abounded as entries with cakes of all shapes and sizes reflecting the interests and traditions of the British Royal family came flooding in.

We were honoured that the competition this year was judged by Mrs Karen Pilkington, who herself baked the Queen’s birthday cake in 2012, her Golden Jubilee Year.  She was incredibly impressed with the entries and of course more than qualified to give her feedback:

‘Well done everyone! From edible corgis, to summer strawberries, your wonderful cakes all looked utterly delicious.  It was very hard to choose winners, as you all did so brilliantly; I think the Queen would love all your patriotic creations.  Bravo and congratulations!

The entries

The entries for this competition made it very hard for our judge.  We had a Union Jack flag cake made up of 3 different ‘bakes’: Lemon drizzle, chocolate brownie and rice crispy cake.  There was a Banana cake in shape of a coin with the Queen’s head on it whilst another entry was banana and nutella cupcakes. There was a bite-size Union Jack cake, several Royal Crown Cakes, a classic Victoria sponge with fantastically patriotic decorations. There was even Her Majesty’s favourite Birthday Cake (with a special meringue twist!). What a wonderful variety!

The results:


  • Winner: Carrie B 
  • Highly Commended: Jonny O’N

Years 3 & 4

  • Winner: Sam N
  • Highly Commended: Lance K

Years 5 & 6

  • Winner: Mila and Bella T 
  • Highly Commended: Harry C

Years 7 & 8

  • Winner: Petra M
  • Highly Commended: Sergey T


Well done everyone, and we hope you enjoyed eating the results of your hard work!